This Week Around the World

Feb. 2 Bir al-Abd, Egypt: A group of at least six masked individuals planted several explosive devices and exploded a natural gas pipeline that connected Israel to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula….

Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City the day after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2019. The sign says "No nací mujer para morir por serlo"- "I was not born a woman to die for being it". Thayne Tuason/Wikimedia Commons

Death of 26-year-old activist leads to ‘femicide’ protests in Latin America

The slaying of 26-year-old Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre on Jan. 18 has fueled demonstrations against “femicide,” or the act of murder based on ones gender in areas of Latin…