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· March, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2014

15 March 2014

“I Am Scared to Live in This Country”: Crowd Attacks Women's Rights Activists in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan's capital, an angry crowd attacked women's rights activists whom they mistook for Christian missionaries.

12 March 2014

State Stops the Opening of Free Clitoral Repair Hospital for FGM Victims in Burkina Faso

For Abortion Rights in Bolivia, A Modest Gain

Bolivia's highest court rejected a constitutional challenge to a restrictive abortion law, while ruling that legal abortions no longer require a judge's consent.

11 March 2014

Captive Saudi Princesses Speak Out on Twitter

It's the stuff of fairytales for princesses to be locked in towers, but in today's Saudi Arabia, four princesses say they have been held against their will for 13 years.

Learning Photography Can Help Human Traficking Victims Tell Their Stories And Build A Career

Bermuda: Discussing International Women's Day

10 March 2014

European Union Publishes Comprehensive Survey of Violence Against Women

Nordic countries are among those with the highest survey rates of violence against women: Denmark (52%), Finland (47%) and Sweden (46%).

Fathers in the Caribbean Have to Fight to See the Birth of Their Kids

The Bridge

Fathers are still routinely denied the right to witness the birth of their children in Trinidad and Tobago and many other Caribbean territories.

8 March 2014

[Video] Can We Also Celebrate Daughters in India?

The Significance Of Celebrating The International Women's Day

When Daughters Don't Count: Social Media Prays Pakistani Cricketer Have a Son

On this year's International Women's Day on March 8, some fans of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has four girls, are praying that he have a son.

Libre Graphics Magazine Dedicates Issue to Gender and Free Culture

Lean In Beijing Encourages Women to Pursue Their Goals

In 2010, urban Chinese women earned 67 percent of what their male peers earned, and rural women earned 56 percent.

Voices Against Women's Day Remain Rare in Tajikistan

7 March 2014

VIDEO: Fashion Resistance to Militarism

16 Women Rocking Chile

Latin American Women Say ‘No’ to Catcalls

Artists and web users share photos and illustrations to criticize catcalling and demand respect for women.

5 March 2014

Tajik Human Rights Activist Named a Woman of Courage

Oinikhol Bobonazarova of Tajikistan wins the International Women of Courage Award.