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· August, 2018

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2018

25 August 2018

Will France’s new street harassment law really benefit women?

"We refuse to let feminism be used to reinforce the French government’s tendencies toward racism and over-policing."

14 August 2018

A Brazilian animation about drag queens is singled out, criticized on moral grounds

"If Super Drags is a cartoon for adults why is the Brazilian Paediatrics Society worrying itself?"

9 August 2018

Four women icons of the Syrian revolution

The Bridge

One perished in a Syrian prison, two died in exile, the other is still missing. The personal histories of these four Syrian women challenge us to not to forget.

For Cuba's transnational families, a little internet goes a long way

The Bridge

To understand the changing dynamics of the many Cuban families with members living abroad, spend some time in the country's public wifi parks.

8 August 2018

The abortion legalization movement in Argentina gets a boost of global solidarity

Support for the movement has expanded on social media to include similar struggles in other counties.

What happens when women report sexual assault in Japan?

"If this happens again I will feel more powerless knowing there's probably nothing I can do, and nothing the police will do."

3 August 2018

Cricket Australia under fire for sacking female employee over abortion reform tweets

"Clearly 1951 rolls on down the corridors of Cricket Australia, a halcyon place where a woman’s place is out the door. It’s not Cricket. It’s institutional misogyny."

No Shame: How an online initiative in Kazakhstan is helping youth protect their sexual health

The Bridge

UyatEmes.kz is out to tackle the stigma that surrounds sex education in the former Soviet republic.