One in three women have suffered physical or sexual violence. With contributions from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, we look at how this shadow pandemic affects every corner of the world.
With no men at the top, women stand alone
Elle magazine has realised a video aimed to raise the awareness on the need of speeding up the process towards gender equality.
The British Elle magazine has launched the campaign #MoreWomen. It is aimed to give the right visibility to powerful, successful women and to create a positive dialogue in order to achieve gender equality. To do that, the magazine realised a video that shows how women are in some of the world’s highest and most important positions: they lead governments, organisations, companies. However, there’s still a long way to go to equality.
Elle’s video floors the viewer: it shows, on figures, how men still chair boards of directors, meetings, and power positions. However, by photoshopping them out of the pictures, powerful women are left alone.
The Istanbul Convention against gender-based and domestic violence marks its tenth anniversary. We look at what it is, who its signatories are, and what the future might hold.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reminded us of the gravity of violence against women around the world, and of the Istanbul Convention’s utmost importance.
President Erdoğan has pulled Turkey out of the Istanbul Convention, key in the fight against gender violence, claiming that it favours the LGBT community rather than family values.
Violence against women in Peru has increased as a result of Covid-19 lockdowns as they have been confined to abusive households.
The family of Joys Estefani Qqueccaño, a disappeared woman in Peru, struggle to find her.
Costa Rica celebrated its first same-sex marriage when two women, Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya, celebrated their wedding: an “extraordinary moment”.
The pandemic and its restrictions are affecting everyone, without exceptions. However factors like housing, income inequalities, gender, access to technology and working conditions are influencing how people experience the health crisis.
Time magazine’s 100 Women of the Year project sheds light on influential women’s stories, from Amelia Earhart to Greta Thunberg. A selection of some of the greats for International Women’s Day.