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· January, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2009

France, Guadeloupe: Obama Appointment?

Martinique: Increase in domestic violence

Cuba: Human Rights & Political Prisoners

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Call for Justice

Haiti, U.S.A.: Obama & Abortion

Iran:The first mixed football game draws punishment

Nigeria: Developing Women 2.0

Poland: Katarzyna Hejna on Feminism

Nepal: The plights of the Kamlaris

Saudi Arabia: Young activist faces social condemnation

Saudi Arabia is a conservative society, and when individuals act in ways that challenge convention, not only might they face harsh criticism, but so might their families. A young activist...

Korea: Marital Rape and Suicide

A man who was convicted for the first time in Korea of marital rape in January of 2009 committed suicide.[EN] The judgement stood for his wife who is from the...

Iran: Women activists support Shirin Ebadi

Saudi Arabia: A boycott that might work

Armenia: Homophobic Media

Guyana: Dirty Laundry?

The new President of the United States is the Caribbean's darling, but the President of Guyana is having a tougher time of it. The latest controversy to plague him comes...

India: The Surname Debate

Africa: Banking on African Women

Russia: Crisis, Lipstick and Feminism

Angola: An increase in domestic violence or only in awareness?

The rates of domestic violence in Angola have increased considerably but it is a good sign: by reporting more, Angolan women get a step closer to ending the abuse perpetrated...

Poland, UK: Abortion

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