Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2019
A recent case has highlight Trinidad and Tobago's lack of laws protecting citizens from workplace sexual harassment, especially members of the LGBTQ community, who can be quite vulnerable.
Not many know who Eva Copa is, but she is the new president of the Bolivian Senate. She has been a key figure in moving the country forward following protests.
Prior to this development, Chulalongkorn University had no official protocol for transgender students wishing to dress according to their gender identity.
Despite the existence of severe punishments for such crimes, the number of child abuse cases are growing rapidly in Pakistan.
The app connects survivors of domestic violence to important resources, including shelters, police, and support groups.
"It is important for us to remind the government that freedom of expression is not a crime and freedom of religious beliefs is not an insult to Islam."
In Turkey, a top sanitary pad brand comes under fire after it releases a feminist ad.
In October 2019, the Tanzanian High Court upheld the ruling to end child marriage. The ruling is a step toward eliminating harmful practices and ending all forms of discrimination against girls.
Lionheart, Nigeria's first-ever Oscar submission for best international feature film was disqualified by award organizers because it has too much dialogue in English.
900 female domestic workers have returned from Saudi Arabia in 2019 accusing their employers of physical and sexual abuse -- more than 100 have died.
"Even though the church might promote the positive aspects of the culture [...] due care must be taken to ensure that participants do not cross the line into negativity and impropriety."
The Rabi Pirzada incident shows how people are personally attacked for their freedom of expression in Pakistan.