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Stories about Women & Gender

16 April 2018

Magdalene magazine gives a platform to women and other marginalized sectors of Indonesia

Rising Voices

"We channel the voices of feminists, pluralists and progressives, or just those who are not afraid to be different, regardless of their genders, colors, or sexual preferences."

12 April 2018

#GirlsOnBikes: Women Ride Bicycles To Reclaim Public Spaces in Pakistan

"We wish to encourage each other to participate in this collective movement to assert our right to navigate public spaces on our own terms."

11 April 2018

New Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Professor Jorge I. Domínguez Spark Heated Online Debate

"...it seems incredible that, at this point, our testimony is still put into question."

Brazil's Black Population Dominates Popular Politics, But Remains Left Out From Government

Brazilian scholar Flávia Rios reflects on achievements and challenges in the struggle for racial and gender equality.

8 April 2018

With the Election of Its First Afro-Descendant Vice President, Costa Rica Takes a Step Forward in the Fight Against Racism

“It is a way of reclaiming not only the Costa Rican black community, but the entire black community of Latin America."

4 April 2018

Education Against the Odds: How a Student and Mother from Afghanistan’s Central Highlands Stole Social Media's Heart

"Twenty years from now, that child will see this photo in a better Afghanistan."

3 April 2018

Why Did More Than 200,000 Koreans Petition to Shutter a Popular Website?

"If you are a user of this site, it means that you participate in sharing its toxicity into the world."

31 March 2018

How English-Language Pronouns Are Taught Around the World

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.

29 March 2018

‘Women Make the News’: Online Database Connects Journalists to Thai Female Experts

UNESCO Bangkok has launched a website that links Thai journalists and researchers to female academics, government officials, corporate leaders, and NGO activists.

28 March 2018

A Journey for Justice in the Americas, Part 1: Three Women Tell Their Stories in Kingston, Jamaica

"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."

24 March 2018

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.

21 March 2018

On World Poetry Day, Some Verses Straight From Persia's Heart

The Bridge

"The sadness in my heart, like a mountain/The heart under your chest, like a stone."

20 March 2018

Trinidad and Tobago’s First Female President Claims Her Role as ‘Humble First Servant’

"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."

16 March 2018

Women Reporters Accuse a Prominent Russian Lawmaker of Sexual Harassment, but His Colleagues Stand by Him

RuNet Echo

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."

15 March 2018

City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Marielle Franco was the fifth most voted councilor for Rio's City Chamber. She was murdered after denouncing police violence in favelas. The crime is being investigated as an execution.

Ugandans Call for the Resignation of Parliamentarian Who Made Pro-Domestic Violence Comments

“As a man, you need to discipline your wife," said parliamentarian Onesimus Twinamasiko during a TV interview.

13 March 2018

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.

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