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Below you will find up-to-date news about the situation of women around the world. 

We include news published even in countries where freedom of expression and freedom of the press are constrained. Government-controlled newspapers are not uncommon in these countries. So, before reading an article, if the source is unknown, it is wise to find information about it to be able to have an accurate approach to its contents.  Our goal is to offer information, including what is published by the previously mentioned sources.


The contents of the articles introduced each week do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors of this website or Texas Christian University. 

To view articles previously posted here, visit each region's archive page.  

21 May - 27 May



Adeniyi, Ifetayo and Ochoga, Patrick.  "Though born with silver spoon from birth, Her Majesty, the Queen Consort, of Warri Kingdom, Olori Atuwatse III, the wife of Olu of Warri, Ogiame 111 has always shown compassion, empathy towards the  less privileged in the society, a trait, she obviously  inherited from her late billionaire's  father and a business mogul, Capt Idahosa Wells Okunbo.." Vanguard. May 21, 2023.


Dada, Lateef.  "Expose your abuser, NSCDC tells female students ." The Sun. May 21, 2023.


Jannamike, Luminous.  "Experts in civil society and media have highlighted the opportunity for the incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu to recover the remaining girls, including Leah Sharibu, who are still in captivity years after the Chibok girls abduction.." Vanguard. May 21, 2023.


Orji, Ndubuisi. "NASS: Speak out on zoning, women's group charges Tinubu.” The Sun Nigeria.". May 22, 2023 


ND.  "NEC, parties sign MoU to increase women’s political participation." The New Dawn. May 22, 2023.


UN News.  "Ghana peacekeeper named UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year." Global Issues. May 22, 2023.


GW.  "Watch how gender minister was whisked away from stage by Bawumia’s ADC." Ghana Web. May 23, 2023.


PT.  "PRNigeria women win PR Awards in Zambia." Premium Times. May 23, 2023.


Rahman, Salifu Abdul.  "Ghana: FAO Holds Policy Dialogue On Gender Equality, Empowering Women." All Africa. May 23, 2023.


Sessou, Ebunoluwa.  "Child Marriage: Why puberty poses danger in girl child." Vanguard. May 23, 2023.


Kariuki, Thuku.  "Nancy Karigithu is on course to become first woman to lead UN maritime organization." Independent. May 24, 2023.


Leadership.  "Sex Materials In School Textbooks?." Leadership. May 24, 2023.


Ndeyanale, Eliaser.  "Respect Supreme Court, activist tells Ekandjo, /Gâseb - The Namibian." The Namibian. May 24, 2023.


Onchari, Rosemary.  "Ordeal of intersex people as human rights body pushes for Intersex Bill, 2023." Capital News. May 24, 2023.


Vanguard.  "REPORTS from some communities in Igbo land indicate that harmful widowhood practices are still going on, in fact, it is on the rise.." Vanguard. May 24, 2023.


Vatileni, Eino.  "Windhoek: City of Absent Fathers." The Namibian. May 24, 2023.


Ighobor, Kingsley.  "Ghana: Award-Winning Ghanaian Peacekeeper Urges Young African Women to Choose Career in Military." All Africa. May 25, 2023.


Ondieki, Geoffrey.  "Madam Speaker! Activist seeks to break Samburu assembly barrier | Nation." Nation. May 25, 2023.


Olawuyi, Oyindamola Esther.  "UN Women: Electoral Gender Based Violence And Need To Protect Democracy In Nigeria." Leadership. May 25, 2023.


AN.  "Ugandan MPs pass bill increasing paternity leave days." Africa News. May 26, 2023.


Bolaji, Samuel.  "Report gender-based violence, LASG urges varsity students." Punch. May 26, 2023.


Edema, Grace.  "Firms to combat sexual violence in schools." Punch. May 26, 2023.


Johnson, Obediah.  "Liberia: Gender Minister - Gender-Based Violence Remains Widespread in Liberia." All Africa. May 26, 2023.


Ndoma, Richard.  "Group Seeks Prosecution Of Community, Religious Leaders Over GBV, Sexual Exploitation." Leadership. May 26, 2023.


Shinana, Anna.  "'Schools should be menstruation-friendly' ." The Namibian. May 26, 2023.


Teh, Lewis S.  "Banking Institute launches professional enterprise program." The New Dawn. May 26, 2023.


Oseji, Ephraim.  "We’re committed to advancing gender equality, women empowerment." Vanguard. May 27, 2023.


The Sun.  "The Aisha Buhari Exclusive: My life as Buhari’s wife, First." The Sun. May 27, 2023.


