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· May, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2008

Burkina Faso: Level four culture shock

In The United Kingdom a bit more than a week ago, the Office of National Statistics reported that in the past ten years, nearly two million Britons have moved abroad,...

Egypt: On the Hijab

Egyptian Arima shares her ideas on a controversial post on the Islamic headscarf worn by women.

Egypt: On Caramel

Egyptian Arima has just watched Caramel – and has good things to say about the movie about five friends in Beirut, Lebanon.

Armenia: Bigoted Journalism

Blogian comments on the misrepresentation of the words of a journalist partly of Turkish descent speaking in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, by the local pro-opposition A1 Plus news agency. The...

From the Diary of a Sinister Egyptian Spinster

Egyptian women have their own set of challenges, ranging from the right to marry themselves off to inequality in marriage and divorce rights. Marwa Rakha sheds light on the thoughts...

Bahrain: The Ideal Woman

From Bahrain, The Girl with No Face says she will go through a surgical procedure to help her reduce weight and adds: “I’ve given up that one day someone will...

Afghanistan: View from a grain of sand

Afghan PenLog tells about a documentary film about women in Afghanistan in the past thirty years of the country's history through the lives of three women.

Lebanon: An Eyewitness Report

Lebanese journalist and blogger Lelia Mezher was one of several Lebanese bloggers who worked round the clock to keep the world informed about the crisis which rocked her country when...

Nepal: Women in Politics

Anbika's DiGi Home on the increase in the number of women in politics in Nepal.

Lebanon: Clashes and Babies

Diana, who lives in Dubai and is expecting a baby in two months, is glad to have returned to Lebanon. She explains: “I cried my eyes out when I saw...

Iran:Two Persian Women in 1900

Here is a photo from two Persian/Iranian women in 1900,showing two different styles.

Japan: Experiences at IDAHO

On the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), Japanese LGBT communities organized several events and street activities in several cities across the country. With a slogan of “Yes to sexual diversity”...

The Victimization of Egyptian Women and Children

Fantasia's World raises crucial issues that hold back the Egyptian society all together; namely women's rights, violence against women and children, and the general misconceptions of male-female relationships in the...

Iran: Seven Valleys of Love

Kamangir reports that Sheema Kalbasi has published a book about the works of Iranian female poets from Middle age to present day Iran. The book is called: Seven Valleys of...

Bangladesh: Women and the headscarf

Unheard Voices on a bank in Bangladesh that has made it mandatory for female employees to wear the headscarf.

Moldova, Turkey: Natalya Morar's Istanbul Airport Adventure

Natalia Morar, a journalist who was deported from Russia after a Russian magazine ran her stories on the alleged siphoning of huge sums of money abroad by the country's high-ranking...

Bangladesh: On dowry

Bangladesh From Our View on the demands for dowry and how it affects everyday life.

Cameroon: House of Falling Women

Cameroonian blogger, Rosemary Ekosso, publishes a book titled “House of Falling Women”: “House of Falling Women is the story of a young woman with quixotic ideas about improving the lot...

India: Women and honour

Indian Muslims Blog on honor killings – a twisted way to redeem “family honour”.

Iran:12 women sites got filtered in last 24 hours

Change4equality says [Fa] that 12 Iranian sites supporting women's rights such as Change4equality or Photochange got filtered by Iranian authorities today,19th of May.

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