Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2017
In this episode, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.
President Ilham Aliyev just made his wife First Vice President. What did your Valentine give you?
Almost 2,000 fled their villages after recent skirmishes between the Kachin Independence Army and the Myanmar army
"[The decreasing number of men] exacerbates the problem and negatively affects young women and families, given the social norms that stigmatize unmarried women, divorcees, or even widows."
When we want to truly understand what’s going on in Syria, we, at Global Voices, always turn to Marcell Shehwaro.
Pour tea sparingly, wave money at a full moon, burn plenty of pine needles and tell your nightmares to running water.
"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
The Egyptian government is looking to women preachers as part of its campaign to reform religious discourse, but many are unhappy with the move.
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."
"2020 is approaching, it is difficult to imagine that only girls can like the color pink. Such stereotypes are so outdated."
"While the color #RED symbolizes the color of life and passion, widows are barred from wearing RED. This is not right. THIS IS OUR RIGHT!"
A police crackdown on three topless women at a beach has sparked a national debate about the gender inequality of the country's recreational dresscode.
"There are women that are being killed without doing anything wrong, and people are using this law to justify the killing these women."
"As per our usual culture. Let's victim-blame, right? She should've chose[n] better? How about he should've been brought up better?"
"I want a different kind of Jamaica for women and girls. And I hope the #TambourineArmy will create that different Jamaica that is needed."
"Our women and girls seem to be the major target of crime and assault. We must do something now!"
The historic opening weekend of the Women's Australian Football League competition grips the nation.
In an interview with Global Voices, the co-creators of “Silent No More” explained how they were inspired by other movements in Latin America to rally women to speak up.