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When Indigenous Girls are Raped and Assaulted in Bangladesh, a Queen Rises Up in Solidarity

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:17:38 +0000

From 2013 to 2017, violence was committed against 364 indigenous women and girls. In January 2018, 10 women and girls were raped and three of them were killed after rape.

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What Japan's 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Mascots Say About Attitudes Toward Disability

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 00:54:52 +0000

On a careful reading of its character description you will notice that unlike its Olympic counterpart, the Paralympic mascot is not explicitly described as “athletic”.

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Women Reporters Accuse a Prominent Russian Lawmaker of Sexual Harassment, but His Colleagues Stand by Him

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:52:11 +0000

At least three Russian women reporters have accused Leonid Slutsky, a populist parliament member, of sexual harassment. Most of his politician colleagues, even women, are rallying behind him.

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How a Viral Eye Roll Broke the Silence on China's Heavily Censored Web

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:20:05 +0000

"The rolling eyes are like a bolt of lightening that destroys tens of thousands expressions of praise and outshines speeches made by hundreds of thousands of brain-dead people."

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Why Did Women Journalists Strike in Spain?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:08:09 +0000

" only took a few women initiating the movement for all of us to dive in headfirst, because the inequalities we face are the same."

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Iranian Detainees Face Privacy Violations, Public Smear Campaigns

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:59:33 +0000

Two cases in Iran highlight new signs of violations of due process and in how personal electronic devices are seized and the right to privacy is violated.

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Netizen Report: Internet Censorship Bill Looms Large Over Egypt

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:55:58 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

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Guyanese Literary ‘Giant’ Sir Wilson Harris Leaves Behind a ‘Literacy of the Imagination’

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:40:26 +0000

"The indigenous people of the Caribbean, the landscape [...] and native myth were [...] given new meaning because of him. He changed the way Caribbean literature is written and read."

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City Councillor and Leading Rights Activist Shot Dead in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:23:42 +0000

Marielle Franco was the fifth most voted councilor for Rio's City Chamber. She was murdered after denouncing police violence in favelas. The crime is being investigated as an execution.

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Ugandans Call for the Resignation of Parliamentarian Who Made Pro-Domestic Violence Comments

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:34:34 +0000

“As a man, you need to discipline your wife," said parliamentarian Onesimus Twinamasiko during a TV interview.

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Is Censorship Coming Back to Tunisia? Court Order Bans ‘Blue Whale’ Online Game

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:32:07 +0000

The implications of this decision, if upheld on appeal, would set a new precedent for internet censorship in Tunisia.

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‘Aesthetics Japan’ Tweets the Beauty of Japan, From Neon Lights to Misty Mountaintops

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:37:08 +0000

“It was traditional Edo architecture and nature that attracted me to it. Then as I grew older, the neon lights of Tokyo made me love it all over again.”

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From Graffiti to Politics, Anti-Semitic and Neo-Nazi Speech Is Becoming More Visible in Eastern Europe

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:00:57 +0000

Activists in the region have been sounding the alarm about increasingly emboldened hate speech against Jewish people and apology for perpetrators of the Holocaust.

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Millions of People Take to the Streets in the Largest Show of Support for the Feminist Struggle in Spain's History

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:53:29 +0000

Almost six million people joined the international strike on March 8, and hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand firm measures against gender discrimination and sexist violence.

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What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:06:01 +0000

During the week of March 5-11, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 208 countries. Number 159 on the list? Guyana. And number 15? Kazakhstan.

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