Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2016
"The national media [...] used to show her fast, year after year. They made the story about the fast, never why she was fasting."
A recent report highlights transgender human rights abuses in Mexico, and how the US immigration system has made accessing asylum particularly difficult.
For some it is about the Islam-secular divide. For others it is about men telling women how they should present their bodies.
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the third installment.
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the second installment.
"Excited that @CFigueres is running for #nextSG. Paris Agreement was an incredible achievement."
Earlier this month, Olga Borisova wrote for the website Batenka.ru about her experiences as a police officer. We are publishing her text in three parts. This is the first installment.
“But we have no money and no home; how could we go back and survive?”
The civic group La Corriente develops “actions that generate changes [for] equality, […] combining research, education, media, and the creativity of a team of people devoted to the feminist cause."
"I do not believe there is one woman [in Azerbaijan] who has not faced harassment or violence."
Awareness of sexual violence and sexism is growing in Kyrgyzstan, but not quickly enough.
"[M]y struggle is filled with energy from all of these marvelous and invigorating women, my commitment has new strength..."
"Just watch out for the total collapse of education in Uganda. This woman has no morals."
‘Visions From The Inside’ Illustrates the Struggles and Resilience of Migrants Caught in US Detention Centers
Fourteen artists created illustrations based on the testimonies of migrants detained in for-profit detention facilities in the US.
"Everybody is leaving Afghanistan. The only people who will be left there are President Ashraf Ghani and [Chief Executive] Abdullah Abdullah!"
“Mariana Is So Lesbian” accomplishes several objectives: reviving a genre, advocating for lesbians' rights, and exploring the experiences of those who lived in Ecuador when homosexuality was still a crime.
"I think that what a teacher does to create social links with their students is just as important as the content of their classes."
A Facebook hashtag started by a Ukrainian activist is overflowing with users sharing their stories and experiences of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and domestic violence.
An interview with Fatoumata Diaby, who is breaking gender stereotypes and inspiring others with her entrepreneurial spirit.
"Yes, maybe we clean toilets, but it is honest work [...] We are just feeding our families and we make a big contribution to Kyrgyzstan's economy."