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· January, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2014

‘Good Girls’ Don't Use Social Media Sites in Tajikistan

Double Standards Toward Women in Corporate Japan Are a Joke

Supporting the Rights of Malian Youth to Education

Mali's education system faces multiple challenges, but activist groups are coming together to tackle them head on.

Trinidad & Tobago: Evading Exercise

Protest Against Rape : WordToon by Subhendu Sarkar

Things I Love About South Sudan

Twitter users share their love for South Sudan using the hashtag #ThingILoveaboutSouthSudan. South Sudan has been at war since December 16, 2013 after an attempted coup.

On Love, Politics and the Francophone Culture

France seemed to shrug at the news of French President François Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet. Are other French-speaking countries as relaxed in matters of love?

Kyrgyz Woman Abducted for Marriage Tells Her Story on Twitter

A young woman was recently kidnapped for marriage in Bishkek. After police saved her from the kidnappers, the woman told the story of her "nightmare" on Twitter.

The Online Presence of Puerto Rican Women: Gender, Creativity, and Equality

Angel Carrión features some of the online spaces Puerto Rican women have created to express ideas, creativity, exchange information, or provide resources that further education on women's issues and equality.

Trinidad & Tobago: Hair You Have It

Cartoon Character ‘Meena’ Changes South Asian Attitudes Towards Girls

"Since her inception 14 years ago she has shown millions of women and girls what can be achieved."

Gender-Based Violence Epidemic Hits Sex Workers in Honduras

Indonesian Maid Says She Was Beaten, Starved and Burned in Hong Kong

Another damning case of foreign maid abuse has recently been exposed in Hong Kong. Activist groups are working together to end this modern-day slave system.

One Million Yuan to Hire a Girlfriend for Chinese New Year

"I'm too busy with work, mom is pressuring me to get married, so I sincerely plan to hire a girlfriend to take home."

Catherine Samba-Panza, Mayor of Bangui, Elected as Transitional President of Central African Republic

Lebanese Blogger Spoofs Study on Middle Eastern Women's Clothing

Unethical Practices In A Bangladeshi Private Hospital

A Papuan Woman's Love Letter to an Indonesian Soldier

Chinese Feminist Activist Walks 2,000 Kilometers to Protest Sexual Abuse

Feminist activist Xiao Meili is four months into her journey on foot from Beijing to to the southern city of Guangzhou.

Australia: ‘What Happens When A Politician Pisses Off The Internet’

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