Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2019
On May 27, 20 female members of parliament in Kenya launched a campaign against femicide called "Her Life Matters," to raise national consciousness on killings that occur within relationships.
"When you are professional you do your best. It does not matter whether you are a man or a woman."
"It is not the same to be a white gay [man] from the city than a brown gay [man], with body that is not normative, with an indigenous face..."
May 24 opens the gates to marriage equality for same-sex couples in Taiwan. Hundreds of couples got married on the island, celebrating social recognition and the end of discrimination.
The prominent journalist-turned-parliamentary advisor hinted that she needed protection. No one stepped in to provide it.
"By drawing different body types and different hair textures, I want people to learn how everything is beautiful."
"[The ad] generates the image of a woman wishing for her body to be eaten like tofu."
Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina: ‘Even in Russia, social media is still an effective method for uniting people’
Masha Alyokhina talks art, activism, and feminism in Russia -- and why a new cold war is coming.
Homophobia and transphobia are widespread in Bulgaria, whose government has recently cozied up to the extreme right.
On her quest for good governance, Stella Nyanza is "unflinching in her criticism of the Ugandan government" and unafraid to tackle taboos around sex, gender and LGBT rights.
Ever since the identification of the all-male group of bombers behind the massacre as members of militant group ISIS, Muslim women have borne the brunt.