Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2017
Saudi Women Activists Win Driving Victory in Shadow of Guardianship System and Wave of Arrests
Saudi women may soon be able to drive. However, they continue to face discriminatory barriers under the kingdom's male guardianship system.
Peru's Clever Social Media Campaign Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking
Peruvian Ministry of Interior Affairs launched the campaign "Que no te encuentren" (Don't let them find you) to counter human trafficking in Peru.
Nigeria's Youth Are Rallying for the ‘Not Too Young to Run’ Bill
"The world is WATCHING The 8th National Assembly. Vote 'Yes' to remove age barrier as it would reduce inequality"
Purple March Unites a Thousand Malaysian Women Against ‘Toxic Politics’
"It was quite a sight to behold. 1,000 people does not sound like a lot, but in Malaysia...protesting is not looked upon kindly..."
Myanmar Government Vows to Address Refugee Crisis in Rakhine State, but Avoids Saying ‘Rohingya’
"Aung San Suu Kyi today demonstrated that she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine State."
Equatoguinean Artist Carmen Bolena Explores Her History and Identity Through Her Drawings
"All of this discovery was restorative for my troubled conscience. It no longer hurts to recognize that I am black. I am and I say it bursting with pride."
Afghanistan Mourns Honorary ‘Grandmother’ Nancy Hatch Dupree
"One of a few with unconditional love and adoration for Afghanistan."
Among a Rising Tide of Extremism in Syria, Women's Freedoms Hang in the Balance
Extremist groups like ISIS, Hezbollah and al-Nusra are undermining the freedoms that Syria’s women and girls enjoyed, which were a longtime strength of Syrian society.
Ugandan Police Investigate a Serial Murder Spree Targeting Women
"It is so saddening that we have not got the actual suspects. The manner in which some of the women are being killed is very terrible and humiliating."
The Indigenous Tharu People of Nepal Risk Losing Their Once-Mandatory Art of Tattooing
We don't take anything with us when we die, but I will take these tattoos. It is a gift of this life and this nature to take to my afterlife.
At Twitter's Tokyo Office, Protesters Stomp on Hateful Tweets
About one hundred demonstrators gathered outside Twitter Japan's Tokyo headquarters to demand that the company do more to rein in harassment and hate speech on its network.
Outside Venezuela: Into the Deep Podcast
Two Venezuelan women who left their country at different times for different reasons. This is their story.