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5 May 2021

Stories from 5 May 2021

El Salvador's parliament removes checks and balances on President Bukele's powers

But why aren't more Salvadorans protesting what is happening?

Viral video sparks debate on sexual harassment in Azerbaijan

The video caught ex-MP and university professor Huseynbala Miralamov inappropriately touching a female employee.

Women leaders discuss campaign for digital rights in Thailand

'...the government must learn to use technology as a tool to create more positive connections with the people on the ground, not using technology to oppress people.'

Community pantries inspire hope amid pandemic and economic crisis in the Philippines

In a span of less than three weeks, around 800 community pantries have been set up nationwide to help those in need amidst worsening COVID-hit economy, sparking government backlash.

Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike

Demanding a swift trial, Tsvetkova wrote: "Let’s stop waiting for people being persecuted to be heroes. We don’t need heroes. We need to prevent the persecution of the innocent."

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