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· April, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2008

Bahrain: Why are Adult Sites Popular?

Bangladesh: women's equality vs. religion

Armenia: Fashion Zombies

Touring Libyan Blogs: Pride, Patriotism, Nationalism and Chastity

There obviously is a link between patriotism, nationalism and pride but where do the women figure in this equation? If you are curious, bear with me and let's dissect the...

Iran:Gender apartheid and sexual harassment

Iran:A Girl with 7 Husbands and Running the World

Yemen: Greatest Achievement in Life

Malaysia: Woman molested by an Ex-Cabinet Minister?

India: A different tax for women?

U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts

As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that...

Cuba: Damas de Blanco

Kyrgyzstan: Time to Solve Problems

The first week of April started with the ambiguous opinions of Kyrgyz bloggers about the Marie Claire magazine article by American journalist Erin Finnerty with photography by Rena Effendi and...

Iran: Woman activist faces prison and lashes

Iran: Save a Mother from Execution

Uganda: Government refuses passport to transgender woman

A post by Gay in Uganda last week reveals the discrimination the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) population faces when applying for travel documents.

Hyejin Kim: A praised young novelist among GVO authors

Global Voices celebrates, this month, Hyejin Kim's first anniversary as the GVO Korean Language editor. She is also a celebrated young novelist: her debut book, 'Jia: A Novel of North...

Saudi Arabia: Women Basketball Team

Azerbaijan: Peace Corps FAQ

Iran: Woman activist is released on bail

Brunei: Miss Bimbo

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