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· December, 2006

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2006

Bahamas: Police brutality

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...

Estonia: A New Republic Piece

Itching for Eestimaa reviews a travel piece on Estonia in the latest New Republic.

The Blogoma backs Nichane while the major Moroccan Media ignore it

Morocco is celebrating Eid ul Adha next Sunday, so Merry Eid from the Moroccan Blogosphere(Blogoma). Let's joke about…Baby! The controversy over Nichane continues its escalation. Actually, and according to Farid...

Ukraine: Ruslana Against Human Trafficking

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...

China: 100 Outstanding Mothers

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.

Iran: The word “women” is no more filtered

According to FreeKeyboard the word “women” is not any more filtered in Iran [Fa].

China: blogender

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

Arabisc: Moroccan Authorities Lack Humour, says Blogger

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...

Philippines: US Soldier Convicted of Rape

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...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Stacy Wilson

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...

Botswana: Girls Leading Our World

Heather writes on Bots Blog about her experience at the 2nd annual Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World) in Botswana.

Cambodia: Life of a Karaoke Girl

Vutha talks to Karaoke girl in Cambodia and describes her life.

Bahamas: Case Update

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.

Russia: Female Bodyguards

Copydude writes about Russian female bodyguards.

Senegal: Youth Crisis and Cultural Revolution

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...

Iran:Demonstration against the compulsory veil 27 years ago

Azarmehr has published,thanks to YouTube,a video showing a demonstration against the compulsory veil in early post revolution days.

What the Saudis are Talking About

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...

Bangladesh: Starting Over

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.”

Barbados: Men vs. Violence vs. Women

Gallimaufry quotes from Pearl Cleage's poem “Good Brother Blues” in her call for men to take an active role in ending violence against women.

Indonesia: Religious Leaders and Polygamy

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...

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