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· April, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2008

Bahrain: Why are Adult Sites Popular?

Why are adult sites popular in the Middle East, asks Bahraini Esra'a, who posts a video opinion from Lebanon.

Bangladesh: women's equality vs. religion

Tahmina Shafique writes on the recently announced women’s development policy in Bangladesh which has triggered religious protests by Islamist groups and forced a retreat by the government on rights issued...

Armenia: Fashion Zombies

Life Around Me is puzzled by the apparent obsession displayed by many Armenian girls and women in changing their appearance to match foreign ideas of fashion and beauty. In particular,...

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

Sahel reports[Fa] that “students in Sahand University in Tabriz,in Iran, protested against “gender aparthied” and cultural and social pressure.” It seems that male and female students can not attend same...

Iran:A Girl with 7 Husbands and Running the World

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi,former vice president,says that an Iranian 19-year-old girl was sold to a Afghani man but since he did not have the money he had to pay to the...

Yemen: Greatest Achievement in Life

“What can/could be the greatest achievement in life? With time and age, I can not think of any other achievement that is as great and as fulfilling as that achieved...

Malaysia: Woman molested by an Ex-Cabinet Minister?

Aarvidi’s Weblog comments on a news report of a woman alleging that a former Malaysian cabinet minister had molested her in a hotel.

India: A different tax for women?

Ultra Voilet from India makes a case for women to be taxed differently by the government.

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

As “a group of Cuban women peacefully demonstrating for the release of their jailed husbands were roughed up by a mob and arrested”, Cuban bloggers speak out…Babalu: “The regime still...

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

Zannevesht says[Fa] that Nasrin Afzali, a woman activist, is sentenced to 10 lashes by whip and six months in prison in Iran.

Iran: Save a Mother from Execution

Kamangir reports that Akram Mahdavi, 32 year old mother of a girl in her early teens is facing imminent execution for conspiracy to murder.The complaintaints in Akram's case have agreed...

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

…Or Does it Explode? posts a video and an article about a Saudi basketball team for women called Jeddah United.

Azerbaijan: Peace Corps FAQ

Carolyn & Jesse's Azerbaijan Peace Corps Blog posts an entry answering the most common questions received from readers ranging from inquiries about computer access to attitudes towards single and married...

Iran: Woman activist is released on bail

According to[Fa] Change4equality, Khadijeh Moghadam, an Iranian woman activist for equal rights,has been released on bail after 9 days in Tehran. She has been accused of activities against “national security.”...

Brunei: Miss Bimbo

Emma Good Egg checks out a popular internet game called Miss Bimbo which is receiving some adverse publicity online.

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