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· February, 2020

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2020

25 February 2020

“Parental pin”: the Spanish far-right's fight to control public education

The Spanish political party Vox is demanding the right to prevent their children from being educated about feminism, equality or sexual diversity.

21 February 2020

Despite calls to move, a women-led protest in India challenges the Citizenship Amendment Act

"If we can sacrifice so much for this protest, can’t people tolerate a slight inconvenience?"

19 February 2020

Indonesian superhero cartoon fights for the environment and the Balinese language

Rising Voices

"The inspiration for the creation of the superhero character of Luh Ayu Manik Mas is the strong, tough and resilient Balinese women who themselves are like superheroes."

16 February 2020

The feminist translators and interpreters revolutionizing the profession in Argentina

The Bridge

"Feminism is always growing and diversifying, and feminists must come together and create areas of common interest and practice unique forms of activism that move away from hegemonic feminism"

Hong Kong's labor laws aid and abet the abuse of foreign domestic workers

Hong Kong immigration rules such as the one that requires foreign domestic workers to live with their employers are putting women's safety at risk, activists say.

9 February 2020

No justice in Nepal as politician accused of murder gets elected speaker of parliament

A man accused of murder, Agni Sapkota, replaces a rape-accused as house speaker in Nepal, exacerbating the already dire prospects for justice by fostering a culture of impunity.

8 February 2020

‘L Japan’: Kobe couple vlogs about lesbian life

Get an introduction to Japanese lesbian slang and more on this YouTube channel by Kobe residents Miho and Clare.

6 February 2020

Bengali, Pakistani, and Amazon indigenous women perform ‘The rapist is you’ song

The flashmob by Chilean collective Las Tesis is still making waves around the world.

4 February 2020

Nationalist, socialist, and now feminist: The many facets of Czech author Božena Němcová

February 4 marks the 200th anniversary of her birth. Over the past two centuries, Němcová has been remembered for different aspects of her life and work, usually picked to fit...

3 February 2020

Newly elected Mozambican MP who lacks upper limbs plans to focus on education

"I believe that by being here in the great chamber I will encourage and inspire many people by the things I will do during my mandate."