Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2015
An Internet survey conducted by international PR and advertising giant Dentsu has found that 1 in 13 Japanese people (7.7%) between the ages of 20 and 59 identify as LGBT.
There are mixed emotions as Japan's extended holiday ends. Some are sad to return to work, while others welcome life's return to normal.
Last week, we reported that a journalist had succeeded in preventing a Chechen teenager from being married against her will. It now appears the marriage will go through, after all.
The women were participating in a second day of protests demanding justice after leaked recordings seemed to show officials tried to cover up a 2011 murder by a police officer.
A Russian cosmetics company is using a scandalous dance in its marketing, and a Russian politician says the ad commits a “depraved act” against minors.
Managing editor Shahla Sherkat says she's hopeful she can convince the court to allow publication to resume. Iran’s Press Oversight Committee suspended Zanan-e Emrooz, reportedly for writing about "white marriages."
Tens of thousands of workers across the region trooped to the streets to demand higher wages, benefits, and other improvements amid rising living costs.
World Press Freedom Day 2015: “Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Media Safety in the Digital Age”
As the planet marks World Press Freedom Day 2015, journalists the world over face more challenges than ever to deliver the truth while keeping themselves safe.
"Maybe she is doing what your dog media was doing during the Gezi protests and licking the government’s ass!"
A chilling case of modern enslavement has shocked Mexico and raised awareness about a problem many don't know still exists.