Politics

Google search data reveals American's concerns about abortion

Positive pregnancy test
Residents of states with limited access to contraceptives and high rates of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to turn to the internet for information about abortion

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

Decriminalization of abortion in Colombia did not succeed

Woman holding a pregnancy test.
Colombian people were asking to decriminalize abortion during the first weeks of pregnancy but the Constitutional Court didn't approve it.

African HIV positive women are being forced into sterilization

African woman
They have been submitted to this practice without consent or after being pressured by health experts.

Transphobia: the main reason of the lack of opportunities against the trans community

Person from the LGBT + community at a carnival
The big amount of stigmas against the trans community has been used to justify the violence against them but also has closed the access to basic human rights.

#MeToo: Harvey Weinstein guilty of criminal sexual act

 Harvey Weinstein
Who was one of the most successful producers in Hollywood, yesterday was found guilty

Indian women are welcome to equal roles in the army

Row of female soldiers.
On Monday, Feb 17, the top court ruled that all women could serve as army commanders.
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