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· July, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2007

Jordan: Light Sentence for Murderer

Jordanian Natasha Tynes is having difficulties understanding why a Jordanian court halved the sentence of a man accused of murdering his own daughter.

Kuwait: Marriage Trends

Financy sums up marriage trends in Kuwait in the following post.

Sri Lanka: Illegal Abortions

Beyond Borders on the consequences of abortion being illegal in Sri Lanka – pointing out that the 300,000 illegal abortions in the country are a silent genocide if a person...

Arabeyes: Singers Banned in Syria and Terrorist Arabs at All Airports

A number of female Arab singers have been banned from singing in Syria - to put a limit to moral corruption. In another development, Arabs seem to be targeted at...

Jordan: Sexual Diseases

Jordanian Hareega has been transfered to the sexually transmitted diseases clinic – as a doctor- and has spilled some beans here. Hareega works in the US.

Palestine: The Plight of Women

Instead of the usual political banter, this week's view into the Palestinian blogosphere will focus on women - join Jillian York for a glimpse into what female bloggers (or those...

Touring Libyan Blogs: Health Sector, Old Ladies, Confrontating a Racist Bully, Globetrotting and Another Libyan Writer

The case of the Bulgarian nurses (and the Palestinian doctor) is already fading into history - while speculation rages if they have been bought off, whether they were guilty or...

Russia: High-Heeled Sprint

Siberian Light reports on this year's high-heeled sprint that took place in St. Petersburg this past weekend.

Kuwait: One Year

It's been a year since someone broke Desert Girl‘s heart, who expresses her feelings in this intense post.

American Blogger in the land of “Down with USA”

View from Iran has always been a very attractive blog for me. An American blogger based in Iran writes about her daily experiences in the land of “down with America”....

Fighting HIV/AIDS in ‘post-Islamist’ Sudan

Despite the challenges of preventing the spread of HIV in what remains a deeply conservative society, a Tunisian blogger working in Sudan's national AIDS prevention program observes a growing openness...

Uzbekistan: Domestic violence, a prison for Uzbek Paris Hiltons and “Iran, go home!”

This week on Uzbekstani blogs: The difficult role of women in society and domestic violence stand in stark contrast to the flamboyant life of the president's daughter. Also, a young...

Bangla blogs discuss evolution – Of life, blogs and women power

What is blogging all about? Is it about sharing one's daily life and/or thoughts with the rest of the world? Is it then an autobiography of sorts? Can a blog...

India: Women, abortions and the Government

Kafila on the girl-child in India, the government's alarming proposals to stop sex-selective abortions and the impact it has on women's control over their bodies.

India: On Marriage

Wannabe Indian Punkster comes up with a list of reasons to not get married.

Bahrain: First Female Bloggers Meeting

The First Female Bloggers meeting was held in Bahrain and Gardens of Sand brings us the reactions.

India At 60: New Book on Partition of India, First Woman President and A Film on Gandhi's Son

A couple of weeks from now on August 15th and 14th, India and Pakistan will celebrate their 60th year of Independence. What stands out in stark contrast is the differences...

Podcast: Intro to the Nari Jibon Project

Just three weeks ago the Nari Jibon center in Dhaka, Bangladesh was announced as one of five recipients of the first round of Rising Voices outreach grants. This introductory podcast...

Bahrain: Homeless Woman

Bahraini emoodz is enraged at the plight of a homeless woman.

Armenia: Shadow matriarchy?

One Armenian World looks at the predominant role of the Armenian mother – and in how far this cements the oppression of young child-bearing women.

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