Stories about Women & Gender
Two public cases raised questions about abortion access in Brazil. One in which an 11-year-old faced difficulties to access legal abortion, and another over adoption after rape.
Connectivity and access to technology allow the Gran Chaco communities to organize, communicate and react in a more timely manner to climatic emergencies.
The repeal of Roe v. Wade "is a reminder that all over the world, rights can be challenged at any time and may be at risk of being rolled back in a conservative regime."
Bosnia and Herzegovina's recent history of forced pregnancy in the context of genocidal rape has set this Balkan nation on a track to protect the right to choose one’s own reproductive destiny.
While Kenya is best known for its amazing runners, these young Kenyan athletes are scoring major victories in non-traditional sports
Athletes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, and Elaine Thompson-Herah shot to first, second and third positions respectively in the 100 meters final.
Only a few years after women were allowed to vote in Argentina, a group of recently graduated women students built the country's first programming language.
How Nigeria confronts the persistent practice of Female Genital Mutilation: An interview with Dr. Chris Ugwu
FGM causes excruciating pains, infections, excessive bleeding, urinary incontinence, complications in childbirth, trauma, and even death. The highest FGM prevalence rates are found in southwest and southeast Nigeria.
This novel intervention employed a novel hybrid paper-digital solution that collects, shares, stores and distributes data for the Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) using Smart Paper Technology.
The confrontation was quickly drawn into the whirlpool of intrigues and accusations, causing public outrage, and revealing the behind-the-scenes activities of turbid relations between professional sports and governmental politics.
The poet's mindset as a tool against transphobia: An interview with US veteran and trans activist Drew Pham
Global Voices talked to Drew Pham, a former US Afghan War veteran, who shares her experience as a trans woman, but also a poet, sex artist and educator.
In countries like Azerbaijan, where trans women end up as sex workers, legalization of sex work is seen as a solution to the problem.
Yagmur wants a swift decision but the activist fears the perpetrator will walk free.
Bulgarian culinary traditions as a way to restore cultural memory: Granny's forgotten dishes in the village of Antimovo
Local cuisine in a Bulgarian village near Danube river blends Vlahian and Bulgarian traditions, providing attractions for domestic tourists as well as those coming from neighboring Romania and Serbia.
Why gender dissent and queer sci-fi can challenge surveillance: An interview with artist Shu Lea Cheang
Cyberpunk artist Shu Lea Cheang explores the issues of surveillance through the prism of queer activism, sexual dissident history and data art installation to challenge the public's acceptance of control.
Eastern influences are evident in the cuisine of South East Bulgaria, near the borders of Turkey and Greece. Temenuzhka Mateva promotes tarhana pastry based on recreated recipe of her grandma.
Three women from different corners of Bulgaria have something in common: they believe their vocation is to preserve the local heritage of culinary traditions as part of a collective identity.
The overturning of Roe vs. Wade unsettles the Caribbean, most of which doesn't have progressive abortion laws
"Apart from women deeply inculcated with religious dogma, the time cannot be far off when women throughout the Caribbean will use their voting power to demand the right to choose."
Women writers from Kazakhstan seldom get their voices heard in English, but a new anthology in translation, called Amanat, opens the door for anglophone readers to an often ignored literature.
"I hope the day comes when buying lemons is just that and the shop is not another place where individuals are treated according to what they are supposed to have under their skirts."
In armed conflict, women are deliberately targeted with the specific intention of harming the societies they belong to, or opportunistically harmed, outside of a campaign, with no fear of sanction.