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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Gender violence in Pakistan: women fighting back
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Hundreds if not thousands of women are murdered, kidnapped and assaulted each year in Pakistan. A 2018 survey estimated 1 in 3 women experienced domestic violence, but conviction rates are extremely low. It is being described by some in Pakistan as a ‘gender violence epidemic.’ Now Pakistani women are demanding action to address the vast scale of violence.