28 Results

Tseltal Girls Shatter Stereotypes on the Football Field

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureInnovationWomen's Rights

In northern Chiapas, Mexico, education is optional for girls – at least, that’s what some believe. One high school wants to battle these gender stereotypes and keep girls in class, but their solution isn’t inside the school at all.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets (English, Spanish)
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

Infrastructure Challenges Impede Nepal’s Goal to Improve Health Care

Region: Nepal

Topics: AccessAutonomyDevelopmentHealthInfrastructureWomen's Rights

Women in rural areas can face 20-hour journeys on foot to give birth in a hospital. Nepal has ambitious plans to fight maternal mortality and bring facilities to underserved areas – but the reality looks much tougher.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
See Details

HIV-Positive Zambians Combat Domestic Abuse Tied to Diagnosis

Region: Zambia

Topics: AutonomyDiseaseHealthWomen's Rights

Women in Zambia risk violence and limitations to healthcare when telling their partners they’re HIV positive. A group of couples with the disease aims to make that practice stop.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
See Details

Women Are Elected, but Men Still Govern Many Indigenous Areas of Chiapas

Region: Mexico

Topics: ElectionsHuman RightsPoliticsPowerWomen's Rights

A gender parity quota for Mexican elections has resulted in many “fake positions” among municipalities in Chiapas that operate through indigenous self-determination. Constitutionally-elected women often serve only as figureheads for men elected by traditional customs.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets (English, Spanish)
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

The Power to Say ‘No’: Mentors Help Young Ugandan Women Fight Early Marriage, Pregnancy

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

Expelled and Stigmatized, Uganda’s Pregnant Teens Turn to Abortion

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

Pregnant teens in Uganda get kicked out of school, face intense stigma and may suffer life-threatening complications. Can a national sex education curriculum help put an end to teen pregnancy?

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
See Details

Meet the Women Fighting Forced Marriages in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AutonomyEducationHuman RightsWomen's Rights

In DRC’s North Kivu province, forced marriages are often the unhappy result of unplanned pregnancies – even though the practice is illegal. But if you consider forcing your daughter to marry these days, you’ll likely receive a visit from the staff of a women’s organization to talk you out of it.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets (English, French)
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details

In Nepal, Controversial New Law Offers Rights to Children Born out of Wedlock by Forcing Marriage on Parents

Region: Nepal

Topics: AutonomyChild RightsHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

A new law in Nepal would recognize children born out of wedlock by considering their parents married – even if they’re not. Women’s rights activists have championed the change, but many questions remain about how the law would work.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
See Details

Fertility Treatment in Zimbabwe Helps Women Overcome Shame and Secrecy, But is Still Out of Reach for Most

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

Until in vitro fertilization was introduced in Zimbabwe in the late 1980s, medical fertility treatment was scarce here. Though pricey, the treatment is more accessible now, but for women who face cultural stigma and risk of ridicule, cost may be the least of their concerns.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
See Details

Ugandan Club Aims to End Gender-Based Violence by Challenging Cultural Norms

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureHuman RightsWomen's Rights

Gender-based violence is rampant in the Kotido district of Uganda’s Karamoja region, where sexual and physical abuse of women and girls remains culturally acceptable. But the men and women members of the St. Kizito Anti-Violence Club not only challenge these cultural norms – they hold criminals accountable too.

See Details
Available Packages & Assets
  • All Assets
  • Feature Version
  • Feature Photo
  • Additional Images
See Details