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· June, 2015

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2015

10 June 2015

Using a Needle and Thread, Women Sew the Darker Side of Dam Construction in Brazil

The Movement of People Affected by Dams in Brazil has adopted a needlework technique used during Chile's dictatorship to deal with the abuses women experience around dam construction.

9 June 2015

Wrongfully Detained at a Psych Ward, Trinidadian Cheryl Miller Gets Justice

"One of the greatest acts of bullying executed by members of the public service with the oversight of the line Minister."

5 June 2015

What Does Turkey's General Election Promise for Women?

The Bridge

'We must begin the process of overturning the status quo and demand more of all the parties that make it into the next parliament.'

What Drives a Single Mother in China to Starve Her Daughter to Death?

Xiang Heping wept in an interview that she tied up her 9-year-old daughter and deprived her of food and water for six days as punishment for doing poorly in school.

3 June 2015

Iran Sentences Atena Faraghdani to 12.5 Years for Cartoons

Advox

A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced artist and civil rights activist Atena Faraghdani to 12.5 years in prison for publishing on Facebook cartoons and criticisms of the government.

1 June 2015

Ugandan TV Personality Sacked After Her Nude Photos Appear Online

Jealous ex-lovers, young stars hungry for fame and a host of other profiteers have contributed to a culture of nude video and image leaking in Uganda.