Buddhist Nuns Learn Kung Fu
June 28, 2017
September 19, 2016: His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa, leader of the 1,000 year old Drupka lineage of Buddhism, has encouraged Buddhist nuns to learn self defense as a means of promoting gender equality and female empowerment. Read the story: The King Fu Nuns of Nepal (BBC -Travel)
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SecurityWomen welcomes the new UN Security Council Resolution 2538 announced on the 28 August 2020 calling for greater action to bolster the role of women — both uniformed and civilian — in all levels of peacekeeping.
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