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· December, 2013

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2013

Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Nude Twitter Calendar Promotes Sex Education and Gender Equality in Macedonia

Messages from the calendar include "Gender equality is not a threat to family," and “No always means No! Nakedness is not a substitute for consent.”

#askPussyRiot Wants Your Questions

“Dekh Le” – Reminding How Men Look at Women In Public Places

4 Women Journalists Defying the Odds in Mexico City

This post is part of our series on gender and sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean in collaboration with North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). Despite the low salaries and the...

Syria: The Free Women of Darayya

Darayya's Free Women have engaged in numerous protests and initiatives since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, in the spring of 2011. Today, they work from exile - and prison.

China: Hot Mom Contest

“We Are More Alive Than Ever:” Coral Herrera and the Struggle for Gender Equality

In this second part of an interview with scholar and blogger Coral Herrera we discuss the struggle for gender equality in Latin America and the road that remains before us.

Jamaican Songstress Tessanne Chin Wins “The Voice”

Caribbean netizens are celebrating the victory of Jamaica's Tessanne Chin on the popular music reality show, The Voice - as well they should be - their votes helped her win!

Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary

Global Voices interviews Anita Haidary, an Afghan women's rights activists and co-founder of an organization that works to empower women across Afghanistan.

Meet 5 Brazilian Women Who Do What They Love and Love What They Do

These interviews, together with beautiful photos, are from a digital fortnightly magazine that tells the story and the creative process of Brazilians who love what they do.

Jakarta Hotline for Victims of Sexual Violence

Haiti: The Reality of Abortion

Romantic Love vs. Gender Equality: An Interview with Coral Herrera

Coral Herrera is a blogger and an expert in gender relations, specifically regarding the construction of romantic love. Author Laura Vidal interviews Herrera for this two part series.

The Caucasus Network: Personable Blogger, Svetlana Anokhina

Svetlana Anokhina—a 50-year-old journalist, writer, and community manager from Makhachkala, Dagestan—is as personable and undoubtedly real as netizens get.

India Loves Gold. So Why Did Actress Rima Kallingal Get Married Without It?

"I want to use this beautiful life that I have...to send out my strong vote of protest against the dowry system that we still shamelessly and silently follow."

Australia: Vagina Knitting Not Everyone’s Taste in Art

Is vagina knitting art? It is not your everyday discussion in Australia.

Bolivian Feminist Organization is the ‘Little Rock in the Government's Shoe’

Outrage Over Famous Chinese Director Zhang Yimou's Extra Kids Privilege

Famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has become a new target of public attack against the privileges who breach the law to have extra kids.

“Take Back the Tech” Campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

From 25th November - 10th December, take part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, organized by Take Back the Tech.

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