Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2017
The move quickly faced accusations of sexism: "What a joke! Do we make men pose in swim suits to get hired as interns?"
"The man ran away. The women called an ambulance. I learned at the hospital that I had two stab wounds in my right lung."
Challenging prohibitions on driving in Saudi Arabia is no easy task.
"It is horrifying that most Ethiopians have not shown an interest in returning home despite risk of violence."
Community correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village in Pune district, Maharashtra, are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.
"Both people outside the field and colleagues think it’s pretty unusual to see a black police officer. I’ve actually been asked many times if I’m originally from Spain."
"Bridesmaid is such a high risk role -- sexual harassment, rape and now death."
She goes by the pseudonym "Princesa." And her motivation is to name every single one of the women so that they are not forgotten.
"I feel most proud of the 2017 Tbilisi championships where both olympians and paralympians participated - I managed to get second place."
"It was overlong and full of pointless double talk but you know what [...] child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago."
"Pull out the ads and sign your boss and agency up for social sensitivity 101 class please," wrote a Twitter user, addressing Watsons health and beauty chain.
"These new laws are actually keeping families apart: Singaporeans with non-resident spouses or relatives will not be able to attend Pink Dot together.”
"Clearly, Muslim women—hijabis or not—can think for themselves."
When Prudence Nandaula got a new job in Kuwait, she was thrilled. But when she arrived, her passport was taken from her — and she was given a mop.
A Hashtag in Support of Victims Takes Off on Japanese Twitter After a High-Profile Journalist Is Accused of Sexual Assault
In Japan, as in other countries, many sexual assaults go unreported, but one victim has decided to go public in the hope of getting justice.