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'Good girls don’t protest': report exposes attacks on Sudan's female activists

On her way to a meeting with a UN official to discuss sexual violence in Sudan, Nagwa was detained by plain-clothed policemen who blindfolded her and held her in a cell for eight hours.<p>Nagwa, a women’s rights activist, thinks she was silenced because the authorities feared she would blow the …

Feminism

School-related gender-based violence is a major barrier to education equality

New report by EFA Global Monitoring Report looks closely at this largely unreported issueEducation is critical in empowering and transforming the …

From illiterate child bride to famous Nigerian novelist | Nigeria

<b>Kano, Nigeria</b> - She was taken out of primary school at the age of 12 to marry a man in his 40s whom she had never met before. At first, Balaraba Ramat Yakubu enjoyed the presents she received at the wedding and the golden ornaments decorating her new home, but she had no idea what marriage was …

Eddie Redmayne on Becoming The Danish Girl: 'I Didn't Realize that Gender and Sexuality Weren't Related'

For Eddie Redmayne, portraying a woman in <i>The Danish Girl</i> meant transforming more than just his outward appearance.<p>“I fell into all the clich s of …

CNN: Singapore's same sex couples fight for equal rights

Civil Rights

Hillary Clinton walks fine line on gender, toughness issues

Hillary Rodham Clinton learned during her first presidential run that, at least until we elect the first female president, there is no getting around …

Analysis: Obama Building a Legacy on Gender Equality Issues

Gender equality is one of those issues that President Barack Obama takes very personally.<p>“We’re going to keep pushing until every until every single girl has the rights and the opportunities and the freedom to go as far as her dreams will take her,” Obama said after mentioning his own daughters at …

Vietnamese woman escapes death penalty by getting pregnant

Four guards suspended after male inmate leaves plastic bag of semen and syringe for Nguyen Thi Hue, who was sentenced to death in Vietnam's biggest ever narcotics trial<p>A Vietnamese woman has escaped execution after paying a fellow inmate to bring her a plastic bag of semen and a syringe so that she …

The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.<p>Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. When school shut down for a break, Mahnoush left and never …

How growing inequality and widening income gaps will lead to social unrest and chaos

(Bugout.news) You’ve heard a great deal these days about “income inequality” from politicians who are promising to reverse the trend of the “rich …