Fujn’s News of the Week #09 starts with:
England marked historic win in women’s Euro 2022 tournament. Yet, the earnings of women players compared to their men counterparts is still a matter of debate.
On July 31, England defeated Germany and won UEFA women’s Euro 22. Queen Elizabeth II congratulated the team and said, “This win will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations. Your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned.”
The question is whether this success would help the women wages to rise closer to the likes of European giants or the US National Women’s Soccer League. Reportedly, the top players in these teams earns more than £420,000 per season.
Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62378095
Over 80 men accused of raping eight women appear in South African court
Around 12 women were allegedly attacked by a group of armed men clad in blankets. These women were a part of crew who were filming a music video. The suspects raped eight of the women and robbed everyone of their belongings before fleeing the scene.
The suspects are allegedly illegal miners, also known as zama-zamas. These miners are mostly foreigners and dig for gold in the Johannesburg area.
Following the investigation, the police arrested around 80 men at an abandoned mining site and produced them before the court.
To read more, click the link here https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/02/over-80-men-accused-raping-eight-women-appear-south-africa-court
New report on Afghanistan reconstruction shows bleak outlook for women
Despite the demands of the U.S. and many international communities, the rights of women in Afghanistan have deteriorated to a level unseen since the Taliban first imposed its repressive policies in the 1990s. According to a report by special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the State and Defense Department disbursed at least $787 million to programs focused on women and girls from 2002 to 2020. However, the women’s rights in Afghanistan failed to achieve the structural change, as envisioned by the U.S. and international partners. There were a number of obstacles, including “inconsistent implementation” by the prior Afghan government of women’s rights policies and “ingrained traditional social norms,” among others.
To know more, read the article here https://www.cbsnews.com/news/afghanistan-reconstruction-bleak-outlook-women-report/
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