Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2019
Cultural taboos and victim-shaming means women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.
More than 150 people, most of them women, have been kidnapped from Mexico City's subway system over the past four years.
"We have every right to enjoy entertainment that does not demean us, and we certainly have a right to voice our views and opinions."
"We hope that space will not become a space of confrontation (...) Space makes children dream and all of humanity as well."
"It seems that every time #futfem takes a step forward, some men have to come out their caves and make a scene"."Iros a la cocina, iros a fregar, sois unas mierdas, sois...
"The 2011 revolution was a revolution against everything, and so the women had a role as revolutionary activists at the forefront of the revolution"
"The participation of women in society is so tiny that a neckline can become a huge issue."
Most feminists concede that the new government is not quite educated on what women’s movements are about. But many have been forgiving, at least for now.
The wages Sri Lankan plantation workers earn are nowhere near enough to bear the costs of living for the family, so many are forced to look for work elsewhere.
This is the latest in a long line of Japanese ad campaigns that have sparked controversy online for alleged anti-women messaging.
In Bangladesh, vigilante justice leads to the death of three alleged rapists by self-proclaimed ‘Hercules’
In Bangladesh, three alleged rapists are executed by a vigilante who signs his victim's death "confessions" with the name 'Hercules'.
"There is no one from our community who can understand and raise our concerns. That is why we are running for the seats."
The common theme of the daily profiles is that the celebrated women come from all walks of life, and all have experienced unique challenges and successes.