Girls in Uganda often miss school when they are menstruating – the average is one to three days per month. Like Pauline, many feel ashamed due to the stigma attached to periods in Uganda – menstruating girls are often perceived as “unclean” and are even believed to have the power to stop crops from growing.
“Palestinian society has yet to get used to the increasing number of women in local political positions,” explains Mr. Samha, Deputy Assistant at the Palestinian Ministry of Local Government.
While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, happens across the globe, writes Rothna Begum.
When I asked an Aymara woman merchant her opinion of women’s empowerment, she answered without hesitation: “What is that?” recalls Carolina Balta, professional tourist guide in Cuzco
Venezuelas migrants Reina, Sofía y Karol are hoping to acquire legal status in Ecuador where prostitution is illegal. These are their stories.
Get Lit: Bringing classic poetry to the streets and street poetry to the classrooms; by photojournalist Paola Gianturco.