Politics

All about the first black female vice-president candidate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
The election of the Democrat as vice presidential candidate in the presidential race of Joseph R. Biden is quite an event

Girls would be forced to marry against their will in Somalia

Girls in Africa
Somalia promotes child marriage in a new law that must be approved by the parliament.

'Our Streets Now', safe women in public spaces

Woman in a subway station
Comics shows the stark reality of public sexual harassment of young women who have decided to tell their unknown stories for the 'Our Streets Now' campaign.

One in three children in the world is contaminated with lead

Children in Bangladesh
Lead is affecting children massively according to a recent report by UNICEF and Pure Earth

In Peru more than 2,400 women have disappeared in 2020

People walking through the streets of Lima, Peru
Disappearances and deaths during 2020 and an increase in violence against women during confinement mark the Peruvian reality

Eufrosina Cruz: The Indigenous Activist that Fights for Mexican Women Rights

Euphrosine Cruz Mendoza
The indigenous activist who fights against machismo improved the lives of the women in her village and achieved a reform in her country's Constitution.

Five inspiring women that fight human trafficking

Mabel Lozano, Norma Bastidas and Racha Haffar
Human trafficking is a serious crime. Every year thousands of women, men and children fall into the hands of traffickers who end their lives

Sudan forbade female genital mutilation

Smiling woman sitting at a desk
The elimination of Female Genital Mutilation and other practices, try to claim the rights of women in Sudan Africa.

The first moon landing was possible thanks to a woman

Dilhan Eryurt and Google Doodle.
Google Doodle made a recent tribute, with a colorful illustration, to a woman that made possible the first moon landing

Sweden and Central African Republic, the best and worst countries for women

Woman walking down a street in Sweden
Why do these two countries have been classified as the best and worst for women?

Tradition of female genital mutilation must end according to UN

African woman carrying a child
A total of 200 million women and girls have been affected by female genital mutilation and 4.1 million are at risk by 2020

UN Women and Norway launch protection plan for female leaders in Colombia

Image of the 'Prodefensoras' program
Prodefensoras Colombia is a prevention and protection project that supports women leaders whose mission is to defend human rights and promotes peace across the country

Anne Hidalgo, the first immigrant mayor of Paris

Anne Hidalgo
For the second time, the socialist Anne Hidalgo of Spanish origin and French nationality prevailed again as mayor of Paris

Women's crusade against COVID19 in India

Woman smiling on a street in India.
More than a million women in rural India work voluntarily to curb the expansion of COVID 19

COVID-19 increases domestic violence in Venezuela

Woman touching her eyes
Domestic violence figures on women and children in Venezuelan territory increased during confinement for COVID 19

Who are the female world leaders who have managed to control COVID19?

Jacinda Ardern, Tsai Ing-wen, Sanna Marin
Six months of global crisis have allowed evaluating which leaders have been effective in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Depression and anxiety rise among new moms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Person leaning on wall
Maternal mental health linked to increased risks for both moms and babies, but physical exercise may help

Female researchers majorly under-represented in COVID-19 research

Scientist testing with virus through test tubes.
Gendered understandings of COVID-19 risk being missed as women are majorly under-represented in research authorship

Coronavirus has domestic violence reports on the rise

Photograph of a woman.
This particular problem has been increased due to the quarantine

Domestic violence is widely accepted in most developing countries

Woman holding her face in dark room.
According to a study, societal acceptance of domestic violence against women is widespread in developing countries, with 36 per cent of people believing it is justified in certain situations

Women 10% more likely than men to report feeling unsafe on urban public transport

Group of people sitting inside the public transport.
Women are ten per cent more likely than men to feel unsafe on metro trains (trains that go underground) and six per cent more likely than men to feel unsafe on buses

Does quarantine reinforce gender roles?

Woman in the kitchen.
The total quarantine decreed in Colombia may reinforce the traditional gender roles and overload women with household and caring unpaid work.

Mexico: March 9, no women in the streets

Illustration raised hands making sign of clenched fists.
After the massive marches on March 8, Mexican women continued to leave a message with the #ElNueveNingunaSeMueve campaign.

Quiz: International Women's Day

Face of a woman.
Commemorate this important date by answering 8 questions about International Women's Day
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