Ukagwu, Lillian.  "Government to raise N108bn for women empowerment." The Punch. May 27, 2023.


The Americas


AP.  "Kinsey Institute Experts Study Sex, Gender as Misconceptions Block State Dollars." The National Herald. May 21, 2023.


Balevic, Katie.  "Pride Organizers Are Canceling Florida Events Over 'Climate of Fear'." Business Insider. May 21, 2023.


Trianon, Celeste.  "Trans people are scared — Canada needs to act." The Star. May 21, 2023.


AP.  "Montana governor signs law to define ‘sex’ as only male or female." WTOP. May 22, 2023.


AP.  "Using 'he/him' and 'she/her' in emails got 2 people fired at small Christian college." NBC News. May 22, 2023.


Gilbert, David.  "A Far Right Moms Group Is Targeting Students. These Women Are Fighting Back.." Vice. May 22, 2023.


Musumeci, Natalie and Goodwin, Grace Eliza ..  "Right-Wing Critics Target Over Fox News' Accommodating Trans Employees." Business Insider. May 22, 2023.


NR.  "Gender Transition: Florida & Texas Defend Kids from Gender Madness." National Review. May 22, 2023.


Otten, Tori.  "Nebraska Governor Signs Radical Bill Banning Abortion and Gender-Affirming Care." The New Republic. May 22, 2023.


Burga, Solcyre.  "How Four Trans Teens Threw the Prom of Their Dreams." Time. May 22, 2023.


MacLean, Cameron.  "Cheers as Brandon School Division rejects call to remove library books on sexuality, gender identity." CBC News. May 23, 2023.


AP.  "Missouri attorney general urges Kansas City police to enforce transgender care restrictions law ." WTOP. May 24, 2023.


AP.  "Texas lawmakers set new standards to ban books from schools for sexual content." WTOP. May 24, 2023.


AP.  "Bill to restrict youth access to ‘sexually explicit’ public library books advances in Louisiana." WTOP. May 23, 2023.


AP.  "As abortion battle shifts, Planned Parenthood to boost regional affiliate funds, cut national staff." WTOP. May 23, 2023.


Balevic, Katie.  "Mexico Introduces Non-Binary Passport, Allowing Gender Written As 'X'." Business Insider. May 23, 2023.


Hamilton, Colleen.  "Anti-Trans Legislation Is Becoming a National Security Issue." The Nation. May 23, 2023.


Mills, Ryan.  "School Counselor Fired for Objecting to Secretive Gender-Transition Policy Sues District." National Review. May 23, 2023.


NP.  "Gender policies in leaked Fox News handbook has conservatives fuming." National Post. May 23, 2023.


Parks-Stamm, Elizabeth and Tharp, Derek.  "The Surprising Inequalities of Parental Leave." Time. May 23, 2023.


Espadas Barros Leal, Isabel.  "Google searches questioning sexuality and gender up 1,300% since 2004, analysis shows." NBC News. May 24, 2023.


Frazier, Kierra.  "Target to pull some LGBTQ items after ‘threats’ to employees." POLITICO. May 24, 2023.


Hanson, Amy Beth.  "Montana First to Ban Drag Performers from Reading to Kids." Time. May 24, 2023.


Meckler, Laura.  "Trans kids crave acceptance at school in a nation that often resists it." The Washington Post. May 24, 2023.


Monks, Kieron.  "'An existential threat to every LGBTQ person': Why queer communities fear a Ron DeSantis win." INews. May 24, 2023.


Redburn, Kate.  "State-Mandated Gender Conformity Is an Affront to Everybody’s Right to Self-Expression." The New York Times. May 24, 2023.


Smith, Ryan.  "Levi's Under Fire Over 'Woke' Campaign—'Make Jeans, Ignore Genes?'." Newsweek. May 24, 2023.


Walters, Joanna.  "‘Threats’ prompt US Target stores to remove some Pride Collection products." The Guardian. May 24, 2023.


Flores, Edwin.  "Connecticut lawmakers who tried to ban ‘Latinx’ now promote ‘Latine’." NBC News. May 25, 2023.


TCRN.  "Costa Rica Joins an International Group that Seeks More Inclusion of Women in Foreign Trade." The Costa Rica News. May 25, 2023.


Miranda, Carolina A.  "The ‘Sombrita’ bus shade controversy obscures an important story about women and transit." LA Times. May 25, 2023.


Stewart, Emily.  "Target giving in to conservative pressure on Pride is not a great sign." VOX. May 25, 2023.


Tomasky, Michael.  "Feminist Economics Taught Us to Value Unpaid Labor." The New Republic. May 25, 2023.


