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· December, 2018

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2018

Latin America's year of political struggle and unexpected displays of solidarity

Elections, migration, community support and social struggle. Another turn of the screw for Latin America and its people.

‘Stop killing women’ — a new campaign against domestic violence in Angola

"Violence against women is real, it really is. It is not something in the heads of feminists, it is not an invention or empty speech: IT IS REAL!"

How free breakfast brought 500 girls back to school in Yemen

Before the project began, one-fifth of the school's students had been absent. Now they're all back in the classroom.

2018 across sub-Saharan Africa: Our favorite stories of epic change and transformation

From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.

Defying the odds as a woman entrepreneur in Afghanistan

After years of struggle Shukria Attaye owns a successful dairy farm that counts her elder brother among its employees.

Nagorno Karabakh mothers’ protest puts Azerbaijan's regime on the back foot

The state made a promise to compensate families whose sacrifices are lauded in official rhetoric. Then it let them down.

Over 500 women accuse superstar psychic in Brazil of sexual abuse

João de Deus attracted hundreds of people to his spiritual center every day and once counseled North American TV host Oprah Winfrey.

Oaxacan women learn essential photo skills to reframe their lives

Over a weekend in November 2018, 25 young girls from Oaxaca learned about photography techniques from instructors of the Museum of Photographic Arts.

An all-female flight crew makes history in Mozambique

For the first time in the country's civil aviation history, an airplane was operated entirely by women.

Women entrepreneurs break barriers in Kashmir

"...I get negative comments on social media, even by women, but I think these comments given to me have helped me grow from a better person to a better designer"

Japan Times backtracks on editorial policy redefining ‘comfort women’ and ‘forced labor’

"We can discuss nuance all day long, but at the end of the day, it was Japan that invaded Korea and used slave labor."

Trinidad & Tobago court rules Olympian's dreams were killed by ‘biased’ gymnastics federation

The whole fiasco had more twists and turns than a gymnastics routine, but many believe Williams' forced withdrawal was illegal and her attorneys have been fighting for justice ever since.

South Sudanese singer Nyaruach calls out ‘boring man with no plan’ in feminist hit

"You are such a bastard guy, I just want to say goodbye. May God bless you where you are. You boring man with no plan. With no plan!"

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