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· April, 2019

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2019

#MySkirtMyRight: Women in Madagascar fight sexism and victim-shaming by the government

This incident is merely the catalyst that opens our eyes to the reality: In Malagasy society, violence against women is only the tip of the iceberg.

CEO of carpooling service disinvited from interview on Russian state media after producer found out she was a woman

Russia still has a long way to go in terms of gender equality.

In the mountains of northern Azerbaijan, football has become a goal for girls

Impoverished Shaki is a conservative place, but the town's talented girls' football team is emerging as a national powerhouse.

Bangladeshi paint company advert draws criticism from lovers of traditional Alpana art

"Berger is offering their synthetic paints to the Alpona artists of Tikoil village. The artists will no longer need to paint every season, colors will last forever. What a horror!

‘I keep silent and put up with it’: Surviving domestic violence in Armenia

"He would throw me against the walls like a ball."

Sex abuse and harassment cases prompt protests at Turkey's university campuses

"He forced himself on me...He hit my head three or four times on the floor. I passed out. When I opened my eyes, it was 1.30 AM."

The scent of revolution: The story behind Sudan's legendary perfume label remix

Artist Amado Alfadni transforms Sudan's iconic Bint El Sudan perfume label into a revolutionary message.

For the first time in the country's history, a woman will lead a public university in Mozambique

As dean of a public university, her position is equivalent to that of a minister in Mozambique.

Women are leading the protests in Sudan

“Women are front, left and center of the revolution. When people started protesting, they were like, ‘Women should stay at home.’ But we were like — no.”

These women ride across Bangladesh on motorcycles to spread the word about empowerment

Sakia Haque and her friends wanted to talk to Bangladeshi girls about women's empowerment and educate them about reproductive health, so what did they do? They hopped on motorbikes!

Why are some Czechs claiming Slovakia's president-elect as their own?

Czech's current leaders are conservative, often anti-Brussels, openly opposed to taking in refugees. Slovakia's Zuzana Čaputová is everything that they're not.

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