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26 March 2017
"They killed Miroslava for talking, for making information that society demands to be public, and for annoying the powerful, in all its forms."
23 March 2017
"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”
22 March 2017
Nadia Muciño was murdered by her husband and her brother-in-law in February 2004. This, however, is not her story. This is the story of her youngest sister, Viviana.
21 March 2017
"If the Tambourine Army believe they have exhausted all avenues of ‘proper’ ways to advocate, then I say do what you must, but please don’t give up the fight."
20 March 2017
This year, roughly 12 million slaves in India couldn't celebrate My Freedom Day. That number could rise to 18 million, if more isn't done to help India's most vulnerable.
19 March 2017
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
18 March 2017
"Should we march as if we have never marched before? Write to the newspapers? Pray? I do not have any of the answers, but I fear far worse."
"State crimes in our country remain unpunished since the same system that committed them covers them up. Without justice they remain as open sores."
16 March 2017
12 March 2017
"Saudi learns pluralism from Indonesia. We learn Wahhabism from Saudi. We're even," wrote a Twitter user during the visit.
9 March 2017
A high-profile domestic abuse case is making waves in Mozambique, following a controversial sentence against the man who partially blinded a former president's daughter.
8 March 2017
According to sources in the Kremlin, the order came from the very top: Russian governors were to celebrate International Women's Day "creatively."
Latin America is expecting a rush of civic demonstrations on Wednesday, following promises by an array of civic groups to join a labor strike on International Women's Day
A group of socialist activists in St. Petersburg is using guerilla advertising to show the city a different way to acknowledge International Women's Day.
6 March 2017
5 March 2017
A popular new reality TV show and an advert for a construction company have enraged feminists by trivialising abuses against women.
"According to the Cinematography Act, a film can only be banned if it compromises on national security. What security is a romantic film on a gay couple compromising?"
4 March 2017
In Uruguay, Where Abortion Is Legal, a Judge's Ruling Grants a Man the Right to Stop a Woman’s Decision
"It’s a moral regression for women, for we are again not masters of our own bodies. There's a law, but it’s not applicable for you."
1 March 2017
"...if you give young women a chance by giving them an education, they can become valuable," says director Samantha Grant about her film "Daughters of the Forest".