Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2017
"Not content with raping us, men also have to tell us how to behave before, during and after the rape."
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."
“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."
"I was not surprised to see that the robot had to wear a scarf. Isn't that normal here?
"Break the hand that pushed a person to kill herself!"
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.
"First bloody vote result in years that made me feel like reasonable, kind, compassionate people are still the clear majority."
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.
"There are Jamaicans who are being denied services that they are entitled to because of these dress codes [...] a serious issue to be addressed."
"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."
"Take that patriarchs! A woman scientist is saving lives while you make judgements on how to correctly collect dirty socks!"
"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."
"For me it is important to use the freedom my parents fought so hard for."
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.
Some 300 brides from the country's Khatlon region complained of abuse from their mothers-in-law in the first nine months of 2017.
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.
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..."