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· March, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2014

Artists Re-imagine the ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police

Blog Think Olga invited artists to send portraits of Claudia Silva Ferreira, a woman who was killed at the hands of Brazil's military police.

Haitian-American Filmmakers’ Web Series Invites Women to Live, Laugh, Love (Part 2)

For Part 2 of our post on the soon-to-be-released web series 3L, Global Voices speaks to Melanie Charles, a Haitian-American jazz vocalist who plays the lead role of Gaelle.

Obama's Visit to Saudi Arabia Shows Off King's Desert Retreat

Although they did not discuss human rights, President Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today. And Saudis saw the King's desert retreat thanks to a tweeting American journalist

MENA: Hijab and Western Discrimination

Egyptian blogger Nadia El Awady wrote a blog post in which she questions if women wearing Hijab face discrimination in western countries or not. Nadia, as an Egyptian who grew...

Saudi Arabia: 2014 A Promising Year for Women

Saudi Arabian blogger Hala Al-Dosari shares on her blog an interesting piece from an annual publication by the Wislon’s Center on women in the MENA Region. The publication suggests that...

Women Still Harassed on Delhi's Metro Despite Measures

Four seats are designated as women's only in every train compartment, and trains now feature special women's compartments. But harassment from men remains a problem for women on the Metro.

Trinidad & Tobago: Minister Fired Over Plane Debacle

The government minister whose deplorable conduct on a flight between Tobago and Trinidad came to public attention, has been fired by the country's Prime Minister.

5 Small Businesses Run By Rural Uruguayan Women

Rural Uruguayan women have created successful self-managed small businesses with which they support their families and bring novel and high-quality products to the local market.

Trinidad & Tobago: Equal Justice?

The issue for me is equality before the law – and too often…average people come to understand that ‘when you’re big’ you are above the law or will be treated...

Misogyny Masquerading as Gender Equality in Barbados?

After questionable statements on gender violence from a public official in Barbados, CODE RED says: The Bureau of Gender Affairs has a mandate for ensuring gender equality. It is precisely...

Contraception Woes For Sri Lankan Women

Journalist, photographer and blogger Meg at Life in Lanka blog reports that in remote Sri Lankan villages some women do not have a say in what type of contraception they...

Ukrainian Women's Sex Boycott Against Russian Men

A creative boycott is drawing the attention of Russian Internet users. Ukrainian women are organizing a new campaign called “Don’t give it to a Russian”—a sex embargo against Russian men.

Meet Crimea's New Anime Mascot, Natalia Poklonskaya

A definitive fan-art collection of Natalia Poklonskaya, the newly minted Prosecutor General appointed by the secessionist government of Crimea, who has captured the heart of RuNet and Japan.

Haitian-American Filmmakers’ Web Series Invites Women to Live, Laugh, Love (Part 1)

Haitian-born, U.S.-based director Francesca Andre has a new web series in the making, which has a lot to say about young women making their way in today's world.

Is India's New Rape Law Helping Women?

We got a law that upped the punishment for rape, as well as broadened the definition to rape in a grand promise to more and more people – when the...

Draft Penal Code in Violation of Women and Children's Rights

This week, the Mozambican NGO Fórum Mulher (Women's Forum) organized a march in protest of a change to the penal code that would threaten human rights. A group of civil...

In Peru, Racism Strikes Again

Racism is alive and well in Peru's multiethnic society. With the spread of social networks, racist practices have become a topic of debate among activists and the general public.

Activists Add Female Heroines to Wikipedia in Macedonian

The informal citizens’ group “Fight Like a Woman”, (@borisezenski), organized a mini marathon with the purpose of adding articles about notable women from Macedonia to Wikipedia in Macedonian to raise...

The Syrian Uprising through the Eyes of Syrian Women

As Syria marks the third anniversary of its revolution, Syria Untold talks to three women activists about the untold battle they face on the ground.

5 ICT Solutions From Miss Geek Rwanda 2014

MsGeekRW is a competition for Rwandan women encouraging them to showcase their knowledge and skills in ICT. The event was held during 2014's International Women's Day on March 8, 2014....

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