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· November, 2017

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2017

30 November 2017

Scrutiny and Doubt Over Rape Victim's Testimony Sparks Outrage in Spain

"Not content with raping us, men also have to tell us how to behave before, during and after the rape."

28 November 2017

After 10 Years of Legal Battles, Mozambique's Only LGBT Organization Takes a Step Closer to Legal Recognition

" That ruling is an ode to equality, peace, and social harmony. Today I am very proud to be Mozambican."

27 November 2017

Fashion, Faith and Culture Come Together Through the Global Art of Head Wrapping

“We have to...as a whole say we care about each other's well-being, we love each other, and we are going to have to work through our differences."

26 November 2017

What's in a Scarf? A Robot Restaurant in Bangladesh Serves up Controversy

"I was not surprised to see that the robot had to wear a scarf. Isn't that normal here?

A Student's Suicide Prompts Demands for Higher Education Reform in Afghanistan

"Break the hand that pushed a person to kill herself!"

23 November 2017

13 Things Banned (or Strongly Discouraged) in Tajikistan

Tajikistan's people are renowned for hospitality, but their government isn't. Some locals joke the only ban left is a ban on banning things.

16 November 2017

The Winner Is: Same Sex Marriage Equality in Australia

"First bloody vote result in years that made me feel like reasonable, kind, compassionate people are still the clear majority."

15 November 2017

Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors

Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.

14 November 2017

Jamaican Women Demand the Right to ‘Bare Arms’ at Government Offices

"There are Jamaicans who are being denied services that they are entitled to because of these dress codes [...] a serious issue to be addressed."

In India, Class and Gender Inequities Impede Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims

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"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."

13 November 2017

How a Female Scientist Became a Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan

"Take that patriarchs! A woman scientist is saving lives while you make judgements on how to correctly collect dirty socks!"

11 November 2017

Female-Run Restaurant Bends Back Social Barriers in Pakistan's Quetta

"Years ago, women’s lives were limited to the four walls of the house in Hazara Town, but it is no longer the case now."

9 November 2017

Meet Khazar Fatemi, a Swedish Journalist Still Searching for the Afghanistan She Left Behind

"For me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought so hard for."

7 November 2017

To Divinity and Back: Nepal’s Living Goddess Returns to Normal Life After Nine-Year Stint as ‘Kumari’

The sudden transformation of a little girl into a revered goddess comes at a price. She must remain in isolation and is expected to stay calm at all times.

3 November 2017

Why Tajik Brides Live in Fear of Their In-Laws, Even Before They Get Married

Some 300 brides from the country's Khatlon region complained of abuse from their mothers-in-law in the first nine months of 2017.

Local Australian Council Votes to Demolish Lawn Bowls Club Despite Viral Video Campaign

The viral social media campaign "All the Bowling Ladies" was not enough to save the Melbourne lawn bowls club from a hostile local council vote.

2 November 2017

Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping

"[If] Miss Peru really cared for the well being of Peruvian women [...] they would use that airtime in something more productive than having yet another 'beauty' queen..."