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· June, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2014

29 June 2014

It's Official: Puerto Rico's First Openly Lesbian Judge Has Been Appointed to the Supreme Court

While some deny that her sexual orientation is relevant, others insist that it plays a fundamental role in what she can bring to the table.

26 June 2014

How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities

Rising Voices

Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages and run by 40 women. We spoke with editorial coordinator Poorvi Bhargava to find out more.

24 June 2014

Could Snowden Be Russia's Alfred Kinsey?

RuNet Echo

If Kinsey’s Big Data could show the reality of human sexual behavior, what might the total disintegration of online privacy reveal about all kinds of political behavior?

Jamaica: Beauty & the Beast

21 June 2014

The United States’ Gender Pay Gap Through the Lens of Social Media

"A society that undervalues half its population is bound to underachieve."

17 June 2014

The Framing of Jamaica's “Gay Menace”

The dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain from his post as head of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network is still fueling the debate about gay rights in Jamaica.

Podcast: China's Leftover Women

16 June 2014

This Experiment Tried To Test India's Rape Problem. The Results Might Startle You.

An entertainment group staged a rape in India to see how passersby would react. Their hidden camera captured many ignoring the woman's screams and doing nothing.

What to Do Before Pregnancy

15 June 2014

VIDEO: Zambian Minister Mixes Up Barack Obama With Boko Haram in Viral Gaffe

Nkandu Luo made the slip-up at a solidarity march for the close to 300 girls abducted by the militant Islamist group in Nigeria.

13 June 2014

Why Some Minorities in France Vote for the Far-Right Political Party Front National

Front National has a hardline position on immigration, but people of non-French origin did vote for the party. Some said they were concerned about the country's declining economy.

Nigeria Mourns ‘Fearless’ Woman Who Took on Counterfeit Drug Lords and Survived Two Assassination Attempts

Dora Akunyili, the former director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, wasn't afraid to fight to improve the country that she loved so dear.

12 June 2014

What About Bermuda's Unsung Heroes?

Bermuda marks National Heroes Day on June 16, but in the absence of an honoree for this year's celebration, bloggers discuss how the observance of the holiday could be improved.

11 June 2014

This Colombian Campaign Took Reggaeton Lyrics and Turned Them Into Shocking Images of Women Being Abused

Do Reggaeton lyrics objectify women? The campaign Usa la razón [Use Your Head] is asking women Reggaeton fans to be aware of the sexist nature of this music genre.

Show Me The Money: Caribbean Discrimination Case Awardee Still Not Paid

Eight months after the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled in her favour, Shanique Myrie, who was strip-searched and denied entry to Barbados, still has not received her award.

10 June 2014

‘Women Work 2 to 3 Hours More Than Men’

This Unique Anti-Rape Protest by Women in India Has Shocked Kerala

A small group of women in Kerala decided to conduct a unique protest to draw attention to the recent case of the teenage lower caste girls in Uttar Pradesh, India

Trinidadian Writer Makes Frank O'Connor Award Longlist