Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2017
2017 was a bit like a rollercoaster for the Caribbean archipelago, complete with incredible highs and stomach-churning lows.
As women's movements continue to gain ground, 2018 is expected to be a year that sees the growth of many more projects that push for fundamental changes to society.
Injustice abounds, but the human spirit is alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever. Take a look at these highlights of Global Voices' coverage in 2017.
"The case mirrors a repeated pattern which tends to dissect a sexual abuse victim's language and dress while giving the accused a pass under the 'Boys will be boys' mentality."
"How to vindicate a murder: Give it a child. Call its dead mother a monster for being cold and selfish enough to ask Justice to restrain a man..."
"Thank you the five Supreme Court justices who thwarted another effort to persecute Indonesia's LGBT people. Our fight for equality is not over, but for today #lovewins."
Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers
Graphic novel "An Olympic Dream" -- a biography of a runner who perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea as a refugee -- was published in two local languages.
"Sexual harassment is a major problem in Egypt. Studies show that large majorities of women have been subjected to it [...] And the problem is deeply rooted."
After an outcry, Afghanistan's president apologised for the remark.
"Why just now...How about the thousands of children who were already given the vaccine?"
“There are no fairytale weddings in my stories and no handsome prince. None of my characters are especially waiting for him, either.”