Stories about English from March, 2018
Lensa, who is from Ethiopia, is one of many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon forced to work and live in difficult conditions under Lebanon's notorious "kafala" (meaning sponsorship) system.
Globally, close to 1 billion people are learning English as a Foreign Language and all of them encounter binary gender pronouns from the earliest lessons.
"This bill is the result of a repressive mindset restrictive of freedoms, reflecting a nostalgia for the dictatorship era".
UNESCO Bangkok has launched a website that links Thai journalists and researchers to female academics, government officials, corporate leaders, and NGO activists.
The tragic Kemerovo incident exposed not only the Russian officials' numbness to grief and poor crisis management skills, but also the society's susceptibility to online trolling, both state-sponsored and external.
"To stop [my activism] would mean that I am giving another police officer permission to kill another of my brothers, or anyone else for that matter."
In this podcast, a dozen Global Voices contributors take you to the latest Global Voices Summit and talk about their real life friendship, cross-cultural collaboration, and the value of community.
The cancellation of hukou may imply that they might not be able to receive their retirement pension or sell properties they own. Other big cities may follow in Shanghai's footsteps.
"I told my family that what I'm doing might have uncertain consequences, but it's something that needs to be done."
"No more "bad migrant"-"good migrant" division games. People's lives do not fit in a tickbox. Politicians should listen to more real migrant stories to understand."
In 2015-16, 82% of women who got sterilized did so at a govt-run center. For family planning, 85% of government funds are allocated to sterilization, and 13.5% to equipment, salaries.
Community mobilization is key to ending Tuberculosis in India. The survivors of this disease are sharing their stories to strengthen the fight to eradicate TB from India.
"In this dystopian world, you occupy a special place... You've never had any relationship or communication with the US authorities. You don’t have any US paper except your birth certificate."
The #SayNOto66d website documents online defamation cases in Myanmar while providing information tools to support the campaign to repeal the law.
"The sadness in my heart, like a mountain/The heart under your chest, like a stone."
"It finally feels like the narrow vision of the past has broadened to include people on their merits, yet what a heavy burden of expectations the first one [...] carries."
From Sydney Biennale Installations to Film Screenings, Ai Weiwei Highlights Treatment of Global Refugees
"How do we go from a darkness where we have dehumanized refugees and militarized responses, to one where we reclaim a shared human identity?"
"Jamaica, we mourn the passing of sculptor Gene Pearson and writer Garfield Ellis. But we will celebrate them always."
"I want to be a journalist to convey the innocents' suffering or study chemistry to make medicine to the people." - Noor, 12 years old, Eastern Ghouta
Despite Resignation of Slovakian Prime Minister, Thousands of Protesters Continue to Demand Justice for Murdered Journalist
An estimated 65,000 protesters demanding early elections gathered in the capital city of Bratislava while thousands more rallied in the streets of other cities.