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· April, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2014

29 April 2014

Activists Battle Religion, Tradition in Gambia's Female Genital Mutilation Fight

Aja Babung Sidibeh followed cultural tradition and became a female genital mutilation (FGM) practitioner after the death of her parents years ago in her native Janjangbureh in the Central River Region...

25 April 2014

Fighting Rising Acid Attacks Against Women in Colombia

A recent spate of acid attacks against women in Colombia provokes feelings of sadness and hopelessness among its citizens.

23 April 2014

Video of Mother Hitting Daughter With Belt Goes Viral in Trinidad & Tobago

A video depicting a mother's punitive idea of discipline has gone viral in Trinidad and Tobago, after it was posted on Facebook to supposedly teach the child a lesson.

21 April 2014

VIDEO: Judging Boyfriends by Their Housing in Hong Kong

In this funny video, the mother in a viral video reacts differently to her daughter's boyfriend depending on where he says he lives.

11 April 2014

Macedonians Promote Donations for Less Fortunate on Social Media

Local humanitarian initiatives from Macedonia are successfully using social media to solicit donations for the country's most vulnerable.

10 April 2014

Meet India's Most Powerful Women Politicians

With the world's largest elections underway in India, take a look at the women making a name for themselves in the political arena.

2 April 2014

Ministers’ Firing Sparks Debate about Women, Race & Politics in Trinidad & Tobago

Caste, misogyny and race are hot topics of discussion in the Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere, following the recent dismissal of two Ministers of Parliament.

South Korea Launches Probe of Violence and Rape Culture in Sports World

South Korea's women's national curling team coach was fired for sexual, verbal and financial abuse of team members, the latest case in a string of disturbing abuse allegations in sports.

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