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· January, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2008

Saudi Arabia: Women Right's Group Soon

Lou from Saudi Arabia reports that her country will establish a women's rights group.

Saudi Arabia: Women Football Players

Saudi women are now given a chance to show off their sportsmanship, according to Muneeb, who says that female Saudi women football players staged their first public match.

India: Divorce and Women

Ultra Violet on the increasing instances of divorce in India, what it means in terms of autonomy for women and perspectives on divorce.

European Court of Human Rights Condemns France on Homosexual Adoption

In Martinique, Le Blog de Moi doesn't know whether to vomit or dying laughing from some of the online commentary surrounding the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to condemn...

Iran:”Women Magazine” was banned

Razeno informs [Fa] us that “Women Magazine” after being published for 16 years,was banned by Iranian government today,on 28th of January.The blogger says that this magazine published an article about...

India: Defending arranged marriages

Hip Hop Grandmom writes a post defending the idea of arranged marriages.

Bangladesh: Dowry and Women

Bangladesh from our view writes on the issue of dowry system in the country.

Bahrain: Highbrow to Eyebrow

“Before moving to Bahrain I had never touched my eyebrows,” writes Bint Battuta, who has since caved in to pressure and religiously follows threaders around.

Saudi's Women Drivers

El Naar links to an article which discusses Saudi Arabia's plan to allow female drivers.

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko and Bohatyryova

Dan McMinn returns to Ukraine and resumes blogging at Orange Ukraine; one of his first posts is on two Ukrainian women politicians: Yulia Tymoshenko and Raisa Bohatyryova.

Kuwait: 42pc Women in Labour Force

From Kuwait, Fonzy sheds light on labour statistics in the oil-rich country – where women make up 42 per cent of the work force.

Nari Jibon: Bloggers discussing education, emancipation and poverty

Since July Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted more than 170 articles (in both Bangla and English). Today we feature their stories about their livelihoods and their perspectives...

Kyrgyzstan: Seamstresses come out of the shadows

Genderstan sheds light on women in Kyrgyzstan working as seamstresses in very harsh conditions — in small rooms stuffed with sewing machines and people, sewing day and night for prices...

Uzbekistan: Nadira's Story

Ben links to a few stories discussing Nadira Alieva’s new London theatre show, in which she recounts her life before and after she met ex-ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray.

India: Sex and 40

head start reacts to a post that seems to assume that women in India don't have a sex life after the age of 40.

Bahrain: State Acts as Religious Policeman

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif brings us the story of Maya, whose marriage in India and conversion into Hinduism led the Bahraini authorities to confiscate her passport.

Bahrain: Letter to King

Bahraini political activist Abduljalil Al Singace reposts an open letter sent to Bahrain's King Hamad from Frontline, who express their deep concern following an attack on women during a demonstration...

Barbados: Opposition Leader Sworn In

Cheese-on-bread! says: “Mottley created history since she is the first female Opposition Leader in Barbados”.

South Korea: New President to Close the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

Jamie from Two Koreas blogs about women organizations’ petition against the newly elected president Lee Myung Bak's plan to close the ministry of Gender Equality and Family.

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