gender

  • The miscarriage of justice in El Salvador’s abortion law

    El Salvador, along with Chile, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Suriname, Andorra and Malta are the only countries in the world that maintain an absolute ban on abortion. In fact, El Salvador has the world’s most severe ban on abortion. Violence and insecurity for women in El Salvador El Salvador, the...
  • Is Brazil missing the conversation about child marriage?

    A World Bank recent study pointing to the costs of child marriage has brought again to the media the enormous costs this social phenomenon has for the welfare system worldwide. Despite being part of the Sustainable Development Goals, ending child marriage is still a far target to be achieved...
  • African, migrant and LGBTQ: what’s it like to be Limit(less)?

    Mikael Owunna is a Swedish-Nigerian photographer undertaking a daring project to increase the visibility of LGBTQ African migrants in Europe and North-America. We talked to him about his project Limit(less), why it is important and the obstacles facing those who must struggle with being both LGBTQ and African immigrants...
  • The thin line between fanaticism and sin

    In the early hours of the morning of 21 February 2017 in El Cortezal, a small quiet town in the Northeast of Nicaragua, Vilma Tujillo, a 25-year old mother of two was burned by members of an evangelical church of which she was a member. El Cortezal is a no-man’s...
  • Why men?

    “I have had to interrogate masculinity, which I think doesn’t happen enough. The toxic privileges that come with being a man don’t define me, but I have to be accountable for how it shows up in my life every day.” -Tiq Milan March 1st marks the 10th annual White...
  • A tough choice

    The dilemma of balancing family and career is still faced by many women, particularly by those who are mothers. The social norms related to the traditional gender division of labour say women are responsible for housework and childbearing while their male partners shall provide maintenance to the household through...
  • Why you should buy your boy a doll

      In our world, blue is for boys and pink for girls. Boys are supposed to play rough sports, be competitive, and win. Girls are expected to learn from early ages to care for others, perform household chores, and be pretty. The construction and reinforcement of traditional gender roles...
  • Discrimination in the air

    Last July, American Airlines flight 909 was about the take-off from Miami heading to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a red-eye flight, departs at midnight. Families gather to doze together with oversized stuffed animals. People escape the winter in South America to rejoice with thousands of tourists in Florida....
  • 5 things to know about contraception myths

    26 September was World Contraception Day, which encourages awareness about contraception in a campaign for safe sex and planned parenting. The contraception campaign aims to help women and girls fight for their right to choose if and when they want to have children, helping them to achieve autonomy and...
  • Challenging Inequality: Women’s Education

    “The surest way to keep people down is to educate the men and neglect the women. If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation”. These are the wise words of Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey, an early 20th...
  • Building peace in Colombia, one man at a time

    What is the first memory you have about living in a country at war? Every time I asked this question to my fellow Colombians, there is long pause. Then, memories started to emerge. The magnitude and scope of decades of conflict have affected each of us in different yet...
  • The new normal

    Masculinity is achieved through gender violence. Certain forms of ‘manliness’ are predicated on men’s violent use of power over women and against those men perceived as weak or ‘unmanly’. This assertion of “manhood”…is perceived as normal or natural…The hierarchies that exist between men require violence to be maintained and...
  • What I wish they had told me: reconciling my black identity with my white Western surrounding

    I wish growing up that someone had told me that it is okay that I will never be the norm. That in my half hearted attempts to be part of the norm the inevitable “failure” of looking, acting, thinking and behaving like the norm was not in actual fact...
  • A Letter to Non-fathers on Father’s Day

    Did you know that 80% of the men worldwide will fathered in their life time? Fatherhood is one of the few common denominators that we share as men, regardless of our race, religion, sexual orientation, geographic location or class. Without a doubt, becoming a dad constitutes one of the...
  • More Data for Gender Equality: Who’S Going to Profit?

    “We can’t close the gender gap we all aspire to close, unless we close first the data gap.” With these words Melinda Gates announced at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen that the Gates Foundation is going to invest $80m in gender data “to accelerate progress for women and...
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