Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2017
"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"
The Kyrgyz “Dancing Kelin” Protests Early Marriage By Calling Attention to the Harsh Realities of Rural Brides
“Life in the village is round-the-clock work. Brides finish one chore and start another. They work 24/7.”
Iranian election results, although mixed, signal hope for an Iran where women’s voices matter on both national and local levels.
Thousands of Paraguayan women are forced to move to Argentina and Spain as caregivers while leaving their own families behind to be cared for by other women.
Are menstrual hygiene products luxury goods? Women in India are voicing their doubts.
Jamaica's First Woman Prime Minister Retires Amidst Praise, Criticism — and a Contentious Battle to Succeed Her
"Portia Simpson came to representational politics at the parliamentary level in 1976 when political tribalism and its ugly pickney, political violence, were on the upswing."
El Salvador Rape Victim Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Baby's Death Despite ‘Inconclusive Proof’
In the complex case of Evelyn few seem to notice the main trend regarding women tried for abortion in El Salvador: A punitive and inflexible system for poor women.
“I’m not too hopeful that the change will come soon, but we will do our part to push for it.”
'Tuuganchylyk' has already jettisoned two Kyrgyz leaders and their kin into lives of exile. The Trumps clearly weren't paying attention.
"What has happened in Turkey is a tragedy, made even worse by the fact that the loudest voices in the chorus said the wrong things at the wrong time."
"I feel like this discussion sparked by Ishawna's comment will morph into what aspects of culture/history we should/shouldn't celebrate."
Students who report their professors for sexual harassment face a trinity of impunity in the state, the Catholic Church, and academia.
"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."
Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.
The ‘Chain of Care’ Allowing Mothers to Attend College in Paraguay Has Nothing to Do with Government
In a country where childcare options are almost non-existent, the only support for women students with children comes from their families.