Stories about Protest from March, 2018
‘They Beat Me Everyday With an Electric Cable…They Smashed My Head Into the Walls’
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.
In the Wake of a Fatal Fire in Russia, Official Numbness and Online Trolling Stoke Outrage
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.
DRC's Joseph Kabila Isolated as Delays to Organise the 2018 Elections Continue
This three-day protest was an opportunity for the opposition to show their support for the organisation of "credible and transparent" elections.
False Reports Spread Online After the Murder of Brazilian Activist and Politician Marielle Franco
Fake rumors about the personal life and activism of murdered Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco were shared by several right-wing groups and personalities.
The Sterilization War In India That Never Stops
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.
Uncertainty Surrounds the Upcoming Election in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The coming months will be critical for the elections. Will President Kabila respect the existing electoral calendar?
#SayNOto66d: Documenting the Surge of Online Defamation Cases in Myanmar
The #SayNOto66d website documents online defamation cases in Myanmar while providing information tools to support the campaign to repeal the law.
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.
When Indigenous Girls are Raped and Assaulted in Bangladesh, a Queen Rises Up in Solidarity
From 2013 to 2017, violence was committed against 364 indigenous women and girls. In January 2018, 10 women and girls were raped and three of them were killed after rape.
Women Reporters Accuse a Prominent Russian Lawmaker of Sexual Harassment, but His Colleagues Stand by Him
At least three Russian women reporters have accused Leonid Slutsky, a populist parliament member, of sexual harassment. Most of his politician colleagues, even women, are rallying behind him.
Why Did Women Journalists Strike in Spain?
"...it only took a few women initiating the movement for all of us to dive in headfirst, because the inequalities we face are the same."
Millions of People Take to the Streets in the Largest Show of Support for the Feminist Struggle in Spain's History
Almost six million people joined the international strike on March 8, and hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand firm measures against gender discrimination and sexist violence.
International Women's Day in Latin America Was a Day of Protest, Debate and Resistance
Social divisions based on class and race were also part of the many discussions and debates taking place within the movements commemorating March 8th in the region.
Why Isn't Mexico's Government Surveillance Investigation Moving Forward?
"Most likely, the politicians who used this software are slowing down the investigation [In Mexico] it is still better to pray to the Virgin Mary for justice than it is to go to the authorities."
Aurat March (Woman March) Marks Resistance Against Misogyny in Pakistan
"There is a lot of anger that is finally releasing and this march was a way to direct that anger somewhere for something powerful and beautiful."
“You Just Killed Me”: The Internet Meme Defying Angola’s Government
"More than a sharp protest against degrading living conditions of Luanda's slums, 'you just killed me' is also a performance act that fits perfectly into the world of contemporary art".
Women March in Indonesia for Equality and Justice Amid Legislative Attacks on Rights and Freedoms
Marchers used the hashtag #LawanBersama (#FightTogether) to call for the protection of women's rights.
Evidence Says Iran Throttled Telegram Connections After January Protests
User reports and various data suggests even after the Iranian government removed censorship on the popular messaging and social media platform, they were still slowing down speeds.
Slovak Bloggers and European Leaders Demand Justice for Slain Journalist Ján Kuciak
"Supranational law enforcement tools must be established urgently to punish the killers. Strong words won't deliver justice."
Sri Lanka Declares a State of Emergency Following Anti-Muslim Violence
"For 30 years, Sri Lanka, you witnessed the streets running red with the blood of your children. Have you forgotten the loss? The fear? The pain? Have you learned nothing?"
Murder of Investigative Journalist Ján Kuciak Shakes Slovak Society
"Judging by the past affairs in Slovakia, as well as experience with similar events in the world, it is very unlikely that we have will see justice. However, in order to keep my own mental health, I remain optimist ..."