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People protesting the gang rape and killing of a woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, hold onto each other as policemen try to detain them in New Delhi, India, in September 2020. The gang rape of the woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system sparked outrage across the country. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Gang rape exposes caste violence in India and the limits of Me Too

Because of its extreme violence, the Hathras rape sent shock waves throughout India: it is a disturbing reminder of the normalization of rape culture there and should be seen as a call to action.
Women spend considerable time finding water for their homes. John and Melanie/Wikimedia Commons

How water scarcity adds to women’s burden in northern Ghana

The study confirms that collecting water for daily use weighs more heavily on women, making life more difficult for especially older women.
Mothers iron their daughters’ breasts as a way of preventing early marriage and keeping their daughters in school for longer. Shutterstock

Breast ironing: a harmful practice that doesn’t get sufficient attention

Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
The SACP and Cosatu have spoken out against South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Flcker/GCIS

Those who brought Zuma to power shouldn’t be forgotten, or forgiven

The twilight of Jacob Zuma’s ruinous presidency coincides with growing revulsion at his misrule of South Africa. But, it’s important that his erstwhile supporters acknowledge their complicity.

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