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· July, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2009

Armenia: Homophoia and intolerance

Hijablogging: On Burqas and Bans

Although the practice of wearing hijab has been around since pre-Islamic times, the debate surrounding it has increased in recent years. Whereas in some countries, hijab is mandated, in others,...

DRC: Rape Epidemic Fuels Fistula Cases

Ongoing fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to take its toll on women's health. One consequence is more cases of a health condition called fistula, which is...

Czech Republic: Significant Czech Woman Abroad Award

Jamaica: Gladys Bustamante Passes On

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Rights

Maldives: Journalists at Risk

At least three journalists in the Maldives have been subjected to either physical or verbal abuse and psychological intimidation within a span of the last 10 days. The recent cases...

South Korea: White Guys Blogging About Korean Women

Bahrain: Keeping Apart

Nepal: Incentivising widow re-marriage

Syria: Sexual Misconceptions

Bangladesh: Stigma of the ‘D’ tag

India: Family dynamics and domestic violence

Egyptian Women and a Fresh Outlook on Divorce

Divorce has always been a stigma in the Egyptian society. Today, the winds of change are blowing this away. In this post, Marwa Rakha follows conversations on Egyptian blogs which...

Dominica: Investing in Women

Arab World: Trouble for Gay Travels in the Muslim World

The first gay book to have been ever translated into Arabic after being originally printed in English has run into problems straight off the press. Katharine Ganly reports on blogger...

Morocco: Changing Nothing and Everything

As summer in the kingdom wears on, bloggers across Morocco all seem to be talking along the theme of change. From the foreign experience in Morocco to the freedom (or...

Barbados: Man Power

Philippines: Testimony of a worker with HIV

Azerbaijan: An Interview with Scary Azeri

Unashamedly acerbic, but alway humorous, Scary Azeri in Suburbs has fast become popular with many interested in the South Caucasus and posts have even been republished by the media in...

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