New Internationalist

Women

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Nigeria's ‘anti-gay bill’ is another backward step

Nigeria’s new legislation is just another way of legitimizing all kinds of sexual prejudice and violence, says Sokari Ekine.

Filed in: Gay Rights Nigeria Women

Papuan women stand up against violence and injustice

Three stories of courageous women fighting cruelty and repression in Papua by Carole Reckinger.

Filed in: Equality Feminism Human Rights Sexual Politics West Papua Women

Shrugging off gang rape

Sokari Ekine on how the videoed rape of a young woman that went viral on YouTube was dismissed by the Nigerian police as ‘boys behaving badly’.

Filed in: Human Rights Sexual Politics Women

The boys in Brazil's favelas who shun violence

Gender activist Gary Barker sees young men who respect woman and are connected fathers.

Filed in: Brazil Women Youth

I put a spell on you...

Zuhra Bahman gives the inside story on how male sorcerers are keeping women down in Afghanistan.

Filed in: Afghanistan Spirituality Women

Indigenous mothers-to-be: not mothers enough?

Pregnant women from indigenous communities face multiple layers of discrimination. As leaders gather in New York to discuss progress on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, Cheryl Gallagher explains why statistics only tell half the story.

Filed in: Children Guatemala Indigenous Peoples Nicaragua Peru Reproductive Rights Women

Girl power?

What is really happening to girls in a post-feminist world

Filed in: Human Rights Sierra Leone Women

To transform pain to power

Dalit women speak out against human rights abuses and discrimination at an international conference in The Hague, Netherlands.

Filed in: Human Rights India Minorities Nepal Netherlands Women

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