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Standing up to everyday sexism

She was sick and tired of rude comments on the bus and inappropriate groping in crowds, so one young Londoner has been sending a clear message to other women: You don’t have to tolerate sexism.

Listen to the report by Joanna Impey in London:

Laura Bates

Laura Bates even took on Facebook – with success (Photo: J. Impey)

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Laura has used Twitter to encourage women to share their experiences (Photo: J. Impey)

Underground station in the UK

The underground can be an uncomfortable experience (Photo: J. Impey)

Laura Bates with MP Caroline Lucas

Laura (second from left) has gotten support from British MP Caroline Lucas (second from right) (Photo: J. Impey)

 

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First published on 25 June 2013

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Tuesday 26.08.2014 | 16:23

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Standing up to everyday sexism

She was sick and tired of rude comments on the bus and inappropriate groping in crowds, so one young Londoner has been sending a clear message to other women: You don’t have to tolerate sexism.

Listen to the report by Joanna Impey in London:

Standing up to everyday sexism

Laura Bates

Laura Bates even took on Facebook – with success (Photo: J. Impey)

Mobile phone

Laura has used Twitter to encourage women to share their experiences (Photo: J. Impey)

Underground station in the UK

Taking the underground can be an uncomfortable experience (Photo: J. Impey)

Laura Bates with MP Caroline Lucas

Laura (second from left) has gotten support from British MP Caroline Lucas (second from right) (Photo: J. Impey)

More about the Everyday Sexism Project on their Website.

Follow the Everyday Sexism Project on Twitter.

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Tuesday 25.06.2013 | 13:04

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Being black in Brazil

Brazilians with an African background deal with racism and a lack of representation. Roberta heads a small NGO that works to reaffirm Afro-Brazilian identity, build girls’ self-esteem and discuss prejudice in daily life.

Listen to the report by Milton Bragatti in Sao Paulo:

Being black in Brazil

Roberta Melo

Roberta Melo

Young women's meeting

Young women meet from the Frida Kahlo Association

Roberta Melo

Roberta speaks at a meeting

View the Frida Kahlo Association’s brochure online.

Date

Tuesday 14.08.2012 | 13:26

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Rapping for better future

Columbian rapper Diana Avella has made a successful career for herself challenging gender stereotypes. Now, through her hip hop music, she is inspiring young girls to do the same. Through a network she runs, Diana is helping young girls achieve the same self-confidence she has. Watch this DW video to hear Diana’s story.

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Thursday 21.06.2012 | 08:59

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Canadian high school student campaigns for gay rights

Driving along the wide highway streets of Mississauga towards St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School, you’ll pass a gas station, a Mercedes-Benz dealership and a handful of barren shopping plazas. The suburb of Mississauga, about a 45-minute drive from the economic center of Canada in Toronto, isn’t the most exciting place for a teenager. Seventeen-year-old Leanne Iskander says there’s not much to do there aside from going to the mall. She doesn’t do that often either. She’s looking forward to the end of the school year, when she can escape to Toronto for university, where she hopes to study history or political science.

For now, Leanne is stuck at St. Joe’s, battling her school principal and the Catholic school board for a Gay Straight Alliance club. At age 11, Leanne began thinking she wasn’t straight. Now she calls herself “gender queer.” Leanne explains that she doesn’t conform to either male or female gender norms. When she proposed initiating a Gay Straight Alliance club a year ago, she thought the principal would allow it. Instead, it raised a debate that went all the way to the Catholic school board and the Premier of Ontario. Now, gay Catholic students across the province are asking Leanne for advice in starting their own Gay Straight Alliance clubs.

Listen to the report by Carmelle Wolfson:

Canadian high school student campaigns for gay rights

Leanne Eskander

Leanne is looking forward to university

Leanne Eskander's bag

Leanne is bold with her opinions

Date

Tuesday 06.03.2012 | 13:27

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