Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets supporters at her midterm election night party
Some countries have instituted quotas to ensure some semblance of gender parity in government. But do quotas really work?
Rosalía
This is just the latest in an ongoing debate in Spain over Rosalía’s supposed appropriation of an art form with gitano origins.
Japan #MeToo
Women who have told their stories publically in Japan have been shamed. The face of #MeToo in Japan is a journalist named Shiori Ito, who says she was raped by an older journalist, the biographer of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. She came forward publicly in May 2017.
Ilhan Omar clasps her husband’s mother's face in her hands as she smiles
It's a record. After the midterm results are tallied, more than 100 members of Congress are expected to be women.
Democratic congressional candidate Deb Haaland reacts upon learning that fellow Native American Sharice Davids of Kansas also won her midterm election
The 116th Congress is set to look a lot different than any previous one.
mayor
Souad Abderrahim dedicated her victory in City Hall to all Tunisian women.
A young Tanzanian woman speaks to a male doctor.
Tanzania was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace family planning. But current president John Magufuli made headlines when he said he does “not see any need for birth control," asserting that population growth is actually an economic boon to the East African nation.
roseline
In some rural parts of Kenya, widowhood means you’re of little value. Culturally, widows are considered impure, and tradition dictates that they must be cleaned — or “cleansed” — of their partners’ death. The aim is to chase away the demons; the ritual requires women to have sex — either with a relative or stranger.
NCAI First Vice President addresses VAWA rally attendees at podium
VAWA disproportionately funds the criminal legal system but it has not deterred domestic violence. Lawyer Leah Goodmark argues that criminalizing domestic violence actually makes the problem worse and that it's time for alternative forms of justice and support.
antifa gym
Well before the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, or the rise of the UK Independence Party, the co-owners of Solstar gym in the London neighborhood of Tottenham were training to fight back against what they see as the rise of violence on the part of the right-wing.

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