Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2013
‘Stop Criminalizing Doctors!’ was the cry of doctors who conducted a walkout in Indonesia against a Supreme Court ruling which found three doctors guilty of malpractice.
Or perhaps a better question: where does the LGBT community stand in the struggle to gain visibility and recognition of its rights?
Asian Women’s Association, a non-profit women's right organization is organizing a fashion show entitled Fashion Resistance to Militarism to appeal the issue of violence against women.
One woman is raped every four minutes in Mexico. This crime, like violence in the country, has become more brutal in recent years. Fundación MEPI reports.
A woman is killed in Honduras an average of once every fourteen and a half hours according to the Violence Observatory of the National Autonomous University of Honduras. The group...
23-year old Nataly Palacios Córdoba was murdered by her boyfriend in August. Her death caused such a shock that her classmates decided to launch the 'Love doesn't kill' campaign.
"I am afraid but I think is goodbye forever," 17-year-old Julia Rebeca wrote on her Twitter account before taking her own life.
Evan Fowler from the Housenews explained the significance of slutwalk in Hong Kong. The recent comments of Security Chief Lai Tung Kwok, who suggested women should not “drink too much”...
Extremist leader of the People’s Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), Marian Kotleba, won enough votes on November 10, 2013, to push through to the second round of the race for...
“Sex work finds its place in the underbelly of most societies, more so in conservative cultures like that of Sri Lanka,” comments Shilpa Samaratunge at Groundviews. The question remains whether...
Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.
The verse 'Kill the man, rape my girlfriend' is now banned in the Singapore army marching song.
More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.
Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.
Hundreds of photographs showing Syrian men and women riding bikes have swamped the world wide web. Find out why.
A team of five Global Voices authors from Latin America and the Caribbean will contribute weekly articles for a series about women, gender, and LGBT issues.
A Kazakhstani blogger writes [ru] about her transformation from a “wife and mother”, the role that the patriarchal society reserves for women, to a “free woman”. She calls the process...
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's exact whereabouts were unknown for the past three weeks, after prison authorities announced that the Pussy Riot icon would be transferred from a prison in the Republic of Mordovia to...
A Brazilian TV comedian has once again made offensive jokes about black people and women. How much space is there for social discrimination in Brazil's television lineup?
The country's decision comes not long after Germany's announcement that it will begin to offer a third gender option on birth certificates.