Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2016
"If women want to wear veil let them. If they do not want to wear veil let them. It is [as] simple as that."
"Don't just pay lip service to "equal rights for the LGBT community". Words are empty! As long as same-sex marriage is not legalized, it means nothing!"
The extreme Mexican left hints at nominating an indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential election. Meanwhile, in Chiapas, women are forced to renounce their positions because of their gender.
"Sometimes they would joke: 'You are from the office of unmarried women, right?'"
"The fact that she’s decided to return to that relationship […] means she can be seduced by affection and scared of retribution, like all human beings."
An 'International Day of the Girl' celebration in an internally displaced person camp in Kachin State, Myanmar highlights the lack of government protection of victims of gender-based violence in Myanmar.
Homicide victims in Brazil are mostly men, young, black and part-black people from low-income families. How does this impact the future of black and low-income women?
"I don't know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room," the president said.
This week, we’ll introduce you to women seeking or achieving justice in Poland, Uruguay, Russia and Syria.
"No one cried for us. On the contrary. To many families, as it still is today, it’s a relief when they kill us or when we die."
"I am counting on another Black Protest against the barbaric statement of Kaczyński who wants to create a hell. A protest that will defeat him."
Global Voices reviews a few stories covered by the Video Volunteers community's citizen journalists, showing how girls in India face and cope with various gender-related challenges.
"They shouldn't come here. We are for national traditions, wherein a man is a man, and a woman is a woman."
"I demonstrated today, because I just can't accept the new proposals of the abortion law in Poland. If they go through, the will destroy women's bodies, minds and souls."
Manane Rodriguez's “Migas de Pan” tells the story of a group of women tortured and sexually abused by Uruguay's dictatorship, set thirty years after the regime's fall.
On October 3 many women in Poland will not be at their work stations, and housewives will leave domestic chores undone.