Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2020
Over 3,000 women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, and South Africa, were interviewed about their "perceptions of digital safety" and online gender-based violence in a new, large-scale study by Pollicy.
Manoeuvring the complexities of being a boy or man in Caribbean societies assumes "there was a DNA of maleness already living in us, sometimes waiting to be activated."
The "Global South" is a loaded, highly political term. "Where is South?" a new, online exhibition featuring work from 90 artists who challenge notions of "south" through artist books, launches October 1.
The public outcry seems to have made an impression on the AKP—a decision on the Convention that was meant to be announced in August has now been postponed.
The protests' organizers also expressed opposition to public hangings, a call that often resurfaces in Pakistan whenever a rape incident gains media attention.
With the hashtag #WarmallanAmaraqMamaqa ["Girls, not mothers"], high school students launch a rap video to demand protection for indigenous and peasant girls.
Each language is morphing in its own way -- and not everyone is happy about it.
"I let the characters lead me and often, I wasn’t too sure where we would find ourselves. It was the only way I could navigate these themes."
At least 15 students were ‘impregnated by instructors’ in Mozambican police academy, internal report says
The document states that the pregnancies resulted from the students' sexual relations with their instructors, without specifying whether these relations were consensual.
In Sudan, social media platforms struggle to enforce guidelines and rules regarding content deemed harmful such as hate speech and disinformation.
Indigenous women in Canada suffer high rates of violence and the legacy of colonialism. Through art, women and artists offer pathways to heal individually and collectively.
The Indian tea industry is facing losses that hamper the already tenuous well-being of labourers, whose stark economic reality has led them getting back to work during the COVID-19 lockdown.
"And women managed to win that right -- be careful not to faint -- under communism."
Brazil registers around six abortions per day among girls aged from 10 to 14 years old who become pregnant after being raped.