· December, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2006

Bahamas: Police brutality

  29 December 2006

Lynn Sweeting calls for an immediate investigation into police brutality in the Bahamas: “I call on the police force to recognize the enormity of this crisis in their ranks, and to assume that most men and women applying to the college are the products of violent homes, and to make...

Ukraine: Ruslana Against Human Trafficking

  27 December 2006

The Natashas – “a blog for those interested in fighting the scourge of human trafficking of women and men, girls and boys, especially for purposes of sexual exploitation” – posts a link to an anti-human trafficking video by Ukrainian pop singer and PM Ruslana.

China: 100 Outstanding Mothers

  25 December 2006

Granite Studio comments on the recent announcement by the government on the 100 outstanding Mothers in China. The blogger notices that such practice is not new.

China: blogender

  22 December 2006

An online test (zh) about blogger's gender by analyising the language in the blogpost.

Arabisc: Moroccan Authorities Lack Humour, says Blogger

  21 December 2006

In Morocco, a newspaper is being sued for publishing an article on jokes which Moroccans enjoy. Blogger Hjiouij thinks its not discussing religious issues that the authorities object to in print but rather any attempt to ridicule Moroccan King Mohammed the Fifth. قبل دقائق خمس أعلنت التلفزة الرسمية أن الوزير...

Philippines: US Soldier Convicted of Rape

  21 December 2006

Early this month, US Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Smith was found guilty by a local court of raping a Filipina woman while three other co-accused soldiers were acquitted. This was the first time a US soldier was tried by a local court ever since the government allowed the entry of...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Stacy Wilson

  18 December 2006

In the wake of 21-year-old Stacy Wilson's gruesome murder, Abeni is both angered and saddened: “We are a nation reeling in horror with too many of us having seen the unimaginable. It just cannot be business as usual with our collective psyche so badly damaged. We need to unite, share...

Bahamas: Case Update

  11 December 2006

Nicolette Bethel refers to Lynn Sweeting's update about the case of the woman that the Bahamian police took into custody without allowing her to put on any clothes.

Senegal: Youth Crisis and Cultural Revolution

  9 December 2006

Le Pangolin blames (Fr) the mass emigration attempts of the young in Senegal and Africa and increasing prostitution among young women on a crisis affecting this majority age group. The blogger lists nine causes of the crisis including the lack of services for youth and for young women specifically, the...

What the Saudis are Talking About

  8 December 2006

So far, the topic of “woman driving” has resurfaced, a rape case sentencing made headlines, women doctors were asked to leave a lecture hall while men doctors were allowed to stay, and bearded men raided a stage. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. On the case of...

Bangladesh: Starting Over

  8 December 2006

Morris the pen on starting over. “This is part of a series of articles in the press raising awareness about survivors of rape, trafficking and other trauma.”

Indonesia: Religious Leaders and Polygamy

  8 December 2006

maverickysm blogs about two leading personalities in Indonesia, one the head of the ruling party's islamic affairs and other a popular islamic preacher. They are both getting a lot of attention in Indonesia for affair outside marriage and polygamous marriage respectively.

Africa: women are reshaping Africa

  7 December 2006

Women are reshaping the African political landscape, “But African women's rising power is measured not just in numbers. In Liberia, the same women who bore the brunt of the country's more than two decades of war are the ones leading the struggle for peace and carving out a new economic...

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