India girl kills herself over 'menstruation shaming'

In a suicide note, she accused the teacher of "torturing" her.

Although the girl did not mention period shaming in her letter, the mother says her daughter was asked to leave the class because of the stain.

Menstruation is taboo in parts of rural India. Women are traditionally believed to be impure during their periods.

Police say they have registered a case of suicide and are investigating. The incident took place early on Sunday in Tirunelveli district in the state of Tamil Nadu.

VAN2017 & ODC Computers support future ICT girls leaders who are SMART Sistas

Van2017 Em Pawa female mascot officiated the robotic presentation yesterday at the ICT day in the Convention Centre in Port Vila.

Standing up as the voice of empowering women and girls in Vanuatu, her presence beside the girls reflects not only women in Sport but also to help narrow the gender divide with women in ICT.

Community Relations and Events Coordinator Relvie Poilapa said “this is a first to have Ni-Vanuatu Girls in such areas of technology, and it is indeed a pride, an achievement for women and Girls, and also for Vanuatu.

Fitted tees, shorty shorts: wrong message to girls?

that she co-founded a business, Girls Will Be, which provides empowering shirts and shorts so girls can live their active lives and still feel good about what they wear.

The business was inspired, in part, by her soon-to-be-12-year-old daughter, who could never find anything she wanted to wear in the girls' department.

Girls spend 40% more time on chores than boys, UN report finds

Unicef said the difference in time spent working amounted to 160m extra hours a day worldwide.

Two out of three girls cook and clean in the home, and almost half collect water or firewood.

They also perform more "less visible" domestic work like childcare or looking after the elderly, the report says.

It also found that the extra workload increased with time: between ages five and nine, girls spend 30% more time on chores - by 14, it rises to 50%.

Vanuatu, a Pacific paradise…unless you’re a young girl

Many young women and children are sexually abused, often by family members in this small island nation.

However, due to ‘custom tradition’ and a culture of silence, only a small percentage of these cases are reported to authorities and reports that do get filed aren’t reportedly dealt with adequately.