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Rules intended to protect domestic workers have only made them more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, say activists.
JUAN RELMUCAO / Atlas Obscura
In traditional tango, men lead and women follow. Queer tango is creating a new paradigm.
Since 2007, the government had held off on releasing an official estimate of expectant and new mothers who died from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. It waited for the data to get better. But the new, long-anticipated number falls short.
AINUR ROHMAH / International Journalists' Network
Feminist magazine Magdalena publishes articles in two languages — English and Indonesian — offering new values and perspectives on women, and raising a range of issues including religion, politics and social conditions. "We want to provide quality content and represent women's experiences that are more authentic and inclusive with a gender-based approach," said Magdalene co-founder Devi Asmarani. "We criticize all the practices that have been taken for granted, which perpetuate various injustices and inequalities."
An average of 10 women were killed a day in Mexico in 2018, the year with the highest number of murders of women in three decades, according to official data. For women who suffered violence, more than 40% of them were victims of their partners. But Escamilla's murder was a particularly horrific display of brutality in a country accustomed to regular violence.