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· March, 2015

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2015

8 March 2015

Is Afghanistan Getting Closer to a Reckoning with Gender Violence and Discrimination?

"Women's rights in Afghanistan can only go so far, until men stand for it too."

Denying Japan’s Responsibility for WWII Sex Slaves Only Makes Japan Look Worse

"The more you argue 'No problem, because they were prostitutes. And it was private contractors who brought them, not the Japanese army,' the worse you look."

7 March 2015

China Harasses Women Activists on the Eve of International Women's Day

Women protesting sexual harassment on public transport ahead of International Women's Day fell victim to a different type of harassment: police harassment.

3 March 2015

A Move to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Japan Reveals Hidden Prejudices

If the statute is passed it will be the first time same-sex unions will be recognized by Japanese law.

Thirty-Two Photos of the New Afghanistan

The Bridge

Indian photo-journalist Aaquib Khan flew to the rapidly changing Afghan capital of Kabul in 2014. He shared his insights into the city with Global Voices.

Children Having Children: No School for Young Brides in Nepal

Last year, 4,000 Nepalese brides were younger than 15-years-old. In parts of the country's southern lowlands, over half of marriages involve girls younger than 12.

2 March 2015

Spanish Football Fans Sing Chants that Justify Violence Against Women

"Go Rubén Castro! It wasn't your fault. She was a whore. You did good!"

1 March 2015

In Latin America, Gender-Based Violence Against Men Is Little Talked About

Social perceptions of gender differences and inequalities often result in gender-based violence. Most figures deal with violence against women, but what does violence look like when the victims are men?

These Photos of Filipino Children Working in Mines and on Sugar Plantations Will Make You Cry

"It has been four years since I stopped schooling. I only reached the sixth grade level and then had to stop so I could work."