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· June, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2007

Brunei: Of Love and Trust

  28 June 2007

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.”

Nepal: Women and Empowerment

  25 June 2007

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 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.

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 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.

India: Walk the Night

  22 June 2007

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

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 reading and enacting stories of the celebrated Persian epic The Book of Kings: the revival of the traditional storytelling.

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