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· May, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2006

South Africa: Women in the academy

Singing South Africaness comments on the tendency for moview to portray female professors as old maids and goes on to discuss women in the academy and why so many fit...

Sudan: Women prisoners released

Sudanese Thinker reports that the Sudanese government has ordered the release of all women imprisoned for brewing illegal alcohol.

South Africa: Anthology of lesbian writings

Acoustic Motorbike reviews a newly released Anthology of writings from South African lesbians entitled. “Sometimes X, Sometimes Y” which she describes as “It is a beautiful, moving anthology of personal...

Latest in the Francophone Caribbean Blogosphere

Nepal: Sujata Koirla

Nepali Netbook profiles a daring woman Sujata Koirla and her role in Nepali politics – “Perhaps the most controversial woman during Nepal’s 1990-2002 brush with democracy, she went on to...

Cambodia: Promotion Girl

Vutha in Cambodia looks at the life of Promotion Girls – girls hired to sell products in streetside cafes and markets.

India: Women and Helplines

Smita has a positive experience with a helpline for women, as some fellow passengers in the bus seem to need more than just gentle nudging.

Serbia & Montenegro: Photos of the Missing Albanians of Kosovo

Doug Muir of A Fistful of Euros writes about a wall of photos of 2,000 missing Albanians next to the government building in Pristina, Kosovo, the story behind these photos...

Japan: Love, death and money

Japundit‘s JP summarizes the details in one of the hottest news stories in Japan right now, one “that involves deception, betrayal, greed, murder and many of the other trappings of...

African women’s voices this week

Now and again, the question ‘where are African women bloggers?’ is asked by people who, despite the proliferation of African women’s blogs and the weekly updates on Global Voices, do...

Haiti: Mother's Day

“In Haiti May 28 is a day of celebration of Haitian mothers,” says blogger (Fr) AyitiCherieConnexion. “I'd like to say: Happy Mothers’ day to all the women of Haiti, whether...

Senegal: Conversations on Drowned Migrants

Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme has been keeping a close eye on thousands of migrants from Senegal who have attempted to reach Europe on clandestine rafts since the beginning of the year....

What do Bloggers say about Rural India?

While reading different blogs, I have often read that in India blogging reflects a very middle class mindset. So, I thought even if it is true what do Indian blogs...

Up close with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

One of Africa's most powerful women

Zambia: violence against women

Zambian blog, Real Life of a Journalist writes on “the undeniable fear of men by women“Men that inflict suffering through pain or other forms of abuse on women only show...

Somalia: Appeal by Women

Marians Blog posts an appeal made by Somali women in 2004 – reminding us once again of the impact of conflict on women and the role women play in nation...

Argentina: “Northern soul, boobs, and comics”

Liz Henry introduces the Argentine feminist blog Pescado Rabioso [ES].

China: Blogger beauty pageant

The winner of a recent blogger beauty pageant which wrapped up in Beijing earlier this month walked away with $10,000 in prizes and all the fans she could ever want....

Zimbabwe: Arrest of WOZA members

This is Zimbabwe reports on the arrest of 4 women members of WOZA on Monday by Zimbabwean security forces.

Russia: “Russophiles and Reality”

Megan Case muses on what it's like to be a female Russophile living in Russia.

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