Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2017
The ‘Royal Duck’ Scarf Trends in Brunei, But Some Are Disappointed With Its Hefty Price Tag
"The amount of selfies I have seen of people just to show their dUCK scarves is part of what Islam does not encourage: vanity."
Kyrgyzstan Bolsters Protections Against Domestic Violence
"Up until now, in order to get a protection order, women had to prove in court that the domestic violence had occurred."
Some Hong Kongers Insist on Blaming the Woman, Not the Man, in Viral Fist Fight Over Going Dutch
Hours after the story broke, the restaurant owner clarified that the fight began because the woman wanted to split the bill, but the man did not.
How ‘Adventurer of the Year’ Mira Rai Went From Child Soldier to Ultrarunner
"I want to transfer the chance I got to my little sisters in Nepal. I want to help them learn what I learned and reach where I am today."
A São Paulo City Councilor Surprised Schools With an Inspection for ‘Leftist Indoctrination’
Fernando Holiday was inspired by the Escola Sem Partido (School Without Party) campaign, which divides opinion in Brazil.
Ugandan Academic and Sanitary Pad Campaign Leader Faces Criminal Charges For ‘Computer Misuse’
Nyanzi's story has become a rallying opportunity for Ugandans who oppose the Musveni government.
#SaveDinaAli: Activists Call for Release of Saudi Woman Forcibly Sent Back to the Kingdom
"If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead. Please help me, I am recording this video to help me and know that I am real and here."
Two Mozambican Universities Want to Ban Short Skirts and Dreadlocks
"If the students follow these rules, it is because they don’t have the balls to assert their human rights, and they deserve the university where they study".
These Are the Contributions to Science Made by 10 Latin American Women
The stories and contributions of ten female Latin American scientists in this work show the importance of women in the field of investigation and the world of work
Bend It Like Poonam: Teen Girls Challenge India's Patriarchy on the Football Field
Mahila Swarojgar Samiti is helping teenage girls in Varanasi shape their identity and find more confidence in their sexuality through football.
One Day They Stole Me: True Story Animations Spotlight Kyrgyzstan's Bride Kidnapping Scourge
Tatyana Zelenskaya's powerful drawings tell the story of five kidnapped women, each with a very different destiny.
If the Caribbean Wants to Grow Economically, ‘We Must Embrace the Women’s Perspective’
In an effort to “democratize finance” in the region, one Caribbean businesswoman introduces crowdfunding and urges community building for women to truly progress.
Tributes Flow in for Kishori Amonkar, One of the Great Voices of Indian Classical Music
"There are certain voices that have the ability to mesmerise and Kishori Amonkar’s is one."
‘Why Can’t I Kiss My Girlfriend in Public?’ The Story of an Armenian Queer Woman
A queer woman reveals her life story and shares her stubborn struggle for lesbian emancipation in a homophobic patriarchal society.