The U.S. ranks as the 19th most dangerous country for women, 11th in maternal mortality, 30th in closing the gender pay gap, 75th in women’s political representation, and painfully lacks paid family leave and equal access to health care. But Ms. has always understood: Feminist movements around the world hold answers to some of the U.S.’s most intractable problems. Ms. Global is taking note of feminists worldwide.
Tag: Australia and the Pacific Islands
People Are Finally Paying Attention to AAPI Voters. But For How Long?
Although we are often treated as a monolith, the AAPI community includes people from more than 30 countries and ethnic subpopulations speaking more than 100 languages. Once the elections are all over, lots of campaigns and organizations will pack their bags and leave until the next time they need something. But our communities need long term investment that acknowledges all AAPI voices and then listens to them.
Qatar and Us: The Violation of Women’s Bodies Has a Long History Among Western Nations
After multiple women were subject to invasive physical examinations after a newborn infant was found in the trash in Hamad International Airport in Qatar, it was framed as a one-off example of a human rights violation.
What those women endured in Qatar was horrifying, but the practice is one with a long global history.
“Governments should be as outraged at the conduct of the United States and their ongoing invasive and unnecessary inspections of female genitalia as they are at Qatar.”
Women, Not Witches
Ms. looks inside the growing effort to halt witch burnings in Papua New Guinea.
Sweet Success for Women in Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, the Women’s Business Resource Centre is training women how to become economically independent—and their support empowered Euphimea Leahy to overcome an abusive marriage and open a cake-making business.
The Ms. Q&A: Why Papua New Guinean Filmmaker Katherine Reki is Zooming in on Witchcraft
Katherine Reki punctuates the end of each sentence with exuberant laughter, as if the world is a place of great joy. This is more a reflection of her good nature, because the focus of her work as an emerging filmmaker—”A Mother’s Blood,” about witchcraft accusations in Papua New Guinea—is anything but a laughing matter.
How Australia’s Menstrual Avengers Won Their War on the Tampon Tax
Australia’s feminist superheroes won an 18-year battle against a “luxury tax.”
Jacinda Ardern’s Maternity Leave is a Milestone
When Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, gave birth last week, she became only the second elected world leader to do so while in office—and the first to take maternity leave.
Child Care Workers are Striking for Economic and Gender Justice in Australia
Late last week, hundreds of childcare centers across Australia shut their doors in order for their workers, historically underpaid and widely under-appreciated, to walk off the job as part of a national strike for higher wages.
Australia Must Address Domestic Violence
Judging by our domestic violence rate, women are not “mates” in Australia—and never have been.