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· November, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2014

26 November 2014

Mother Who Claims to Have Killed 10 Taliban Militants Becomes National Hero in Afghanistan

A woman in Farah province, Afghanistan, has shot to fame after she avenged the death of her son and fired on Taliban militants from the checkpoint where he was killed.

In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives

Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.

25 November 2014

16 Days to Campaign Against Gender Violence

During the campaign we will publish stories, debates and conversations from social media around the world.

As Turkish Women Struggle for Freedom from Violence, Their President Tells Them: Give up on Equality

2014 has been another horrendous year for violence against women in Turkey. In this context, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's suggestion women should seek "equivalence" instead of equality has disappointed many.

24 November 2014

Victims Reveal Culture of Rape and Silence at Brazil's Top University

Two female students accuse University of São Paulo's medical college of pressuring them to not report the incidents to protect the school's reputation.

21 November 2014

Hollaback!'s '10 Hours’ Video: Is This How We Define Harassment?

Internet users have hotly debated Hollaback!'s video, arguing intensely (and often aggressively) about the meaning of harassment and discrimination.Недавно движение Hollaback выложило в Youtube видео, в котором в очередной раз...

Murder of Beauty Queen and Her Sister Reminds Honduras of the Horror of Machismo Violence

After police announced they had found the women's bodies, Twitter users expressed their grief over the sad news.

19 November 2014

Western Media Is Obsessed With Kurdish Female Fighters Battling ISIS

Social networking sites are abuzz with pictures of female Peshmergas. However, there are dozens of examples which illustrate women fighters are not new, but have existed within Kurdish communities historically.

18 November 2014

‘Pickup Artist’ Julien Blanc Isn't Welcome in Brazil, Either

Social media outcry prompted Brazilian officials to deny his visa. Blanc has advocated violent and sexist approaches to dating, even writing on Twitter, "Don't worry. I only abuse women."

17 November 2014

Jamaican Sexism Flexes Its Muscles as Gender Gaffes Stir Public Outrage

Most recently, the misogynistic ideas of some of Jamaica's leading men, in both the public and private sectors, has entered the public spotlight.

15 November 2014

Hijras, Bangladesh's ‘Third Gender’, Celebrate First Ever Pride Parade

Bangladesh's Hijra community won recognition as a separate gender identity last year, and photo captured them as they took to the streets in colourful style to celebrate the anniversary.

5 November 2014

‘When I Think of Trinidad, I See It in Technicolor': A New Music-Theatre Work Takes the Stage

Global Voices continues its conversation with the show's librettist, Caitlyn Kamminga, and its composer, Dominique Le Gendre.

4 November 2014

Quechua-Speaking Bolivian Woman, Denied an Interpreter for Years, Sentenced to Life in Prison in Argentina

Reina Maraz, who barely speaks or understands Spanish, was earlier convicted of the murder of her husband.

A Starboy is Born as Trinidad and Tobago Gets a New Work of Music-Theatre

GV sits down with some of the people behind "Jab Molassie," a daring new play premiering this Thursday in Port of Spain.