Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2008
Lou from Saudi Arabia reports that her country will establish a women's rights group.
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.
Ultra Violet on the increasing instances of divorce in India, what it means in terms of autonomy for women and perspectives on divorce.
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 France [Fr] for refusing to allow homosexual adoption.
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 “martyrdom seekers”. Article's title was “they go to be killed in order to kill”.You can see the cover of the...
Hip Hop Grandmom writes a post defending the idea of arranged marriages.
Bangladesh from our view writes on the issue of dowry system in the country.
“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.
El Naar links to an article which discusses Saudi Arabia's plan to allow female drivers.
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 this forum by giving their ideas to make the world a better place and posting it on the YouTube video sharing site.
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.
From Kuwait, Fonzy sheds light on labour statistics in the oil-rich country – where women make up 42 per cent of the work force.
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 about poverty, emancipation and importance of education for women.
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 like a couple of dollars for a piece of easy-made clothes.
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.
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.
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.
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 at the Prosecutor's Office on 25 December 2007.
Cheese-on-bread! says: “Mottley created history since she is the first female Opposition Leader in Barbados”.
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.
Juliana Rincón provides some hypotheses as to why there are more male bloggers, than female bloggers in Colombia [es].