Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2015
This Is What Happens When You Give Power to the ‘Chicas’
Chicas Poderosas is a movement that trains women in journalism to help bring more diversity to newsrooms in Latin America.
Afghans Nail #GrowingUpAfghan on Twitter
"My dad just asked me to make him tea when it's 84 degrees outside #GrowingUpAfghan."
Reality TV's New Stars Are Tanzanian Farmers
"Female Food Heroes" is a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.
Taiwan Will Most Likely Have a Woman President in 2016
"It is a breakthrough that the two main political parties endorsed women candidates."
Talking to Iranian Feminist Author Nina Ansary on the Eve of Change in Iran
Mahsa Alimardani talks to the author of Jewels of Allah, a new book that sheds light on feminism in contemporary Iran.
‘Stereotypes Are Another Unregulated Way to Commit Violence Against Nicaraguan Women’
In an opinion piece published in alternative magazine Conexiones, Katya Najlis explores the ideas that lead to women being harassed on the street in Nicaragua. The essay presents multiple examples and reflections linking the majority of theories defending the right of Latin American women to move about freely without concern for safety to the...
A Musician Convicted of Rape Released After He Sings the Praises of Zambia's President
"Clearly, President Lungu is increasingly becoming a danger not only to the nation but more specifically to the welfare of the girl child in Zambia."
From Village Girl to World Ultramarathon Champion: The Inspiring Story of Nepal's Mira Rai
"As a young girl I...used to carry a bag of rice to the market to sell and bring money home. I grew up running."
This Chinese Singer Dared to Publicly Propose to Her Boyfriend
"I have made up my mind, if you want to marry me now, just come to the stage."
Japan's Cosplay Culture Helps a Global Community Experiment With Identity
Cosplay, a term that describes dressing up like fictional characters, transcends ethnic and cultural borders and promotes personal empowerment.
Police in Russia Might Soon be Allowed to Shoot at Women, Unless They ‘Look Pregnant’
Russian lawmakers want to expand opportunities for the use of firearms with impunity by police officers, allowing them to fire into crowds or at women.
Africa Celebrates Renowned Scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as Mauritius’ First Female President
Maurtius' parliament confirmed Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a world-renowned biodiversity scientist, as the country's first female president.