Monday: international “women in the news” roundup

28 Feb
  • SOUTH AFRICA: A team of openly lesbian soccer players support each other against discrimination and fight for rights in a society that condones hate crimes against homosexuals.
  • INDIA: A new survey shows that 68% of rural women in India can’t afford sanitary napkins, increasing the likelihood of contracting infection from the use of other less hygienic methods.
  • TURKEY: A survey of divorced couples finds that Turkish women deem their ex-husbands too interfering and too apt to behave differently around relatives and parents than when the couple is alone.
  • ZAMBIA: An op-ed criticizes Zambian laundry detergent TV ads showing a husband dragging his wife to a village chief to ask for a divorce when she doesn’t do laundry to his satisfaction.
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