Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2007
Khadija Teri from Libya tells us about her day of confrontations – and how she stood up for her rights.
Lebanese Failasoof announces that civil marriages are the way forward in Lebanon.
Kuwaiti women are showing off their best shoes in these links – here, here and here.
Time to do something about the state Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS): Anegdote is considering the options.
Noemi is not happy with the internet search result for the word Filipina. The blogger is urging fellow bloggers from Philippines to collectively beat the porn and smut marketers by actively using the keyword on their blogs and linking them to non-porn sites
Old Man has some wise words for people who want to test the fidelity of their lovers. “Testing is bad. Because half of those tested would definitely fail. At the very least, it will bring doubt to the relationship. Doubt is not good to a relationship.”
Voice of South on a woman's life turning around thanks to micro-credit and telecom.
IndianMuslims.In on why the Presidential candidate is in trouble. Apparently women lack leadership skills, are too candid and are easily overwhelmed by emotions.
Nepal Monitor on combating trafficking and sex slavery in Nepal.
Egypt is launching a national campaign against female circumcision (Genital Mutilation) writes Ibn Al Dunya.
Wassim from Syria gives us a bird's view into the life of Iraqi prostitutes in Syria, claiming that there are around 50,000 of them in his country.
Alive in Baghdad brings us a video of a protest in Adhamiya earlier this year against the arrest of Iraqi women.
Nepal Monitor asks “But is there any causal relationship between women empowerment at the grassroots and women empowerment at the top political positions and vice versa?”
With so much happening on the ground, this week many of the blogs by Palestinians, and those focused on Palestinian issues, have kept their attention on the ongoing events in Gaza. Ayesha Saldanha reviews what Palestinian and other bloggers had to say about the civil war in Gaza, the World Refugee Day and conversations over picking thyme.
As usual, this week's Kuwait round up by Abdullatif Al Omar addresses a number of issues including the disappearance of people in summer, Kuwait's unwritten traffic code, the attack of a Kuwaiti diplomat in Iran and the plight of mothers who cannot be considered as legal guardians for their children - simply because they are women.
Blank Noise Project has photographs from an event “Walk the Night” in Bangalore – protesting against street sexual harassment.
Reaseau sida Afrique writes about HIV-positive women who have been abandoned [Fr] by their husbands or families, and are left to raise their children on their own.
Thanks to Forever Under Construction we can see slide show of the performance, with excerpts and an interview with Gord-Afarid, Fatemeh Habibizad, the first Iranian woman Naqqal – a performer reading and enacting stories of the celebrated Persian epic The Book of Kings: the revival of the traditional storytelling.
Genderstan discusses men's health as a gender issue in Kyrgyzstan, noting that deleterious cultural attitudes about masculinity are often ignored.
Indian Muslim Blog on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate's comments on the veils and the Mughals.
varnam on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate who stated that the veil was introduced to India by the Mughals.