Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2015
Privilege and power exist on a spectrum and the video only made me question the conditions that could create this madness in Pakistan.
Bolivia is possibly the only country in the world that sometimes imprisons children and teenagers with their parents, while the latter serve out sentences for criminal convictions.
"More than needing sympathy, those experiencing family violence need well funded services, decent housing, strong social welfare"
"Lost in all the celebrations...is the fact that FGM is not banned in The Gambia, at least not yet. There is no enforceable law on the books"
Three events have caused Costa Rica to hit the headlines in Central America in mid November. Let's see what it was about.
In this two-part conversation with Global Voices, Sahand Sahebdivani talks about cultural encounters, female heroes in Persian mythology, the power of storytelling, and the idea of hybrids of cultural exchange.
The International Olympic Committee recognized public figures and organizations that have promoted the participation of women in all areas of sports.
A multidisciplinary collective has successfully combated Mexico's stereotypes and faced gender discrimination in the art scene and in Mexican society more broadly.
Poor pay, lacking legal protections, abuse. That is the abysmal treatment that domestic workers often receive. But change is slowly but surely taking root, one house at a time.
Who's Afraid of Simone de Beauvoir? How a National Exam Had Millions of Brazilians Talking About Gender
Feminists celebrated the national university entrance exam as it asked people to write about the persistence of violence against women. It was a sad day for the trolls.
“Even the married people, they don’t talk about adoption. I talk about it because I have a message for my society…[adoption] is the most important thing for society to accept.”
The Indonesian government is accused of orchestrating an anti-communist purge that killed at least half a million people. What kind of reconciliation is possible today?
Even at a moment like this, after such a display of support from the public, feminists are hardly celebrating. Just days after the mass protest, crime stats are rising again.
"Trivalising rape is easy, coming forward is hundreds times harder #SackTheSpeaker #HoldKeyAccountable"
The brutal sexual attacks are not indiscriminate. Rape is being used as a weapon of war in the country's civil war.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Crime-Solving Facebook Users Are Back, and So Is the Controversy of Policing Domestic Violence
Back in action are the crime-solving citizens of the so-called 'Facebook Division' of the police. This time, they're after a man who beat his partner with a steel pipe.
"When you see Rokhshana's stoning video you hate yourself as a man. You hate yourself as a human being."
Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.
Tritha Sinah fronts the band Tritha Electric. Growing up in Kolkata she says music was her way to financial independence and liberation.
Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido has produced a gender-bending commercial that is turning heads.
Almost 300 Colombian families of African descent converted to Islam 40 years ago as a form of empowerment in the face of marginalization.