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· April, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2014

Trinidad & Tobago: The Implications of Style

When you see your reflection, are you seeing you or an amalgamation of your racial, historical and social complications? Tillah Willah blogs about the “self-schism that exists [and the] ways...

Puerto Rican feminist organization Taller Salud Celebrates 35 years

The feminist grassroots organization Taller Salud [es] (@tsalud), which focuses on education and prevention in the areas of sexual and reproductive rights in Puerto Rico, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Thirty-five years...

Fighting “Breast Ironing” in Cameroon

Josiane Kouagheu wrote a passionated blog post [fr] against breast ironing [fr] practice in Cameroon: Je n’ai jamais voulu parler de ce sujet trop sensible. Il me touche. Dans tous les sens, j’ai...

Reconstruction of Historical Memory: Voice of Mass Sterilizations Victims in Peru

With the aim of collecting 3,000 signatures, the association MujeresMundi just launched a petition in the online platform Change.org requesting the Peruvian State a reconstruction of the historical memory in...

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...

Sexy Monday: Between Sexual Expression and Censorship

(All links are in Spanish) David Troya writes for Gkillcity about the Ecuadorian Superintendence of Communication's sanction on the newspaper Extra for its cover picture of model Claudia Hurtado and...

Menstruation Is Not a Shameful Secret. Let's Talk Periods.

“Why do women hush themselves when it comes to discussing menstruation?” asks Sourav Kumar Panda at Youth Ki Awaaz and goes on to discuss that in this day and age,...

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.

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.

Who Benefits from Trafficking Women from Madagascar to the Middle East?

Aaron Ross reports on his investigation in the heart of the ongoing human trafficking of young women from Madagascar to Middle Eastern countries: For some enterprising businessmen, the collapse heralded...

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.

Indians in the Caribbean

Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”: Should we be trying to...

The State Of Women In The Present Indian Society

Transhuman Collective (THC), a brainchild of Soham Sarcar & Snehali Shah, is a multidisciplinary collaborative project based on the philosophy of Transhumanism. In this moving video created and uploded to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Lessons from a Health Scare

Trinidadian diaspora blogger Afrobella shares her mammogram diary in hopes that her experience can help other women.

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.

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.

“It's a Girl”: Campaign Against infanticide Feminicide in India and China

The website MujeresMundi, directed by Peruvian Belgium-based communication specialist Xaviera Medina, is involved with the awareness campaign It's a girl against infanticide feminicide in India and China: Girls are killed...

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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