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In China’s booming tech scene, women battle sexism and conservative values

By Cate Cadell and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI  – Ms Li has a day job in the marketing department of one of China’s biggest tech firms….

‘I almost died’: abused Filipino women hope divorce will become legal

By Diana Mendoza MANILA, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Although her husband nearly killed her, Krista Dador (not pictured) cannot get a divorce as…

Women cabbies hit Nairobi’s roads as taxi-hailing apps mushroom

By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With their manicured nails, immaculate make-up and matching handbags and stilettos, you would be forgiven…

Out of captivity and back to school – educating Malawi’s underage brides

By Charles Pensulo NKANDO, Malawi, – Cecilia Amos was just 16 when she fell pregnant. Her partner promised to marry her but instead he left…

#Metoo Exposed False Immigration Claims in Sweden

Women Are Harassed Because They Are Women…Not Because of Their Citizenship The far-right movement in Sweden blames everything on refugees. In 2015, Sweden experienced a…

How to Love a Feminist

Feminists live with stereotypes every day;” they are not lovable, they are rude, they don’t need love, they are hot-headed, they are, well, everything…

What a Medieval Love Saga Says About Modern-Day Sexual Harassment

Suddenly, popular media is saturated with stories of powerful men outed  by women for behavior in the workplace. These alleged harassers seem to assume that…

Attempting to Understand The Psychology of Men’s Compulsions to Dominate Women

The oppression of women stems largely from men’s desire for power and control. The same need which, throughout history, has driven men to try…

7 Rules For Funding Your Business Without Selling Your Soul

File photo, model. By: Jenny Kassan  for Women 2.0  | USA Of all the North American companies that got VC funding in 2016, only 16.8% had…

The Empire That Grace Mugabe Built – And Destroyed

 Photo: AP/TT By EDINAH MASANGA | Sweden “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” translated to English “Let them eat cake” is a quote attributed to the…

Are Africa’s ‘Men of God’ Preserving Injustices Against Women?

  Adoley and her husband Mike (not their real names) attend one of Ghana’s mega churches. Both are university graduates. She is a seamstress…

Five Ways The Media Hurts Female Politicians — and How Journalists Everywhere Can do Better

Virginia García Beaudoux, Professor of Politics and Public Opinion, University of Buenos Aires What do we see when we look closely at media coverage…

What Africans in diaspora miss most… an identity…’We belong in the aeroplane’

by EDINAH MASANGA | Sweden “We belong in the aeroplane,” were the words of my friend from Kenya. We were sitting in a mutual friend’s…

Undocumented: Heartbreaking Stories of Immigrant Women Living ‘Underground’ in Sweden

by EDINAH MASANGA | Sweden I met *Rhonda by accident at the library in Söderhamn, a beautiful coastal town in the north of Sweden where…

Why Zim women politicians are opting to run independently

by THELMA CHIKWANHA | Zimbabwe Linda Masarira is a name which needs no introduction in her home country and beyond. She is a prolific Zimbabwean…

How to exercise self-compassion and be kind to yourself

by Kristin Neff, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin Many of us will start out a New Year by…

Hey, sexy: objectifying catcalls occur more frequently than you might think

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Time to unlearn lessons to ‘hold onto’ relationships that are not working

Leanne on Saturday| Women have been trained to ‘hold onto your man’ ‘he will come around’…