Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2015
'All this happens because there is no social protection for the population. There is an agency to carry out this function, but it is completely useless.'
From schoolboy raps to ministerial threats, women across the Caribbean continue to pay the price for speaking out, says the Code Red feminist blog.
Recent disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of workers dead or injured. Women workers are taking more of a leadership role in the struggle to unionize.
In ancient times, it's said that brewing sake was a women's craft. But for the past few hundred years women have been forbidden from brewing. That's changing in big ways.
Nicaragua passed Law 779 three years ago to protect domestic violence victims. But women say the law since has been watered down, and courts lack the resources to investigate complaints.
Every day, a line of customers wait patiently to book massage appointments at the Vocational Training Center. Slots fill up quickly, and many people are told to try again tomorrow.
"There was a girl there who did not want to jump from a bridge into the water. We used this image as a metaphor."
Outrage in the wake of an 11-year-old raped by her stepfather being refused an abortion by authorities in Paraguay.
A 27-year-old musician, Guvnor Ace, has married a 68-year-old Swedish woman. Was it for love or money? Ugandans can't stop speculating, prompting him to release a song called "Old Woman".
"It is estimated that there are around 500,000-to-600,000 Salvadorans involved, in one way or another, with the maras (gangs)—about 10 percent of the population."
Opposition leader Edith Nawakwi alleged that Esther Lungu was using the donations and tours in rural Zambia to campaign for her husband ahead of the 2016 presidential and general elections.