Two Top Female Leaders Resign Within Weeks of Each Other. Is the Culprit Domestic Unpopularity or the Patriarchy of Politics?
Photo Credit: Alamy (left); MSNBC (middle); Al Jazeera/Reuters (right) By Molly Ruebe-HaigStaff Writer When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation on January 18th 2023, the world was shocked. “I’m leaving, because with such a privileged role comes responsibility… I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have…
No Sex Outside of Marriage: Indonesia’s Controversial New Criminal Code
Photo Credit: The Economic Times By Isana RajaManaging Editor Indonesia bans sex outside of marriage in a new criminal code passed on December 6, 2022. If caught, unmarried couples could be jailed for up to a year, and couples who live together out of wedlock could be jailed for up to six months. The criminal…
Rising Up and Reinventing the Playing-Field: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Disparity Against Women in Honduras
Honduras currently holds one of the highest incidences of femicide and continues to perpetuate norms that result in unacceptable violence against women. Understanding the main sources that contribute towards such violence and likely avenues for rectification are therefore paramount to addressing the issue.