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· June, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2009

29 June 2009

Morocco: Celebrating the First Female Mayor of Marrakesh

The Moroccan elections of two weeks ago brought surprising results and were received with mixed reactions, as Hisham pointed out in this post.  One such result was the election of...

27 June 2009

Kenya: The plight of gays and lesbians in Kenya

As much as Nairobi is described as one of the more cosmopolitan cities in Africa where a lot of homosexuals find solace, homophobia is widespread. Kenyan bloggers discuss how homosexuals...

Kenya: The politics of Mass Male Circumcision

26 June 2009

Singapore: Infamous Burger King ad

Burger King has a new sandwich offering in Singapore called the “Super Seven Incher.” To promote the new product, a local ad agency produced an outdoor ad which is now...

Iran:”Iranian Right wing media on Neda”

24 June 2009

Azerbaijan: A modest Scary Azeri in print

Azerbaijan: Interview with Nigar Fatali

Iran: Neda becomes a symbol for the protesters

Neda was an Iranian woman who was shot dead by Basij militia on Saturday during a protest of thousands against the Iranian presidential election results that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president....

22 June 2009

Bahrain: Female Lifeguards?

Greece: Bloggers interview Iranian protesters

With the clampdown on journalism and communications in Iran, most Greek mainstream media have resorted to conveying reports from social media, second or third-hand, through western news organizations. Some Greek...

Azerbaijan: All hail Iranian women

15 June 2009

India: Reservations of Positions For Women

India: The Need For Sex Education

Azerbaijan: Persepolis

USA, Singapore: On Buying Brides with Credit Cards

The Human Trafficking blog by Amanda Kloer at Change.org in the United States declared victory on Friday in their campaign to get the credit card company Diners Club International to...

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