Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance though flashmobs and other artistic events.
A new infographic from Women & Tech explores government-mandated paid maternity leave policies around the globe. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sweden comes in first place, offering 13 weeks at a fixed rate and a whopping 56 weeks at 80% pay. Waaaaay down at the bottom is the US of A, which does not require employers to prove any paid family leave. (The Family and Medical Leave Act requires only a certain amount of unpaid leave, and only for certain employers.)
Young singles in China get pressure from their families to find a mate. That pressure intensifies during Chinese New Year when families gather to celebrate. But there's a new way to deal with the issue: renting a boyfriend. Several online sites now post advertisements by men offering to pose as a boyfriend. You can even win one in a lottery.
Malala Yousufzai has given her first interview since the attack against her by the Taliban. The teenage Pakistani education activist, who was shot in the head and nearly killed last October, told Sky News that she's grateful to have a second shot at life. "God has given me this new life....and I want to serve, I want to serve the people." Check out a clip after the jump.
Late last year, amid the the rallies, dances, blockades, and furious tweeting that accompanied the burgeoning Idle No More movement, a young nativ
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The Fearless poster collective's Facebook page describes the project as a series of "posters made by a host of illustrators and designers from across India and more that AFFIRM fearless femininity." Referring to the recent spate of sexual assaults in the country, the project says that "While we need to keep sharing these links and letting these stories be heard...We also need to keep reaffirming fearlessness and channel all this energy somewhere." Check out more posters after the jump.