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3 March 2015

Children Having Children: No School for Young Brides in Nepal

Last year, 4,000 Nepalese brides were younger than 15-years-old. In parts of the country's southern lowlands, over half of marriages involve girls younger than 12.

2 March 2015

The Clanking of the Very Sharp Swords, Remixed in Egypt to Poke Fun at ISIS

Egyptians are poking fun of the ISIS "national anthem" by uploading videos to YouTube featuring dancers swaying to the song's words

Has Azerbaijan's National Currency Run Away Scared?

The massive devaluation of the manat national currency has been a disaster for many Azerbaijanis, but it has also showcased their sense of humour.

Spanish Football Fans Sing Chants that Justify Violence Against Women

"Go Rubén Castro! It wasn't your fault. She was a whore. You did good!"

Did a Brazilian Judge Try to Use Marco Civil to Shut Down WhatsApp Across the Country?

Global Voices Advocacy

WhatsApp kept working normally in Brazil, but the judge's decision, which was apparently based on provisions in the Marco Civil bill, went viral.

With Their Government Silent on Rising Shia Killings, These Pakistanis are Speaking Up

Since the beginning of 2015, more than 80 people have been killed in four attacks on Shia mosques in three different cities of Pakistan.

The ‘Unexpected Virtue’ of Being Mexican

Mexican movie-makers are no strangers to the Oscars, but this year they stole the show.

1 March 2015

In Latin America, Gender-Based Violence Against Men Is Little Talked About

Social perceptions of gender differences and inequalities often result in gender-based violence. Most figures deal with violence against women, but what does violence look like when the victims are men?

Iran Wants to Befriend Google

Global Voices Advocacy

Google is welcome in Iran, says a government official, as long as it respects 'cultural conditions'.

The US Finally Lifts the Curse of the ‘Golden Cage’ Visa

Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that's about to change.

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