AP.  "Louisiana lawmakers pressed to resurrect bill banning gender-affirming care for minors." WTOP. May 26, 2023.


Daily, Michael.  "Target Disappeared ‘ABC—Deconstructing Gender’ Book for Toddlers After Pride Furor." The Daily Beast. May 26, 2023.


Gans, Jared.  "Iowa governor signs bill restricting lessons on gender identity, sexual orientation in schools ." Star Telegram. May 26, 2023.


Narea, Nicole.  "A 10-year-old Ohio rape victim got an abortion. Now her doctor is being punished.." VOX. May 26, 2023.


Reuter, Dominick.  "Target Reportedly Expands Removal of Pride Merchandise Nationwide." Business Insider. May 26, 2023.


247 News.  "Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs off on K–6 gender, sexuality lesson ban." 247 News Around the world. May 27, 2023.


Bernstein, Brittany.  "Iowa Bans Lessons on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation in K–6 Classrooms." National Review. May 27, 2023.


Hesse, Monica.  "The anti-trans boycotts are hopelessly off-target ." The Washington Post. May 27, 2023.


Mara Resio.  "How Argentina Is Changing Tactics To Combat Gender Violence ." Worldcrunch. May 27, 2023.


Slaviceck, Marie.  "US: Transgender people targeted by growing number of bills restricting rights." Le Monde. May 27, 2023.


Stanton, Andrew.  "GOP Gov. Kristi Noem Demands Drag Show Ban While Touting 'Free Speech'." Newsweek. May 27, 2023.


Asia and the Middle East


Begum, Khadija.  "Women farmers in K-P thrive with innovation." Tribune. May 21, 2023.


Doshi, Vidhi.  "Game over? Indian gamer girls battle rape threats, abuse." SCROLL. May 21, 2023.


Khan, Asad Ullah.  "Gender-based Terrorism in Pakistan." Modern DDiplomacy. May 21, 2023.


DW.  "W20-MAHE Women Vice Chancellors, Leaders' Conclave in Bengaluru to promote gender justice." Daiji World. May 22, 2023.


Toesland, Finbarr.  "Azerbaijan: Attacked by state and society, what life is like in Europe’s worst country for LGBT rights." INews. May 22, 2023.


Weldali, Maria.  "Gendered-stereotypes in labour market influence preferences for ‘pink-collar’ jobs, say experts." The Jordan Times. May 22, 2023.


Pabico-Lalu, Gabriel.  "House panel approves SOGIE equality bill ." Inquirer. May 23, 2023.


Jun, Soo Wern.  "PAS MPs want LGBT persons considered as 'mental health' patients." Malay Mail. May 23, 2023.


Jun, Soo Wern.  "Insisting Malaysia opposes LGBT, religious minister says Jakim formed committee to address issue among Muslims." Malay Mail. May 23, 2023.


NA.  "Sirji, Madamji, and Emoji." News in Asia. May 24, 2023.


Butani, Ashna.  "History Course on Caste & Gender Inequalities Likely to be Dropped by Delhi Univ, Profs Oppose Move." The Quint. May 24, 2023.


NA.  "Taking Sides: A memoir about salvation through activism." The New Arab. May 24, 2023.


NA.  "Taliban set to lift ban on Afghan women in NGOs 'soon'." The New Arab. May 24, 2023.


She, Lee E.  "Being LGBT is part of diversity not mental disorder, advocacy group tells Perikatan MPs." Malay Mail. May 24, 2023.


Sherpa, Dawa.  "Taliban’s Ban on Afghan Women Working in UN Pushes Them Into Further Deprivation ." The Diplomat . May 24, 2023.


AP.  "Aid chief says Taliban agree to consider allowing women to resume agency work in Kandaha." WTOP. May 25, 2023.


BP.  "Anwar deflects Swatch seizure question to Home Ministry, says told it was due to ‘LGBT symbols’." The Borneo Post. May 25, 2023.  


BP.  "Six questions about: The ‘rainbow’ Swatch timepieces seized by Malaysia’s Home Ministry." The Borneo Post. May 25, 2023.    


Lim, Ida.  "Swatch says ‘rainbow’ Pride watches only seized in Malaysia and nowhere else." Malay Mail. May 25, 2023.


Zahiid, Syed Jaymal.  "Anwar deflects Swatch seizure question to Home Ministry, says told it was due to 'LGBT symbols' | Malay Mail." Malay Mail. May 25, 2023.


AP.  "Rights groups slam severe Taliban restrictions on Afghan women as ‘crime against humanity." WTOP. May 26, 2023.


