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· November, 2021

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2021

Invisible scars result from patriarchal tolerance of gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Due to the deep-rooted patriarchal structure of society in Bosnia and Herzegovina, domestic violence is often perceived as a corrective measure of the strong over the weak family members.

A memoir of escaping Turkmenistan in search of education

Turkmen girls who overcome family pressure to prioritize family over education have to face pressure from the state if they want to study abroad.

#WhereIsPengshuai? Feminist activists and sports fans campaign for the missing tennis star

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, 35, has not been seen or heard from since accusing former Chinese Communist top leader Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault through Weibo on November 2.

An all-women coral conservation team is helping to revive Indonesia's world-famous Gili reefs

"I believe that empowering women and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development."

Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley's defence of Small Island Developing States at COP26 makes her a regional rock star

"How does Barbados feel about [Prime Minister] Mia Mottley? Because the rest of the Caribbean feels as though y’all won the lottery in the PM dept."

Why can't Japan's opposition parties win?

Despite an all-out effort to coordinate campaign activities, opposition parties once again failed to gain traction with voters.

The Zhang Gaoli sexual assault scandal: Political power struggle or #Metoo?

"It reveals the real life of Chinese top leaders and lets people have a glimpse of their hypocrisy, corrupted lifestyles, excessive power abuse and fear underneath their moralistic masks."

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