Keeping women in their place

As 25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Joni Seager maps the stark reality faced by women in every corner of the world – from Belarus to Brazil.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018

What rape tells us about society

The brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in 2012 shone a blistering light on sexual violence as a staggeringly common occurrence in India. Author Sohaila Abdulali explains how, despite the case’s global coverage, the conversation about rape has only just begun.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Hands off

Hands off

Anti-groping badges are becoming a popular tool in Japanese women’s fight against sexual harassment or chikan.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Photos: Gisella Ligias

Against their will

Lea Surugue and Gisella Ligios report from the Czech Republic where Roma women who were forcibly sterilized are demanding the authorities take responsibility.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

And Finally: Meena Kandasamy

From gender-based violence to the challenges of being an outspoken woman, Indian writer and activist Meena Kandasmy talks with Graeme Green.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Photo: Blanca Tasilla Moqueira/Women, Mining and Photography 2017

Women against mining – and for the good life

Photography is helping Peruvian women document life near Latin America’s largest goldmine.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Photo: booledozer

Whatever the #MeToo backlash, we’ve heard it all before

The whataboutery being directed towards the #MeToo movement is nothing new – feminists have experienced backlashes before, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Illustration: Sarah John

The weighted scales of justice

Being on the wrong side of suspicion can have extreme consequences where formal justice systems are not fully functional, realizes Amy Booth on a visit to a prison.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Men tackle domestic violence

Men tackle domestic violence

Meet the non-profit art group trying to end violence against women in Mozambique. By Rebecca Cooke.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

Mixed Media: Books

1947 by Elisabeth Åsbrink; The Death of Homo Economicus by Peter Fleming; Of Women by Shami Chakrabarti; With Ash on Their Faces by Cathy Otten.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Divided over driving

Divided over driving

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on women drivers, but there not everyone agrees it’s a good thing. By Lydia Noon.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
The lives behind the label

The lives behind the label

Bangladesh is home to almost five million garment workers, making it the second largest manufacturer of garments in the world. Its factory workers make the clothes we wear every day. Meet the humans behind the big clothing brand labels.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Jamila Afghani

Making Waves: Jamila Afghani

A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
On the frontline:  Members of the  All-Polish Women Strike blockade a far-right extremists’ march last August , in Warsaw.Photo: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Polish women counter Nazis on the streets

Women are playing an essential part in fighting for civil rights in Poland, contributing to a shift in the country’s political agenda, writes Benedetta Leardini

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Brazil already suffers a high rate of violence towards women. This activist is taking part in a campaign in Rio.Photo: Sergio Moraes  / Reuters

What's sex got to do with it?

The rights of women and minorities are receding fast since the coup.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
The laws won’t work.

The laws won’t work.

There is no country in the world that has a proud history of men making great laws about women’s bodies, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
Women step up in Iraq

Women step up in Iraq

Organization of Women’s Freedom

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
Photo: Bayan Alheji

A word with Naseema Assada

Lydia Noon talks to the Saudi women's rights activist about guardianship, Twitter hashtags, and suing the government.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Sexism A and sexism B

There's accidental sexism, and then there's persistent misogyny, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Photo: Niccolò Caranti / commons.wikimedia.org

Introducing Virginia Raggi

The politician symbolizes a shot across the bow of Italy’s complacent political class, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Afghanistan’s rebel verse

Afghanistan’s rebel verse

Poetry has traditionally been a powerful medium to comment on social and political life in Afghanistan, but it is now mostly for men, writes Ruchi Kumar.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Photo: Jon Cartwright

Men and feminism: the Smurthwaite Deal

Kate Smurthwaite has an idea for how men can truly be feminist.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Indigenous women in Peru still fear repercussions as they seek justice for the forced sterilizations they suffered two decades ago.Photo: Roxana Olivera

Against their will

Roxana Olivera meets indigenous women in Peru who are still waiting for justice, two decades after being forcibly sterilized.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

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Article title From magazine Publication date
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
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