AP.  "‘War on women’: Taliban curbs on Afghan females a ‘crime’." Aljazeera. May 26, 2023.


Faiez, Rahin.  "Taliban waging war against women, rights groups say in call for action." The Christian Science Monitor. May 26, 2023.


Wern Jun, Soo.  "Swatch CEO says no LGBT references in seized Pride watches, PM ‘misinformed’." Malay Mail. May 26, 2023.


Llewellyn, Alysah.  "A Watch Seizure and a Criminal Code Designed to Clamp Down on LGBTQ Rights." The Diplomat. May 27, 2023.


Chan, Julia.  "Review Printing Presses and Publications Act, says transgender rights group after Swatch raid." Malay Mail. May 27, 2023.


Geybullayeva, Arzu.  "In Azerbaijan, violence against LGBTQ+ people continues unabated ." Global Voices. May 27, 2023.


She, Lee E..  "Conflating LGBT with mental disorder feeds harmful perception that ‘cure’ exists, activists and healthcare professionals warn." Malay Mail. May 27, 2023.




MO.  "Lisa Snowdon opens up about her menopause misery that made her contemplate death." Mirror. May 21, 2023.


Connolly, Kate.  "Bürger*innen? Backlash as Berlin mayor refuses to use gender-neutral language." The Guardian. May 22, 2023.


Tucker, Steven.  "An ‘Egg-Producing Female’ Is a Hen, Not a Woman." The European Conservative. May 22, 2023.


Denina, Clara.  "Mining lags on female C-suite, board representation | Reuters." Reuters. May 23, 2023.


Strudwick, Patrick.  "Schools should be glad there is no guidance on how to treat trans pupils from this government." INews. May 23, 2023.


Gye, Hugo.  "Small boats bill will force women and girls fleeing war to become illegal migrants, Amnesty and Oxfam warn." INews. May 24, 2023.


247 News.  "John Cleese has 'no intention' of cutting gender-identity joke from The Life of Brian show." 247 News. May 25, 2023.


Shaffi, Sarah.  "Travis Alabanza and Danielle Jawando win 2023 Jhalak prizes for writers of colour." The Guardian. May 25, 2023.


Vanheuckelom, Tristan.  "Christian Teacher Banned for 'Misgendering' ━ The European Conservative." European Conservative. May 25, 2023.


Meduza.  "Russian State Duma deputies draft bill to ban gender affirming surgeries." Meduza. May 26, 2023.


Muller Heyndyk, Rachel.  "British Cycling to ban trans women from racing in elite female events." INews. May 26, 2023.


Rampton, J. Eddie Izzard: 'Being trans means you play male and female characters with equal honesty'. INews. May 26, 2023 


Carbonaro, Giulia.  "Italian government's anti-LGBT rhetoric blamed for brutal beating of trans woman in Milan." EuroNews. May 26, 2023.


Semonsen, Robert.  "Danish High Court: Trans ‘Woman’ Must Serve Prison Sentence With Biological Males." European Conservative. May 26, 2023.


Spratt, Ed.  "British Cycling Limits Transgender Women Competing in Female Categories." Pink Bike. May 26, 2023.


University of Gottingen.  "The elusive minority: Non-binary gender in prehistoric Europe." PHYS. May 26, 2023.


AP.  "A growing number of LGBTQ+ Russians seek refuge from war, discrimination in Argentina ." WTOP. May 27, 2023.


Lykiardopoulou, Ionna.  "Want do the EU's new gender pay gap rules mean for your startup?." The Next Web. May 27, 2023.




Jaeger, Carla.  "Why this VAFA club from University Melbourne invited trans players in." The Sydney Morning Herald. May 22, 2023.


Leonetti, Carrie.  "Violence Perpetrators Are Basically Con Artists." Newsroom. May 23, 2023.


SBS.  "Gender Queer: Why is it facing a book ban in Australia? ." SBS News. May 26, 2023.


The World


Wild, Stephanie.  "Sanctions against violators of women’s rights: A political lens ." Global Voices. May 23, 2023.


Dineen, Jane.  "How Good Menstrual Hygiene Keeps Girls Learning." Forbes. May 26, 2023.


Kemp, Emma.  "Tina Turner 2023: NRL was never the same after the Queen of Rock took over rugby league." The Sydney Morning Herald. May 26, 2023.


Muhammad, Siraaj.  "Over 130 Muslim Religious Leaders Release Statement Clarifying LGBTQ Position In Islam." Musmlim Matters. May 26, 2023.

MD.  "6 Tips for Women Who Want to Start a Business ." Modern Diplomacy. May 27, 2023. ..

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