New Internationalist

Women

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Change-makers: women of the African diaspora

A long tradition of positive social action sets international standards, writes Minna Salami.

Filed in: Africa Social Change Women

Every newborn deserves the royal treatment

After the highly anticipated arrival of the heir to the throne, new parent Nick Harvey highlights the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth in Africa.

Filed in: Africa Children Health United Kingdom Women

Feminism belongs in schools

A new campaign is supporting teenagers in the fight against sexism.

Filed in: Education England Women

Protecting girls ahead of the FGM ‘cutting season’

As school holidays approach, a group of Oxfordshire residents are working to raise awareness of the threat of female genital mutilation.

Filed in: Children Society United Kingdom Women

Philippine ‘comfort women’ still waiting for justice

Osaka mayor’s words anger women raped by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, as Iris Gonzales explains.

Filed in: Conflict Japan Philippines Women

The hypocrisy of sexism in India

As a young student is injured for wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes, Mari Marcel Thekeakara says that women will fight on against violence.

Filed in: India Society Women

Tackling obstetric fistula in Sierra Leone

Regina Bash-Taqi from Health Poverty Action reports on positive steps to tackle the devastating childbirth injury.

Filed in: Health Sierra Leone Women

Leave mums alone

As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.

Filed in: Children India Society Women

Cameroon's women call time on breast ironing

Amy Hall reports on a little-known tradition with devastating impacts on girls in African communities.

Filed in: Cameroon England Women

When you educate girls, extraordinary things happen

And new film Girl Rising will show you how, as Moira Moderelli explains.

Filed in: Education Film Women

Philippines: right to family planning compromised

Following pressure from the Catholic Church, the Reproductive Health Law has been put on hold. This is a risky move, writes Iris Gonzales.

Filed in: Health Human Rights Law Philippines Women

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