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· January, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2007

Africa: women's rights, Africa and China

Sociolingo's Africa blog has a post about a new book by Fahamu on Women's rights, Africa and China, “The traditional perception of African women is that they face grinding poverty...

China: population policy

Xueyong suggested that by improving rural women's education, China can achieve a better population policy (zh).

Morocco: War between Village Women!

Cory Driver, an American who lives in Morocco, withnessed a hilarious war between the women of a village he was visiting. “All the grown women.. were throwing grown-women-sized-rocks at each...

South Asia: Forced marriages in the UK

A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous...

Kuwait: What is a Muhajababe?

K the Kuwaiti has just come across an interesting book, which he has ordered online, provided, of course, it gets past the Kuwaiti customs! The book is entitled Muhajababes: Meet...

Iran:3 Female Journalists were arrested in airport

According to Zanestan 3 female journalists and activits for women's rights were arrested today in Iran while they wanted to take a trip to India to participate in a workshop...

Israel: Jamming Against Forced Prostitution

Tel Avivian blogger Yohay Elam today attended a jamming session to make noise against forced prostitution. “Hundreds of women are held against their will in central cities in Israel, and...

Russia: Roma Wedding and Christmas

The flag of the Roma people. According to Wikipedia, it “was approved at the First World Romani Congress in 1971, held in London, UK. The flag consists of a background...

Afghanistan: Prospering Women

Josh Foust, writing at Registan.net, says that when Afghani women are left to their own devices, they prosper.

Former Yugoslavia: Intermarriage

Halfway Down the Danube writes on “intermarriage, Yugoslav versus American style.”

Arabisc: Hijab-clad Doll Under Fire in Tunisia

This is Fulla, the Hijab-clad Arab Muslim adaptation of the decadent West's Barbie doll. Our Barbie wears the Hijab (head scarf) and Islamic attire – a long dress with long...

Poland: HIV and Politics

The beatroot writes about the politics surrounding the case of the African refugee infecting women with HIV: “This time it's not AIDS and gays, however, it’s AIDS and Africans.”

Jordan: Segregated Weddings

Jordanian blogger Khalidah Mufleh is just back from a segregated wedding in Jordan, where the women and men attend separate parties. “I am against these kinds of parties because chaos...

Israel: Segregated Bus Lines

Writing in Jewlicious, Israeli blogger Laya complains about segregated buses, in which men sit in front and women at the back in Israel. “(W)omen have reported being threatened, harassed and...

Europe: Bulgarain Xenophobic MEP

“It’s about time EU politics had some entertainment again,” writes Europhobia. The ‘entertainment’ is the 23-year-old Bulgarian MEP Dimitar Stoyanov, known for the anti-Semitic and anti-Roma views he's not trying...

Malawi/Zambia: Remembering John Chilembwe, Debate Over Using Yahoo Messenger At Work and ICTs and Gender Based Violence

Malawian blogger Soyapi Mumba is excited about the introduction of Internet and Pay-Per-View TV services by Malawi Telecom (MTL): Malawi's Internet infrastructure, especially to people's homes, is very poor and...

Japan: kogal phenomenon

Neomarxism has an informative post about the kogal phenomenon in Japan: For foreigners looking at Japan from abroad, the kogal appeared to be empowered young women forming a revolutionary army...

The Global Voices Show #4

Finally — the fourth episode of The Global Voices Show has landed! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: - The IndiCast (India) – also see Global...

Cambodia: Getting Married to the Family

Vutha writes about the tradional marriages in Cambodia and the customs associated with such a marriage including the dowry that the groom's family has to pay to to the bride's...

India: Motherhood and Technology

The Mad Momma on mommy blogging, technology and communication and its contribution to making motherhood a slightly different experience. “Yet here we are, tech savvy women, changing templates (!), mailing...

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