Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2016
An Iranian-Canadian Academic Is Released, but Iran's Crackdown on Women's Rights Activists Continues
Efforts to increase women's participation in February's parliamentary elections were met with a campaign of repression from hardline institutions in Iran.
"Choosing not to bear a child for whom a nurturing environment cannot be guaranteed isn't a denial of responsibility— it's the ultimate assumption of responsibility for oneself and the world."
Poland's “Black Protest” movement picks up steam, after lawmakers vote to proceed with legislation that will criminalize abortions in nearly all circumstances, threatening women and doctors with prison.
Some of the world's best bread, melons and pomegranates, plus a diverse people for whom hospitality is second nature. What could possibly go wrong?
After the sexual assault of a university student, sex, class, privilege -- and strong cultural attitudes -- all play a role in the lighter sentences handed down to the perpetrators.
Thousands of Poles share photos of themselves dressed in black to protest against legislation that would criminalize almost all kinds of abortion and toughen the country's already severe anti-abortion laws.
Mothers are leading the fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt, pinning their hopes on younger and future generations.
Renho Murata will have to convince many that she and the newly formed Democratic Party are 'Japanese enough' if she wins the leadership nomination next week.
This is the first time that a mainstream film in Indonesia has focused on the Uang Panai’ marriage custom.
"As an engaged documentary author my motivation is to break the existing image about women in Macedonia."
One rural health centre in the state is open so infrequently that residents have started using the facility as storage space.
"I was traumatized, frightened, and extremely sad. It was good intentions that brought me to work in Singapore and I cannot understand why I was treated so horribly."
"By starting a football club and encouraging women to join, we are saying to Patani society that women can do the same things men do."
Hundreds of thousands of online users have joined a Saudi women-lead campaign to end male guardianship in the kingdom.
"This is us taking back our own bodies, and owning our own skins. We are enough. I am enough."