China passed its first law against domestic violence in 2015, but a key part of the legislation—issuing restraining orders against abusers—has not been properly implemented, putting women at risk. In an email interview, the University of Kent’s Andrea den Boer discusses women’s rights in China.
On New Year’s Eve, a man in southeastern Brazil shot and killed his ex-wife, their son and 10 other people, before taking his own life. The incident was the latest example of the rampant violence against women in Brazil. In an email interview, Sueann Caulfield discusses women’s rights in Brazil.
Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called women who work “half persons,” sparking outrage among many liberal Turks, though his statement resonated with the country’s conservative majority. In an email interview, Melinda Negrón-Gonzales discusses women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey.