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Kiddle search engine removes block on ‘gay,’ ‘puberty’ after criticism
on 3rd March, by Nelly

Kiddle, a website billed as a “visual search engine for kids,” was criticized on Twitter this…

Egypt’s first convicted FGM doctor Fadl loses licence
on 26th February, by Nelly

A court in Egypt has finally revoked the licence of a doctor found guilty last year…

Young Somali activist sentenced to death for being a lesbian
on 4th February, by Nelly

How a young Somali activist for women’s rights fled her homeland after she was outed as…

Activists are sending abortion pills to women with Zika
on 2nd February, by Nelly

Yesterday, the WHO declared Zika a global emergency—but, despite the fact that it’s linked to serious…

When A Country Without Abortion Tells Women To Not Get Pregnant
on 29th January, by Nelly

In response to Zika virus, officials are promoting a two-year ban on pregnancy in El Salvador—where…

Unveiling a safe haven for LGBTQ youth
on 15th January, by Nelly

Toronto researcher Alex Abramovich was interviewing a homeless transgender teen about her experiences when the penny…

Journalist Ruqia Hassan murdered by Isis after writing on life in Raqqa
on 8th January, by Nelly

Islamic State militants murdered a journalist who wrote about daily life in occupied Raqqa, having accused…

Gambia parliament passes bill which bans female genital mutilation
on 8th January, by Nelly

Gambia’s parliament has passed a bill which bans female genital mutilation (FGM). The development follows pronouncements…

El Salvador: ‘I had a miscarriage. The judge accused me of murder’ – video
on 17th December, by Nelly

For Salvadoran women who suffer a miscarriage, the physical and emotional trauma of losing a child…

Sierra Leone legalizes abortion
on 16th December, by Nelly

Photo credit: Ipas Women with unwanted pregnancies in Sierra Leone will no longer have to undergo…

Marcha das Mulheres Negras: The Radical and Feminist Act of Reclaiming Space and Re-writing the Narrative
on 2nd December, by Nelly

Brasilia isn’t like any city I’ve ever been to. Its streets spread out in a clinical…

After The Sexual Harassment Of A 12-Year-Old Girl, Women Speak Out With #PrimeiroAssedio
on 13th November, by Nelly

Valentina Shulz is one of the many young chefs hoping to show off her culinary chops…

Kahnawake students walk out to protest Montreal sewage dump
on 12th November, by Nelly

The students of the Kahnawake Survival School walked out of class to protest the City of…

How A Brazilian Graffiti Artist Is Empowering Women Around The World
on 12th November, by Nelly

Panmela Castro is speaking out through her art to combat Brazil’s high rates of violence against…

Afghanistan’s first female conductor
on 12th November, by Nelly

For many years, the Taliban banned music and the education of girls in Afghanistan – and…

Yara and Sanaa are out, now release the rest!
on 30th September, by Nelly

23 September 2015 will be a day to remember for activists in Egypt and across the…

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