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· August, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2008

Pakistan: On the Hijab

Saudi Arabia: Independent women

While there are no doubt restrictions for women living in Saudi Arabia, they do not necessarily match the oppressive image that many foreigners have of the country. In this post...

Kenya: Reproductive Rights Bill Sparks Abortion Debate

A bill proposed by Kenyan women's rights groups, which would make it easier to have an abortion, has re-sparked the debate about legalizing abortion. The procedure is currently illegal in...

Pakistan: Women and Sports

Saudi Arabia: Off the road

Korea: Can a brassiere be a dangerous product?

On the 15th of August, the 815 Liberation Day led people to gather together and to have a 100th candlelight vigil. While they marched on the street, some of them...

Ukraine: “Gender Equality and Genuine Democracy”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Rapist at Large

Saudi Arabia: Where are the women sport heroes?

MENA: Veiled Athletes in Beijing

Cape Verde: Counting the Olympic medals for Africa

Arabeyes: The Olympics, Pride, Equality and Hope

Millions around the world were glued to their television screens watching their favourite athletes at this year's Beijing Olympics, which just closed. What did Arab bloggers have to say about...

Breastfeeding in Thailand

Bahrain: Eyes on Ruqaya Al Ghasra

She may have placed sixth in the qualifying heats and her dreams of becoming the first Gulf Arab woman to run in an Olympic final may be dashed, but Bahrain's...

Egypt: Taking Down Sexual Harassment

A national campaign to fight sexual harassment in Egypt is making waves. Lasto Adri reflects on a post by a female blogger who feels that harassment has to stop.

Algeria: Closer Look at Mauritania's Former First Lady

Indonesia: Reflections on Independence Day

China: Victims of Sport

Iran: Iran bans a top actress from leaving for Hollywood

Kuwait: Why People Neglect Each Other?

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