Opinion There has never been a better time to be a woman. Oh, we’re far from achieving equality, but each year brings a little progress. Knock on a door long enough and eventually a man opens it and says, “What do you want?” We want control of our bodies, control of our minds, and control of our fates. In the meantime, we’ll take a round of golf on your fancy Scottish course. That’s just one of these 12 ways that international women can celebrate their special day. 1. In Saudi Arabia, go for a drive alone. Until 2018, if a woman in Riyadh wanted to run down to the Kingdom Mall and try on the latest Chanel, she needed a male chauffeur or relative to take her there. And don’t drive too fast. Just before the ban was lifted, the Saudi government jailed a dozen advocates for women’s rights. A year later, many of these activists remain behind bars where they’re being tortured. 2. In the Republic of Ireland, if you’re in the first … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: 12 Ways Women Around the World Can Celebrate. Sorta.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | Women’s Marches Around the World Reflect Worry Over Violence and Populism Supported by ByElisabetta Povoledo and Palko Karasz Jan. 19, 2019 ROME — Women of all ages, and some men, took to the streets in a dozen cities around the world on Saturday, the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March that served as a strong rebuke of President Trump’s policies. The annual marches and rallies have taken on wider themes since then, such as challenging the rise of the far right, while also calling for an end to inequality, the gender pay gap and violence against women. Some events were organized in response to a call from the United States to create a “Women’s Wave.” But others were held independently, and in many cases, the core message was that women’s rights are about … [Read more...] about Women’s Marches Around the World Reflect Worry Over Violence and Populism
Dec. 15–17 Somalia: After conducting a total of six air strikes between Dec. 15 and 16, the United States military confirmed Dec. 17 its Africa Command—or Africom—alongside Somali Armed Forces killed a total of 62 al-Shabab militant fighters, as reported by Deutsche Welle. The air strikes were conducted in an area along the coast south of the capital city Mogadishu. According to military officials, no civilians were injured or killed in the operation. Dec. 17 El Salvador: Salvadoran rape survivor Imelda Cortez, who was previously accused of attempted aggravated homicide against her newborn child in 2017 and faced a sentence of 20 years in prison, was acquitted of the charges after a judge ruled she was not guilty. Cortez suffered years of rape at the hands of her 70-year-old stepfather when, unaware at the time, she became pregnant in 2016. Cortez claims she only realized she was pregnant when she gave birth in a restroom after having abdominal pains, after which she … [Read more...] about This Week Around the World: Dec. 16-23:
The Associated Press Updated 5:02 pm CST, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, demonstrators march on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as they protest the rising of the fuel prices. “Yellow vest” protests have gripped France for four weeks, blocking highways from Provence to Normandy and erupting in rioting in Paris. They’ve shaken the country to its core and left President Emmanuel Macron struggling to retain control. less FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, demonstrators march on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as they protest the rising of the fuel prices. “Yellow vest” protests have gripped France ... more Photo: Kamil Zihnioglu, AP Photo: Kamil Zihnioglu, AP Image 1 of / 14 Caption … [Read more...] about Yellow, green, saffron: Colors of protests around the world
Nov. 11–14 Israel; Gaza, Palestinian Territory: In the largest escalation of fighting since the 2014 Gaza War, the Gaza Strip and southern Israel exchanged fire for some 25 hours between Nov. 12–13, killing at least seven Palestinians and one Israeli. The escalation occurred after a botched undercover operation into the Strip on Nov. 11, conducted by Israeli special forces, which killed seven Palestinians including a top Hamas commander, named by Al Jazeera as Nour Baraka of the al-Qassam Brigades. Haaretz reported 370 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel while the Israeli Defense Force conducted airstrikes over the Strip. In response to the ceasefire reached by Hamas and Israel on Nov. 14, Israel’s now former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned from his position in opposition while calling for early elections. Nov. 12 El Salvador: The trial of Imelda Cortez, a 20-year-old woman accused of attempted aggravated homicide, began on Nov. 12 after her baby was … [Read more...] about This Week Around the World: Nov. 11–18