Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2016
The Men Behind Moscow's Hidden Bathroom Cameras and the Woman Who's Fighting Back
RuNet Echo translates a new investigative report by the Russian independent news channel TV Rain about a network of hidden cameras operating in women's restrooms throughout Moscow.
5 Accounts From Female Political Prisoners That Recall the Horrific Torture Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
A confessed torturer was recently praised in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, creating an opening for the group of people who support or minimize state crimes committed during the 21-year dictatorship.
Manila's Pride March Advocates to “End the Hate and Let Love In”
"This year, we need everyone to come together and advance the campaign for love. We call on all Filipinos to let love into their homes, communities, and the whole country."
Nature, Gender Identity, and Other Things You Learn Filming a Documentary in Mexico on the Banks of the Usumacinta River
A Spanish documentary filmmaker followed two members of a El Remolino community, whose stories involved personal journeys, struggles with nature, and grappling with their own sexual identities.
It Turns Out Venezuelan Women Don’t Appreciate Being Lectured by a High-Ranking Official’s Wife
When Diana D'Agostino disparaged the women supporting the government, calling them “poorly dressed, dirty, or walking around without makeup,” she doesn't seem to have anticipated the public's response.
Migrant Women Confront and Resist Sexual Assault on Journey to the United States
Approximately 80% of Central American women who attempt to cross Mexico are raped, according to some reports.
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.
This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.
One Photographer’s Mission to Change People’s Perception of Burn Survivors
"For me all of them are inspiring. They are not victims. They are survivors. Fighters. Literally, they are happy."
‘There Are Increasingly More and More Positive, Strong and Motivating Representations of Black Women’
The author interviews American filmmaker, scholar and activist, Beti Ellerson.
Pakistani Senator Threatens Activist With Rape on Live Television
"[Hamdullah] called me a whore and said, "I will take off your trousers and your mother's!"
Women Are Speaking Up About the Sexual Harassment They've Experienced in French Politics
"...when it happens, you don't know how to react. You're stunned. Frozen. Do you give him a slap? Everyone is looking at you. Why are you not laughing?"
US Church Members Stage Roadside Vigil Amid Outrage Over Japanese Woman's Murder
"When I left my hotel and started driving down Route 58, there were Americans standing under the torrid sun with their heads bowed. They seem to be in deep pain."
Body Shaming on the Floor of Pakistan's Parliament: ‘Someone Make This Tractor Trolley Keep Quiet’
"The weakest of the weak; the ones who have no clue what intellect or intelligence is...usually indulge in name-calling or nasty jibes."
Pakistan's Censor Has a Thing or Two to Say About ‘Immoral’ Television
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority recently issued a "show-cause" notice to a TV channel regarding a drama series that portrays the issue of sexual abuse against children.
The Thousands of Mexican Women Who Never Made it Home
The most difficult question is knowing when to stop looking: "Until they give me her body to mourn, but I need to know where my daughter is."
What It's Like to Come Forward About Sexual Harassment in the Russian Opposition
Arguments between oppositionists about the best organizing strategies are not uncommon in Russia. What happened next, however, was uncommon. A campaign worker went public with sexual-harassment allegations.
The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Unsung Heroes
This week, we head to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Myanmar, Brazil and Syria.
Is Social Media Helping to Perpetuate Violence in Afghanistan?
"Those who share the bloody pictures of victims not only irritate [victims'] families but also unintentionally assist the Taliban in their propaganda."
Islamic Council's Endorsement of ‘Light’ Domestic Violence Doesn't Go Over Well With Pakistani Women
Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology is at the center of a national scandal, thanks to controversial legislation it's proposed that would legalize “light” domestic violence.
Russian Strip Club Threatens to Take Job-Hunting Website to Court for Refusing to Publish Dancer Vacancy
A Russian striptease club is threatening to take a job-hunting website to court over the latter's refusal to publish a job ad for a show ballet dancer at the club.