Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2017
Activists from Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela explain why the International Women's Strike was so important to their region.
Raudha Athif, the 20-year-old aqua-blue-eyed Maldivian model, was found hanging inside her dormitory room in north Bangladesh on Wednesday. On social media, Maldivians are mourning the loss of this woman.
What Role Did Brazilian Mainstream Media Play in the Murder of a Teenage Girl? This Filmmaker Wants to Know.
"Eloá’s story is the story of many Brazilians. Brazil is the fifth country in the world in terms of the number of women killed..."
“If the [economic] situation is bad, there are fewer operations; if the situation is good, there are many more operations.”
"They killed Miroslava for talking, for making information that society demands to be public, and for annoying the powerful, in all its forms."
"Making threats through social media is a criminal offence, but making accusations is not. In interpreting the new act, the courts must ensure [...] the right to freedom of expression.”
Nadia Muciño was murdered by her husband and her brother-in-law in February 2004. This, however, is not her story. This is the story of her youngest sister, Viviana.
Angola could join the handful of countries in the world which currently ban abortion in all cases.
"If the Tambourine Army believe they have exhausted all avenues of ‘proper’ ways to advocate, then I say do what you must, but please don’t give up the fight."
This year, roughly 12 million slaves in India couldn't celebrate My Freedom Day. That number could rise to 18 million, if more isn't done to help India's most vulnerable.
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
"Should we march as if we have never marched before? Write to the newspapers? Pray? I do not have any of the answers, but I fear far worse."
"State crimes in our country remain unpunished since the same system that committed them covers them up. Without justice they remain as open sores."
With Tambourines in Hand and Led by Survivors, a Powerful Movement Against Sexual Violence in Jamaica Rises
A leader of the movement was recently arrested and charged under the country's cybercrime legislation for naming and shaming men accused of sexual violence.
“The girls rebelled and set fire to their mattresses so they would be allowed out of their rooms.” But they weren't.
"Saudi learns pluralism from Indonesia. We learn Wahhabism from Saudi. We're even," wrote a Twitter user during the visit.
From the chess champion born in one of the country's largest slums to the parliamentary speaker. Celebrate them all.
A high-profile domestic abuse case is making waves in Mozambique, following a controversial sentence against the man who partially blinded a former president's daughter.
Australians highlighted both achievements and unrealised goals on International Women's Day 2017.
According to sources in the Kremlin, the order came from the very top: Russian governors were to celebrate International Women's Day "creatively."