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Stories about Women & Gender
2 December 2016
Why are the aspirations of young girls’ treated differently from those of young boys? Why are girls prepared for housework from an early age and boys are allowed to play?
Attack on NGO Fighting for Rights of Textile Workers in Macedonia Highlights Dangers to Civil Society
An attack on the premises of an NGO that champions textile workers' rights, has undermined attempts to improve the terrible working conditions in Macedonia's garment industry .
30 November 2016
"Even if the company needs to expand into social media, it should use a better means rather than being so shameless."
28 November 2016
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
27 November 2016
"We need a culture of equality, not disrespect. As an athlete, I want everyone to know that strength does not mean dominance and aggression."
23 November 2016
22 November 2016
In light of current legislation that could allow for a frontal assault against the abuse of Paraguayan women, Kurtural gathered testimonies and reflections regarding abuse, institutional aloofness, and society's burden.
18 November 2016
Fatima Ali Hamze was arrested for refusing to give up custody of her son, sparking what could signal a new women's rights movement in Lebanon.
14 November 2016
Xiomara picked up a gun and joined the FARC at age 14. Like thousands of other women, she is now figuring out how to leave that life behind.
13 November 2016
Despite laws, a supposedly free educational system and agreements to protect children, many girls from Paraguay's poorest communities must submit themselves to "criadazgo" in order to access formal education.
9 November 2016
He’s called US President Obama a son of a whore. His war on drugs has killed thousands. But that’s only half the story when it comes to Philippines President Duterte.
6 November 2016
“Seeing a woman outside should be normal...It shouldn’t matter. But the fact that it does means this conversation needs to happen."
3 November 2016
Built around the hashtag #честныйоргазм (“#HonestOrgasm”), the new campaign by “sex evangelist” Elena Rydkina encourages women to share life stories about times they faked orgasms to please partners.
"Heena Sidhu pulls out of the Asian Airgun Championships in Iran because of a compulsory hijab rule. A ridiculous rule. And, a brave stance."
28 October 2016
27 October 2016
"Don't just pay lip service to "equal rights for the LGBT community". Words are empty! As long as same-sex marriage is not legalized, it means nothing!"
21 October 2016
The extreme Mexican left hints at nominating an indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential election. Meanwhile, in Chiapas, women are forced to renounce their positions because of their gender.
20 October 2016
19 October 2016
"The fact that she’s decided to return to that relationship […] means she can be seduced by affection and scared of retribution, like all human beings."