Meet Thea, a 12-year-old girl from Norway who (many think) is to be married to her 37-year-old fiance, Geir. In her blog, Theas Bryllup (‘Thea’s Wedding’ in Norwegian), Thea details every step in the lead up to her marriage this month, from the dress she’ll wear to the cake the newly married couple will cut together at their reception.
Even though Facebook is illegal in Iran (though 4 million Iranians use it) and a lot of men and women now even date before marriage, the Iranian government still requires women to dress ‘modestly, which includes always wearing a veil. If they remove their veils in public, they can receive 70 lashes or 60 days […]
In honour of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, photographer Eunique Jones created the project ‘Because of Them, We Can’. It shows little girls transformed into iconic women of the past and present, with an insightful quote from each woman. From Gloria Steinem and Frida Kahlo to Michelle Obama and Anne Frank, this series […]
To raise awareness of international women’s struggle for rights, crowdfunding site Catapult created a very interesting (and startling) campaign. In this visual campaign, three mock magazine covers were designed to ‘highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues’ and to ‘push the conversation forward’.
To this day, Iranian women still face discrimination, with restrictions in women’s rights right down to what they wear. Taking up ninjitsu, or the art of the ninja, has been one increasingly popular avenue for self-expression.