Scandinavia’s #MeToo Problem

Dec 10, 2019

The hype around equality in Scandinavia could lead many to believe that parity between men and women has been achieved. The region tops international statistics for equality, well-being and happiness, but in the last few years Scandinavia has also witnessed the biggest #MeToo scandals in its...

In Britain’s Election, the Future of Human Rights Is at Stake
Dec 09, 2019

In Britain’s Election, the Future of Human Rights Is at Stake

Can a Brutal Murder Shake India into Facing Its Rape Culture?
Dec 06, 2019

Can a Brutal Murder Shake India into Facing Its Rape Culture?

Why Is the JNU Fee Hike Causing Such an Uproar?
Dec 03, 2019

Why Is the JNU Fee Hike Causing Such an Uproar?

For Nigeria’s Women, the Threat of Sexual Violence Is Never Far Away

For Nigeria's Women, the Threat of Sexual Violence Is Never Far Away

Nov 29, 2019

Few things unite Nigerians like the numerous stories of sexual abuse, intrenched in tradition and scattered across tribes and cultures, and perpetrated mostly against women. So endemic is this culture of sexual violence against women that it is woven into the very fabric of our existence. It cuts...

Is Russia Ready for Its Own Me Too Movement?

Is Russia Ready for Its Own Me Too Movement?

Nov 27, 2019

The #MeToo movement immensely shifted public discourse in many Western countries, but it experienced slower development in Russia. It was dismissed at the highest levels of government as well as in provincial regions across the federation. Many of the tenets of the feminist movement were...

Feminism in India Can’t Survive Without Empowering the Lower Castes

Feminism in India Can’t Survive Without Empowering the Lower Castes

Nov 22, 2019

With a society that is entrenched in stuffy, patriarchal traditions well into the 21st century, India has always relied on women abetting their own empowerment. The feminist movement in India has for a long time has been responsible for raising awareness about the real, grass-roots issues facing...

The Me Too Movement: God Created Us All Equal

The Me Too Movement: God Created Us All Equal

Nov 20, 2019

If most women are being honest, they would admit to having felt the gender gap at some point in their lives. This can play itself out in a number of ways — in their careers, in their community of peers, in the ways women are portrayed across the media, sometimes even in their own family units....

In Egypt, the Me Too Movement Is Falling Short

In Egypt, the Me Too Movement Is Falling Short

Nov 18, 2019

In October 2017, Tarana Burke’s 2006 "me too" movement was revived by a simple tweet from actress Alyssa Milano. A year later, the hashtag had been tweeted over 19 million times by women around the world. There is no question that the #MeToo campaign mobilized and united women across the globe....

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

Nov 13, 2019

The first thing to bear in mind when looking at the recent violent demonstrations that have occurred in Latin American countries like Chile, Ecuador, Haiti and Bolivia is to resist the spell of common myths about the region. Latin America is a vast territory composed of 20 countries, from Mexico...

Why Does Transphobia Still Exist?

Why Does Transphobia Still Exist?

Nov 13, 2019

Nobody is born a bigot. Why does bigotry exist? Because it creates the illusion of order and normality in a chaotic world. Possessing or expressing strong, unreasonable beliefs and disliking others who have different, often contrasting, beliefs or puzzling ways of life explains disquieting...

Chile Protests and the Rise of Political Risk in Latin America

Chile Protests and the Rise of Political Risk in Latin America

Just as it seemed that the leftist “pink tide” had finally receded across Latin America, a wave of social movements are shaking market-friendly governments in the region. While certainly a reflection of the polarized political climate on a global scale, the recent convulsions across the...

A Beacon of Light for India’s Survivors of Domestic Violence

A Beacon of Light for India's Survivors of Domestic Violence

Nov 08, 2019

In 2016, India’s National Crime Records Bureau reported 338,954 incidents of violence against women, including 38,947 rapes, up from 309,546 in 2013. Forty percent of the victims were children. In the same year, only one-third of child sexual abuse cases brought to trial had resulted in...

Incels: The New Politics of Indifference

Incels: The New Politics of Indifference

Nov 07, 2019

It is easy to see incels — short for "involuntarily celibate" — as just another example of misogyny. This is so, but it is also true that the incel phenomenon departs from how today's masculinity works. Incels are part of a growing trend of radical-right movements that are anguished by the...

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