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10 October 2014

Stories from 10 October 2014

Blog Action Day This October 16: If I Say #Inequality, You Say…?

Tell the world what inequality means to you. Tell your story, share your view, debate and argue. Do it this Thursday, October 16 on Blog Action Day.

Remembering Mahsa Shekarloo, Iran's Internet Pioneer and Women’s Rights Activist

The Bridge

Mahsa Shekarloo, Iranian women’s rights activist and founder of the online feminist journal Bad Jens, died Friday September 5, 2014, surrounded by family. We celebrate her life in this post.

If Activists Were Prime Ministers, the Hunger Strike Over the Highway in Trinidad Would Be Over

A satirical video dealing with the Highway Re-Route Movement's protest over the construction of part of a bypass, calls out the government's "commitment to truth vs. spin”.

Bahamas Constitutional Reform To Address Citizenship, Gender Equality

The Bridge

Among the areas to be addressed is the right of certain Bahamians to pass citizenship on to their children.

Russian Lawmakers Will Debate Legislation Against Back Tattoos for Women

RuNet Echo

Male chauvinism and homophobia are nothing unique to Russia, but it’s hard to ignore how the Duma’s new effort to protect women from tattoos dovetails with current reactionary trends.

Mexicans Demand Safe Return of Students “Taken Alive”

Protests against the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students sweep Mexico City and elsewhere, following the discovery of mass graves.

A Student Movement Against a Mishandled Sexual Abuse Investigation Rocks West Bengal

Students, as well as members of the general public, have mounted a sudden and effective campaign to express their outrage with the way authorities have handled a recent molestation case.

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