In every country on earth, women face violence and danger simply because they are women. But there is also progress, and bold acts of resistance.
- Women in Pakistan are speaking out against a proposed law that would allow husbands to “lightly beat” their wives. Many women are sharing bold responses to this law via the hashtag #TryBeatingMeLightly.
- Alternative coming of age ceremonies that celebrate a girl’s passage to womanhood with education about reproductive health and her rights as a woman are springing up in many communities. They are replacing ceremonies that used to involve genital cutting.
- Women are using WhatsApp to band together with their neighbors and use the strength of their numbers to stop domestic violence in communities where police, laws or shelters are not in place to protect women.
Creative solutions like these are protecting women and changing the mindsets that put them at risk.
What’s happening in your part of the world?
What challenge are women facing that may be going unnoticed or unaddressed? Do you see any emerging solutions or signs of hope?
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