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· November, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2006

Kurdistance: It's Quiet Out Here

One of the hardest things about reporting on various blogospheres is the natural ebb and flow of people's writings. The past two weeks in the Kurdish blogosphere have been strangely...

Egypt: The Right to Love

“What causes sons to hate their mothers, fathers to target their daughters and husbands to persecute their wives? Have Adam and Eve not co-existed long enough for love and mutual...

Cayman Islands, SVG: Sexual harrassment

Mighty Afroditee in Grand Cayman and Abeni in St. Vincent find themselves in situations where they are touched inappropriately by men.

Trinidad & Tobago: Violence against women

To mark the 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence, Titlayo has pledged to write 16 posts on the subject of violence against women. Today, she writes about the situation...

China: open against hidden shamelessness

ESWN translates an interview in the Southern Weekend with actress Zhang Yu, who has been posting videos of her trading sexual favors with directors and producers in return for film...

Armenia: Women in Action

Onnik Krikorian and Zarchka both report on a recent rally in Yerevan to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Barbados: Machismo and domestic violence against men

Two radio personalities make light of a news report about a barrister who has reminded Barbadian men that the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act offers protection to them as well...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

More than 300,000 Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday to elect 40 Municipal Councillors and another 40 Members of Parliament. This is the second time Bahrainis vote in their...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean film-maker wins first prize

A Zimbabwean filmmaker, Tawanda Gunda Mupengo, wins first prize at the Dakar Film Festival for his short film, Spell My Name, “The film is about a young albino girl sexually...

Iran:Iranian Women Go to the Sea

Kosoof has published a photo showing how Iranian women go to the sea.

India: The NRI Marriage and Dowry

A blogger at Together We Bond shares a heartbreaking story of a marriage that fails because of the husband's demand for dowry. “Then came the expectations. He wanted $25000 from...

India: Karva Chauth, women and their husbands

The Mad Momma reflects on the ritual of Karva Chauth – a fast kept by married women to pray for their husbands to live long. “Does your husband not love...

Egypt: Cairo's women speak out against violence

In the run-up to the annual global campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Egypt's First Lady, Suzanne Mubarak, addressing a meeting of the Arab Women's Organisation, issued...

Freedom for Egyptians reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak rejected a request to ban the Niqab (full face cover for women) in his country.

Pakistan: Women from Islamabad

Metroblogging Islamabad profiles women from the city who have featured prominently in the public arena. “Here are five of the top movers and shakers based out of Islamabad who can...

Latin America: Blogómana

Blogómana [ES] is a new directory of Spanish-language blogs by women.

South Korea: too young

Andy Jackson in Marmot's hole worries that the national human rights commission's criticism against the Asiana and Korean Air’s policy of hiring women crewmembers that are no older than 25...

Bahamas: Police brutalise woman

Lynn Sweeting writes a powerful appeal to the Bahamian public to register their outrage at the treatment of a woman who was brutally taken from her home — wearing only...

Lebanon: Campaigns, Politics and Photos

A wide variety of topics were highlighted in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. There are campaigns against sectarianism, child abuse and AIDS as well as minorities speaking out. There are...

Pakistan: Blog-o-success

As part of my extremely philanthropic nature, (which not only parallels but also surpasses the likes of George Soros, Warran Buffet and Bill Gates some say) I have decided to...

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