How abuse and women making more money are linked — and what can be done | The Lily (The Washington Post)

A surge in female employment in Bangladesh and Zambia has disrupted traditional gender norms A recent study of female garment factory workers in Dhaka found that 52 percent had experienced some form of domestic violence over the previous year. As women’s roles change, according to the study, men seek to “punish” them for breaking with traditional gender... Continue Reading →

These Rohingya women escaped persecution. Now, they’re fighting for justice.

SINCE August, more than 680,000 Rohingya have fled Burma’s Rakhine state. To escape persecution, they crossed the border into Bangladesh, where they now occupy about 24 refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar. For years, the Rohingya, an ethnically distinct Muslim minority, have clashed with the majority Buddhist population in Burma, also known as Myanmar. The Burmese... Continue Reading →

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