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8 March 2016

Stories from 8 March 2016

What More Do Latin American Women Want? Equality, Safety and Respect for Starters

"...we want to be able to travel alone without being killed, we want to be able to walk freely in the streets without fear..."

The Flourishing Relationship Between Women and the Book Industry of Jamaica

When it comes to Jamaica's publishing industry, women not only enjoy gender parity -- they are leading the way in all things book-related.

Japan Observes International Women's Day With Mimosa Flowers and Grim Statistics

International Women's Day comes less than a week after a Japanese government survey showed that 30% of working women report being sexually harassed in Japan.

A Mexican Public Servant Is Using Periscope to Expose Lawbreakers, but Not Everyone Approves

Global Voices Advocacy

"I’m in favor! The root of our problem is that corruption and illegality are socially accepted. Periscope encourages a change in mindset."

South Sudan’s ‘Divide and Conquer’ Political Approach Heightens Tribal Tensions

South Sudanese president is accused creating new 28 states along ethnic lines, a move considered to be a recipe for internal conflict.

Turkey, March 8 and the Everyday Struggle Against Gender Stereotyping

"#YouAreMuchMoreBeautifulThisWay, so what is it, if we do not pop out of our mothers' wombs as models, all the talking orangutans will criticise us?"

Six Tajik Mothers Who Rule the Roost on Facebook

Tajikistan celebrates Mother's Day, a rebranded version of International Women's Day, on March 8.

Afghanistan's Path to Women's Rights Is Paved With Risk, but Built on Hope

From cycling teams to volunteers treating drug addicted men, Afghan women are carving out roles in a country wracked by violence and insecurity.

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