Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2020
With domestic violence rates in Belarus among the highest in Europe and few legal protections, some women are turning to self-defence classes.
“The State doesn’t take care of me, my female friends do."
In Uganda, sudden COVID-19 restrictions have led to increased violence against women in the informal sector, who continue to work as vendors to feed their families.
The staggering levels of violence against women are front and center in Mexico's feminist movements.
Brazil has never had that many laws tackling violence against women. Yet it ranks fifth in femicides worldwide.
"We are tired of the abuse, of the constant violence. Everything we do is questioned, we encountered obstacles over and over again just to live a normal life. It is over, we are no longer afraid."
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Onika Henry, a licensed and trained sex educator, counselor and expressive arts teacher, combines her teachings to explore female sexuality and sensuality through Carnival.
On International Women's Day, thousands of women, transgender people, children and men participated in the annual Aurat March in different Pakistani cities to highlight the plight of women.
‘For this new generation of women, the public body is political,’ says founder of Chilean feminist political party
Pía Barros is a co-founder of the Feminist Alternative Party, one of the new platforms that emerged in Chile in the wake of the 2019-2020 protests.
On March 6, the Indian government banned two Malayalam news channels for 48 hours for their coverage of the violence in North East Delhi; the decision was reversed the following day.
In 2020, Argentine feminists rekindle the fight for legal abortion with renewed strength and hope.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador keeps sending messages that show an astounding lack of support for the victims of femicide.
A recent ugly spat on a NEO TV Channel talk show exposes the prevailing misbehaviour, sexism, misogyny and abusive language targeting women panellists and anchors in Pakistan media.
Around Latin America, more than a million women marched against gender violence.
A Russian Orthodox priest who stated that women have "weaker minds" has been crowned Sexist of the Year for 2019 — an annual online anti-prize organised by feminist activists.
Authorities first dismissed the disappearance alleging she had left her husband for another man.
"Although Macedonian women gained the vote in 1946, the progress of the women’s movement here reminds me of the national folk dance – three steps forward, two steps back."
"The central point is that violence against women and violence against children are deeply connected, that children are deliberately made victims and witnesses to violence against women."
Finding a stable job is a hard enough task for all Georgians — but as Nata and Gabriela's stories show, it's nearly impossible for transgender people.
"Punishing women for their choice of clothing is part of the root cause of violence, rather than its cure, and must be rejected.”