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· May, 2021

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2021

A proposal by a Brazilian senator resurrects ideas of restrictive abortion law

A poll conducted at the Senate's page shows about 87 percent of Brazilians oppose Girão's bill, with more than 291,000 votes against the proposal versus 42,560 in favor

Burqa ban in Sri Lanka would undermine national security and human rights

Many in Sri Lanka and abroad are condemning the impending ban on wearing burqas and other full-face coverings in public as a breach of human rights.

Forced fertility or infertility? Peruvian women still have no power over their own bodies

A few decades ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly indigenous and poor, rural women were forcibly sterilised. These days, there are other means of reproductive control.

Viral video sparks debate on sexual harassment in Azerbaijan

The video caught ex-MP and university professor Huseynbala Miralamov inappropriately touching a female employee.

Women leaders discuss campaign for digital rights in Thailand

'...the government must learn to use technology as a tool to create more positive connections with the people on the ground, not using technology to oppress people.'

Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike

Demanding a swift trial, Tsvetkova wrote: "Let’s stop waiting for people being persecuted to be heroes. We don’t need heroes. We need to prevent the persecution of the innocent."

#YoTeCreoVZLA: The movement that breaks the long silence on sexual abuse in Venezuela

A new wave of accusations has given rise to Venezuela's #MeToo movement.

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