Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2020
The gathering highlighted several key issues, including the need for better support systems, updated legislation and social reformation programmes to inspire cultural change.
Gyani Maiya was one of two fluent speakers of Kusunda. With her passing, the language has suffered an irreparable loss.
In the sprawling markets of Côte d'Ivoire, red palm oil is sold in open-air stands in recycled plastic bottles by women. The original red palm tree originates in West Africa.
Hondurans live in a narco-state whose leadership is supported by the United States and which suffers from widespread corruption, gender violence, gang control, land-grabs, and the effects of climate change.
In the last few years, Nigerian women have become ferociously vocal against sexual assault of female students. This is growing into a movement with extraordinary on- and offline impact.
"Ganja has been a source of inspiration, meditation and medication on my journey as a mixed-race, working-class Caribbean woman trying to make a way in this capitalist world."
In October 2019 in Brooklyn, New York, two women artists from Iran and Pakistan exhibited new bodies of work in which they portrayed the interplay between Western and Eastern cultures
The year 2019 saw major movements to advance the rights of girls and women in Nigeria. Will 2020 continue this momentum?
A popular hashtag on the Brazilian internet gathers stories of sexual orientation discrimination, body shaming, and sexual and physical assault in the consultation room.
"Justice seems as far away as the horizon, or like searching for a needle in the bottom of the sea. We have not yet seen the light of justice."