Salwa Bugaighis was the first woman to call for the ouster of Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi. After she cast her ballot in last year's election, men in hoods and military uniforms stormed into her home, shooting and killing her. A year later, her killers remain at large.
The shooting of a 19-year-old woman following an appearance singing on TV is bringing violence against women in Turkey to light. Mutlu Kaya was shot in southeastern Turkey’s Diyarbakir, in what is the most recent in a string of high-profile femicides in the country.
When Peggy Young was advised by her doctor not to perform heavy lifting during pregnancy, she was faced with the choice to either continue the now-dangerous work or go on unpaid leave without benefits.
“The idea that only a handful of well-meaning activists can change the status quo is nice, but somewhat misplaced," Adam Cathcart, a lecturer of Chinese History and North Korea watcher told ThinkProgress.