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· October, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2007

Egypt: Free Women

Egypt Guy from Egypt posts this video by Egyptian Ahmed Sharif which calls for the freedom of women from religious associations.

Algeria: There's Water Everywhere

Read Algerian blogger Nouri‘s post to learn why his father's friend told him: “There's water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!”

Russia: Miss Russia 2007

The Turkish Invasion blogs about Miss Russia 2007 contest.

Armenia: Homophobic Advert

Blogian posts a photograph of an advertisement for a rap party in Yerevan named after a historical Armenian site in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan. Hrag Vartanian says that the...

Armenia: Gender Politics

With several examples in mind elsewhere around the world, Unzipped: Gay Armenia wonders if Armenia shouldn't have a woman president. Despite the patriarchal nature of Armenia and the Caucasus itself,...

Turkey: An Armenian in Istanbul

Despite warnings from fellow Armenians, Lara Aha at Life in Armenia visited Istanbul in Turkey last week to attend a seminar on women in conflict zones. The Diasporan blogger now...

Brazil: Reforming Abortion Laws

Cecilia Sardenberg, in “The right to abortion: briefing from Brazil” at OpenDemocracy.net, tells about the heated debate over reforms to Brazil's outdated abortion laws that has intensified across the country...

Korea: Can a Law Change Society and People's Perspectives?

Korean bloggers discuss a new bill that would prohibit discrimination against homosexuals in Korea. There are many opposing views, but some netizens welcome this new law and ask for a...

Jordan: Media and Elections Snippets

Jordanian Lina Ejeilat shares with us snippets of news about media and the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections in this post. Among the snippets is an article about 46 women from...

South Korea: Crime Against Women

Robert Koehler shows how gender, race and crime are mingled together in journalistic report.

Egypt: Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

Egyptian blogger Hatshepsut links to an article which discusses the plight of Iraqi refugee women in Syria, who have turned to prostitution to support their families and children.

Syria: On Female Circumcision

Syrian blogger Wassim talks about female circumcision, Hejab (headscarf) and rebels without a clue in this post.

Bangladesh: Bloggers mobilise against domestic violence

(Logo credit: Amnesty International) October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the USA, devoted to connecting battered women’s advocates across the nation to work together to end violence against women...

Lebanon: On how to become a political leader

Cold Desert dissects some political prototypes. In this post, he explains how to become a political leader: “there is a single prerequisite; you need to be the son of a...

Pakistan: Women and Harassment

All Things Pakistan on the harassment and bullying women face at the workplace or in school.

India: Heroines and Cinema

Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa has a hilarious but telling post on the various stereotypes that heroines in films are slotted into.

Russia: Beautiful Women

Natalia Antonova writes: “One of the most popular posts in the Russian blogosphere […] as of late was a simple “post pictures of women you consider beautiful” on some dude’s...

Iran:Iranian lovers in trouble in 8 photos

Husband shows in 8 photos how two Iranian lovers were controled by a security agent and got into trouble.The agent checked their identity cards and found out they are not...

Iran:Medical Student Commits Suicide after being Arrested

Kamangir reports that Zahra Bani Amer ,a twenty-seven-year-old medical student, committed suicide in a prison in Hamedan Province, after she was arrested by the Sharia Police.Zahra was arrested two days...

Morocco: Seven Women Ministers

“Morocco got a new government on Monday after nearly a month of tough negotiations, with seven women among the 34 ministers – and none from the Islamic party that placed...

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