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· November, 2019

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2019

Sexual harassment case in Trinidad & Tobago highlights need for better policies

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.

Who is Eva Copa, the little-known figure who helped pave the way for new Bolivian elections?

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.

Victory for transgender students at Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

Prior to this development, Chulalongkorn University had no official protocol for transgender students wishing to dress according to their gender identity.

A new wave of pedophilia and child abuse strikes Pakistan

Despite the existence of severe punishments for such crimes, the number of child abuse cases are growing rapidly in Pakistan.

Teenage girls want to help victims of domestic violence in Albania with new app

The app connects survivors of domestic violence to important resources, including shelters, police, and support groups.

Malaysian writer faces probe after publishing a book about her decision to not wear a hijab

"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."

Wake-up call or smear campaign? How an ad for sanitary pads is dividing Turkish public opinion

In Turkey, a top sanitary pad brand comes under fire after it releases a feminist ad.

Tanzania high court upholds ruling to end child marriage despite attempts to repeal it

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.

Was this Nigerian English language film too English for an Oscar nomination?

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.

Bangladeshi migrant domestic workers are returning from Saudi Arabia with shocking tales of abuse

900 female domestic workers have returned from Saudi Arabia in 2019 accusing their employers of physical and sexual abuse -- more than 100 have died.

‘Hypersensitive’ or ‘horror'? Trinidad church mired in fashion show controversy

"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...

#iamrabipirzada campaign supports Pakistani actress Rabi Pirzada after nude photos leaked

The Rabi Pirzada incident shows how people are personally attacked for their freedom of expression in Pakistan.

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