Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2019
Participants demanded equal rights, including same-sex marriage, and were able to educate people about the diversity of the queer community, well beyond the term LGBTQ+.
Bringing back the tax on sanitary pads in Tanzania has triggered a major debate on the impact it will have on girls and women.
The advert ends with Pakistan's women's cricket team captain Bisma Maroof saying “these are not statements but stains."
While many think that gender equality in sport is utopian, there has been a growing movement where people are coming forward to talk and fix the problem of patriarchy.
Nyanzi battles for her freedom of expression. Besides this case, Nyanzi still faces charges other charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication.
Surfing has not only allowed them to retain a piece of their childhood but they now confidently dream of securing a bright future for themselves – dignified jobs, a good education.
"I feel like a normal person again. I have been sentenced 3 years in prison and everything was hard, but now you are helping me to see a hopeful life."
Uganda has prepared for this moment: Three confirmed cases activate a strong Ebola response system of detection and prevention. Is this a "public health emergency of international concern"?
In Japan, employers are legally entitled to demand female employees wear uncomfortable high heels or pumps.
Women in Kigoma, Tanzania, say armed men have terrorized their communities for years, but little has been done to investigate, arrest or prosecute — until now.
In 2018, Argentina's Senate rejected a bill that would legalize abortion in the South American country. Will it be different this time?
"Despite the scale of the destruction, almost no clearing has been done yet. Bombed homes and establishments, plazas, churches, and mosques — everything is destroyed."
Bob Marley's eldest daughter Cedella saw the team's potential and gave them her support, persuading coach Hue Menzies to volunteer his services. Now, they're at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.