Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2017
Mexico's Indigenous Peoples Select a Woman to Represent Their Resistance in Upcoming Presidential Election
"Let this country shake with the resistance, rebellion and dignity of all the peoples of Mexico."
A Kyrgyz or Kazakh man's 'younger wife' is like 'a cow without horns'. She suffers social stigma and enjoys few rights.
RuNet Echo speaks to Anna Veduta about her work for Russia’s anti-corruption crusader, her relocation to the United States, and her experience as a regional expert and feminist.
“Her in-laws demanded 50,000 rupees. I couldn’t afford it. So her husband attacked her,” Rajvati's father said. Rajvati herself cannot speak because her larynx was left severed.
In Malaysia and Azerbaijan, officials go after media for political coverage. Meanwhile, with major social media sites banned, Kashmiris have turned to local platform KashBook.
After four years of parliamentary process, Chile's Gender Identity Law goes to the Senate. And there are some big problems with the legislation.
"I wonder how many children "whiten" themselves socially without even realizing it. They are...ignorant of their ancestors and of the people who fought so history wouldn't repeat itself."
Every day over 300 women go to Bwaise, a slum district in northern Kampala, Uganda, to sell sex.
A Photographer Shines Light on the Abuse Women Suffer at Illegal ‘Conversion Therapy’ Clinics in Ecuador
"My first thought was that it could be me held there and told that, as a gay woman, I needed to change."
Threats of character assassination and extortion can carry severe real-life consequences, especially for women.
“Alianza Selva Maya,” which includes five communal lands and 1,250 families, promotes rural development based on good forest-resource management.
Jamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped all three charges against activist La Toya Nugent, under the country's Cybercrimes Act.
A hotel where the first event was scheduled canceled on organizers after facing pressure from religious groups. But that hasn't stopped Beirut Pride from going forward.
It's been two months since 41 girls burned to death in a fire at a state-run home for children. But Guatemalan authorities have been slow to act.
Elections later this month present Iranians with the chance to reshape their government by putting more women in politics.
"If they kill me, they will slander and criminalize me. It will be for something that I did or did not do, it does not matter."
The girls were set free following negotiations between the government and Boko Haram militants.
"The police should not only be looking into the claims of the breach of dress code but the fact that a child was possibly sexualised by an adult.”
"In my heart, I believe that the time is now right for the world to deal with depression a kinder way."
"We are group of Wikipedia users concerned about the diversity and neutrality of Wikipedia and we are willing to work to reduce...the gender and culture gap..."