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· February, 2018

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2018

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce Quits As Private Affair Becomes Public Scandal

The Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has resigned after his affair with a staff member turned the spotlight on his political integrity.

Seoul's Doing Cafe Creates Community Around Feminism, Still a Taboo in South Korea

“There aren’t many places discussing these sorts of issues in Korea.”

Saudi Arabia, a United Nations Human Rights Council Member, Continues Rights Crackdown

"The General Assembly is supposed to take into account the contribution of candidate States that seek membership to the HRC in the promotion and protection of human rights."

Men's Health Magazine in Kazakhstan Says Nuts to Women's Health

"If there are feminist campaigns, there should be jokes about feminist campaigns, otherwise it is discrimination against men."

“Do Others Know We Exist?”: A Nurse's Testimony from Syria's Besieged Eastern Ghouta

"We were crying for Umm Muhammad, and because we were afraid. We wondered whether we were going to face the same fate, and whether our children would be rendered motherless."

#ThemToo: Syrian Women Tell Stories of Rape in Regime Prisons

"Raped women are caught between the anvil of the regime and the hammer of society."

#MehfoozBachpan: Pakistani Activists Demand Policy to Safeguard Children from Sexual Abuse in 2018 Elections

"Protected childhood is a collective dream, each of us is responsible for our children...We will vote for protected childhood in next election."

Remembering Pakistan's Empowering Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir

"Even in her death, she did not conform to the established code. Resistance, thy name is Asma."

Hannah Mouncey Becomes First Transgender Player in Australian Women’s State League Football

"I cannot thank the AFL for allowing me to do something that is open to every other Australian and which the science and research has supported all along."

East African Women in the Music Industry Sing Out Against Male Domination

"We have made ourselves known in the music industry, yet gender inequality, sexism, and pay gaps persist. It’s not that we’re not skillful enough, it’s that all decision-makers are men."

An Introduction to #MeToo in Japan

How is Japan experiencing its own #MeToo moment?

Building Resilience: Responding to Cyber Violence in Sri Lanka

Groundviews interviews five Sri Lankan women who have been targeted online, often through vicious commentary on their appearance. Photos were taken by Sri Lankan artist, photographer, and writer Deshan Tennekoon.

After a Top Model is Sent to a Mental Hospital, Vincentians Fear Politics and Patriarchy Are in Play

"If Yugge doesn’t have access to justice, what makes us think that any of us are protected?"

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