Femen began in Ukraine as a movement against the national sex trade.

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It is difficult for a news editor not to publish beautiful women with perfect breasts getting naked for liberal causes, and since its…

In solidarity, Kurdish men began posting photos of themselves in drag to Facebook.

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In April 2011, a court in Mariwan, Iran, sentenced a male criminal to be paraded around in a red dress and headscarf as public…

In 2008, Wajeha al-Huwaider uploaded a video of herself driving on a public road in Saudi Arabia.

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In March 2008, Wajeha al-Huwaider posted a short video of herself driving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a country where women are banned from…

Last June, a woman set herself on fire about every three days in Herat, Afghanistan.

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Last June, a woman set herself on fire about every three days in Herat, Afghanistan. That’s an improvement – in June 2012, the city’s…

How to protest with banknotes

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The dying woman pictured on this Iranian banknote is Neda Agha-Soltan. In June 2009, a video of her murder at an anti-government protest…

When the Islamic Republic of Iran was founded, its Supreme Leader created the Basij militia.

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One in every six citizens is a member, says the government. Only a few are allowed to carry weapons, but many train with AK-47s, just in…

Otpor! got its symbols and strategies from the book, From Dictatorship to Democracy, by Gene Sharp.

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“The Second World War was just finishing; atomic weapons were new; European colonialism was still widespread; there was racial…

Making a Speech, Egypt.

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On January 18, 2011, a 26-year-old computer company employee named Asmaa Mahfouz posted a YouTube video calling on Egyptians to gather…