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· June, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2007

Libya: Day of Confrontations

Khadija Teri from Libya tells us about her day of confrontations – and how she stood up for her rights.

Lebanon: Civil Marriages

Lebanese Failasoof announces that civil marriages are the way forward in Lebanon.

Kuwait: Best Shoes

Kuwaiti women are showing off their best shoes in these links – here, here and here.

Serbia: Bad TV

Time to do something about the state Radio and Television of Serbia (RTS): Anegdote is considering the options.

Philippines: Taking back the “Sexy Filipina” Search Keyword

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...

Brunei: Of Love and Trust

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...

Bangladesh: Changing Lives

Voice of South on a woman's life turning around thanks to micro-credit and telecom.

India: Why women don't make the cut in Politics

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: Trafficking and Sex Slavery

Nepal Monitor on combating trafficking and sex slavery in Nepal.

Egypt: Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt is launching a national campaign against female circumcision (Genital Mutilation) writes Ibn Al Dunya.

50,000 Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

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.

Iraq: Women's Arrests Spark Protest

Alive in Baghdad brings us a video of a protest in Adhamiya earlier this year against the arrest of Iraqi women.

Nepal: Women and Empowerment

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?”

Palestine: A Classic Case of Divide and Rule?

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...

Kuwait: Give Women More Rights

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...

India: Walk the Night

Blank Noise Project has photographs from an event “Walk the Night” in Bangalore – protesting against street sexual harassment.

HIV-positive women abandoned by their husbands

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.

Iran:A woman revives the traditional stroytelling

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...

Kyrgyzstan: Men's Health

Genderstan discusses men's health as a gender issue in Kyrgyzstan, noting that deleterious cultural attitudes about masculinity are often ignored.

India: Stereotypes and Veils

Indian Muslim Blog on the controversy surrounding a Presidential candidate's comments on the veils and the Mughals.

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