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How a Female Scientist Became a Symbol of Resistance to Sexism in Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:39:07 +0000

"Take that patriarchs! A woman scientist is saving lives while you make judgements on how to correctly collect dirty socks!"

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In a Video Testimony, Mothers Expose Horrible Situation Inside a Venezuelan Children's Hospital

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:35:44 +0000

For many of the families affected, the true epidemic is the mismanagement of the government.

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Why Tajik Brides Live in Fear of Their In-Laws, Even Before They Get Married

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:03:09 +0000

Some 300 brides from the country's Khatlon region complained of abuse from their mothers-in-law in the first nine months of 2017.

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Local Australian Council Votes to Demolish Lawn Bowls Club Despite Viral Video Campaign

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 03:04:32 +0000

The viral social media campaign "All the Bowling Ladies" was not enough to save the Melbourne lawn bowls club from a hostile local council vote.

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The Families of Trafficked Boys From India's Arwal Say Police Don't Care

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:28:03 +0000

"There were eight of us...They would beat us if we didn’t chop wood and not give us food...They killed four boys. And threw them in the river nearby."

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The Battle Over Education in Afghanistan Is Decades Old and Still Only Heating Up

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:57:43 +0000

"Education is the antidote to the Taliban: education is tantamount to freeing the minds from the cages of extremism and bigotry."

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Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore? Activists Bristle After Police Detain Performance Artist

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:53:03 +0000

Under Singapore’s strict Public Order Act, a single person can be held liable for participating in an illegal assembly.

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Sexual Harassment in Greece Is Basically a Woman's Problem

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:33:47 +0000

...when asked about verbal sexual abuse, one woman in Athens commented that “it happens so often that [she] doesn’t even remember any distinctive incident”.

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Tens of Thousands in the Philippines Rally Against President Duterte's Deadly ‘Triple Wars’

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:22:39 +0000

Despite efforts of the Philippine government to sabotage the event, organizers estimated around 30,000 people braved the rains to join the rally against human rights abuses.

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Ik ‘ta K'op Collective Supports the Technological Sovereignty of the Indigenous People in Mexico's Chiapas State

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:43:05 +0000

The project "aims to support the indigenous peoples in remote parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas to have access to [...] technologies to meet their communication and participation needs."

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Purple March Unites a Thousand Malaysian Women Against ‘Toxic Politics’

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:37:51 +0000

"It was quite a sight to behold. 1,000 people does not sound like a lot, but in Malaysia...protesting is not looked upon kindly..."

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Teen Killings Show How Vulnerable Communities Suffer the Brunt of the Philippine Government's ‘War on Drugs’

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:29:16 +0000

"This could happen to anyone as Duterte continually encourages the police to kill without due process, plant evidence, and cover up in the course of his bloody 'war on drugs'."

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The Indigenous Tharu People of Nepal Risk Losing Their Once-Mandatory Art of Tattooing

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:04:04 +0000

We don't take anything with us when we die, but I will take these tattoos. It is a gift of this life and this nature to take to my afterlife.

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#TheOccupation of Wikipolitics: A Collective Commitment to Democratic Reinvention in Mexico

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:26:54 +0000

"We're convinced that this new way of doing politics, fair, in solidarity, respectful, generous and joyful, has to get to every corner of this country".

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#PotongSteam: Malaysian Gamers Blast Blocking of Website Over ‘Fight of Gods’ Video Game

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:53:59 +0000

"First they come for (political posts), but I am not political. Then they come for the gamers..."

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