Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2017
The pro-Kremlin tabloid “Life” shared a bizarre video, titled “He Beats You Because He Loves You,” reviewing the “top five ways to commit domestic violence” and get away with it.
"Perhaps Emecheta’s grandest legacy was making us realise that feminism isn’t alien to Africa. She clearly defined African feminism as one that is different from that of the West."
"If you want to know if you are going the right way follow women of color, brothers and sisters."
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
In some cases, children as young as five years of age share in their family’s labor when they really should be playing or studying at school.
Thousands of women across India rally, carrying signs reading, “I will go out,” in a campaign to reclaim their right to public spaces without fear of being attacked.
Child marriage will likely soon be illegal in Trinidad and Tobago, but the country's new legislation isn't likely to end the controversy surrounding the practice.
“They come to us and say, 'We want to see your beer in our restaurant.' We tell them: join the queue.”
"The path surely must not have been easy but I'm sure that this path will lead you to a bright and beautiful future that you truly deserve."
"...for the first time, Jamaican women see their stories of sexual assault and questions of self-worth being tackled on the page without it demonizing them or portraying them as caricatures."
Trinidad & Tobago's First Female Murder for 2017 Is a Schoolgirl, Deepening Fears About Gender-Based Violence
"I don't know what worries me more, the unending spate of violent crime fed by an abysmal detection rate or the lack of ideas by law enforcement and government..."
The organization SocialTIC reviews 2016's most inspirational info-activist projects in Latin America.
It's a disturbing notion, but much about the man who massacred 11 people on Jan. 1 is hardly unusual, when it comes to gender-based violence
"This is not a matter of cultural relativism. It is a matter of cruel criminal behaviour."
"Battle of the Saucepans" helped the community to view women as not only participants in the fight, but as protagonists. Just as they are in real life.
Paying for higher education in Paraguay is difficult for most citizens. For indigenous women, it is doubly difficult.
“I thought it was time for me to be brave and run for village leader,” Hamisah says.
"The level of barbarity was such that pregnant women got their wombs blown out and massacred before their children. And these innocent children were not spared either..."
"The Bangalore NYE event is shocking. Such disrespect and insecurity is being created for women"
Twenty-six-year-old journalist Zhao Sile won a Hong Kong Human Rights Press Award for her 2016 story, "The Fate of Chinese Rights NGOs."