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Bangladesh gets its first lesbian cartoon character
on 11th September, by Nelly

Since February this year, four Bangladeshi liberal bloggers have been brutally murdered, stoking fears that space…

The girls aiming to change Africa: young activists speak out
on 2nd September, by Nelly

Five activists from countries across Africa talk about the issues that affect their lives, from disability…

Sudan: Young Woman Risks 20 Lashes for ‘Indecent Dressing’ + Fine – UN Experts Urge Sudan to Overturn “Outrageous Conviction”
on 28th August, by Nelly

Arrested Sudan Student-Ferdoos Eltoum, Age 19 – Photo: Morning Star News GENEVA (28 August 2015) –…

Struggles for Democracy in Bahrain – Challenging patriarchy in and outside our movements
on 26th August, by Nelly

A powerful youth is leading a human rights struggle in Bahrain, which receives very little media…

Young Indian rapper Sofia Ashraf sings about worker rights & Unilever’s failure to take responsibility for mercury poisoning
on 1st August, by Nelly

Young indian rapper Sofia Ashraf made this video and song, set to the tune of Nicki…

African Women’s Day from a young African feminist perspective
on 30th July, by Nelly

African Women’s Day is celebrated annually on July 31. The day marks the first Pan-African Women’s…

14-year-old girl who became pregnant after being raped denied an abortion by Indian High Court
on 24th July, by Nelly

A 14-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was raped has been denied an abortion by…

Portugal tightens abortion laws, forcing women to pay to end pregnancies
on 24th July, by Nelly

Women will also be required to have counselling before a termination, in a move pro-choice campaigners…

Meet one of the young women activists who died in Suruc, Turkey
on 23rd July, by Nelly

Before she was killed by a suicide bomber, before her Instagram photos were shared and liked…

Myanmar youth strike a pose against hate in selfie campaign
on 17th July, by Nelly

At first glance there is nothing unusual about the group of grinning teenagers jostling for space…

Egypt: Country of remarkable, yet jailed, women
on 16th July, by Nelly

“No country in the world is safe for women human rights defenders, yet Egypt is particularly…

16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign
on 8th July, by Nelly

“From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!” The…

Zero Trollerance
on 17th June, by Nelly

Many women and trans* folks who use the online social network Twitter and those who publicly…

Street harassment awareness in the streets of Chattagong
on 11th June, by Nelly

Last February, on the last day of International Anti Street Harassment Week, members of the Speak…

Fighting violence against women one Urgent Action at a time
on 10th June, by Nelly

Every time I hit ‘send’ on an email to thousands of people, asking them to support…

Now there is a way to build your own domestic violence case without a lawyer
on 8th June, by Nelly

Globally, 35% of women suffer domestic violence, making it arguably the most prevalent form of violence…

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