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· February, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2008

Poland: Giertych's Fear of Feminism

Saudi Diplomacy

Sri Lanka: On Marriage

Iraq: New Crush

Brazil: Sexual tourism, dreams-come-true, sour goodbyes and illegality

Barbados, Jamaica: Abortion Debate

India: Changing names

Armenia: Women March for Ter-Petrossian

Kuwait: Power and No Style

Bahrain: Wise beyond her years?

Morocco: Hijab as a Choice

Much has been said about "the veil," or hijab. Perhaps too much - mention it, and suddenly everyone - Muslim or not - is an expert. In Morocco, hijab is...

Middle East: Wishing Kosovo all the Best!

Bloggers and some politicians in the Middle East were quick to draw parallels between Kosovo's independence from Serbia and the Palestine Question. Following the news from the Balkans, here's a...

Barbados: Hair Them Out

Iran:14-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death by Father

Turkey: Hijab Ban Lifted

Ethiopia: On Afar women

Uganda: Bloggers tangle with mainstream media

The blogren had their collective eye on Uganda's mainstream media this week. One blogger "treads where the brave dare not go" by posting photos from a tragedy near the capital,...

Somalia: Can a hijab-wearing blogger get a respectable job in the US?

This is our second roundup of Somali blogs discussing various topics including Somali politics, the challenges of wearing a hijab in the United States and the first Somali female pilot.

Saudi Arabia: No Coffee for Women

South Asia: Against domestic violence

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