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· March, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2008

Pakistan: Women and Honour

Five Rupees on the case of a woman who is trying to escape being killed for her family's honour – bringing to light issues of women's status in a society...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Woman Scorned

“WOMAN's son is murdered by her husband and the first thing that springs to the Trinbagonian mind is that she must have been horning him”: Trinidad and Tobago's latest murder/suicide...

Libya: Killing Time at Weddings

From Libya, Khadija Teri takes us along with her to a wedding in Tripoli – where she discovers a new way to kill time.

Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Quarter Nightmare

Saudi Jeans complains about the trouble Saudi men have to go through to enter the high-security Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, which houses embassies, offices and the living quarters of people...

Middle East and North Africa: Client Number Nine

Eliot Spitzer's fall from grace grabbed the headlines as soon as newsmen caught wind of the scandal. Bloggers followed closely on their heel, including those from the Middle East and...

Libya: Wedding Blues

“Libyan weddings are BORING. They are all the same – the same food is served, the same music is played, the brides all look the same. BORING… sigh,” writes Khadija...

Jordan: Viagra Prescriptions

Jordanian Hareega, who is a doctor by profession, writes about the miracles of the magical blue pill -Viagra – and the changes it brought to some men's lives.

Iran:Women in Baluchestan

You can watch Iranian women in Baluchestan in 18 photos in Chn Photo.

South Korea: Fashion Wave

Metropolitician blogs about the cultural background for the potential rise of Korean fashion wave.

Barbados: Archaic Laws

Barbados Free Press has heard of a woman “who was recently raped by her estranged husband – and our police say they are unable to lay charges because our laws...

Cape Verde: Woman's day

Eurídice Monteiro [pt] takes the opportunity of the Cape Verde Woman's Day today to reflect on gender equality in the country. “The point is that we try to understand the...

Burkina Faso: Home of black bags, baobabs and cute kids?

This roundup will begin with some old business. From Stephen Davis of Voice in the Desert: His book Sophie and the Albino Camel is up for the Norfolk Shorts shortlist...

Malawi: Blogging about marriage, language, lifestyle and health

The Malawian blogging community is gradually growing in terms of size and topics. In this roundup, I introduce four blogs dedicated to marriage and children issues, Tumbuka language, health and...

Japan and Korea: Comfort Woman

Michael Solis from Ohmynews! reported on Korean comfort women who live in the house of sharing.

Poland: The Abortion Issue

The beatroot writes about the Council of Europe and the issue of “legal access to abortion” in Poland.

South Korea: Women's Expectation of their President

Korea Beat translated a local report on Korean women's expectation of their president regarding “protection and childcare assistance”.

Jamaica: Beauty and Race

“What beauty contests say about women is still an open and now tired debate, but what it says about race, particularly in a country like Jamaica is still up for...

Czech Republic, Slovakia: Whipping Girls and Other Easter Traditions

Easter is a very important celebration both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, called Velikonoce - from Veliké noci or Great Nights. Although the religious connotations of Easter were suppressed...

Yemen: No Women Abuse

Omar Barsawad discusses reports on abuse and violence against women in Yemen and asks: “I visit relatives and friends in other parts of Yemen – I do not see or...

Libya: Internet Grooming

Anglolibyan, from Libya, draws our attention to Internet grooming – which is slowly finding its way to his country.

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