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· August, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2009

India: Ladli Scheme

Mr. Singh at Kudimaari blog analyzes the good bad and ugly sides of the positive change in the sex-ratio in Delhi. The turnaround is believed to be a fruit of...

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

To combat the spread of AIDS, many organizations and activists worldwide are engaged with innovative and localized campaigns and initiatives. Today we will discuss some of them who use ICT...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Tackling Domestic Violence

“I am still having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that yet another woman has been the victim of appalling domestic violence,” writes Abeni, adding: “I can...

Spain, USA : Artists (Dis)cover the Veil

Two recent events highlighting how artists look at the hijab issue inspired bloggers. Swiss motsd'images enthuses (Fr) about a beautiful outdoor photo exhibition of African women in Seville, Spain; and...

Jordan: Who supports the wife beaters?

Do 85 per cent of Jordanians support the beating of wives by their husbands? Qwaider tackles this issue in this post.

Africa: 10 songs dedicated to African women

In honoring Women's Month, Mighty African selects 10 songs dedicated to African women from different countries in Africa.

Bahamas: A Woman's World

“When women of the Caribbean and the Americas are truly equal, stay at home mothering will be a paying job”: From the Bahamas, Womanish Words is celebrating Women's Equality Day...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Policy

From Trinidad and Tobago, gspott asks: “Where's the Gender Policy?”, noting that while they can't say what exactly the new version of the Policy contains, they can can “offer…a special...

Global: Ramadan Mubarak

With the advent of Ramadan around the globe this weekend, Muslim and non-Muslim bloggers everywhere are wishing each other Ramadan mubarak (or "blessed Ramadan").

Barbados: Press Threats?

A senior political figure allegedly threatens a newspaper editor, prompting Barbados Free Press to comment: “Bajans know that our country has not enjoyed true freedom of the press in two...

Uzbekistan: Women banned from mosques

Noah Tucker informs that after pressuring women for several months to stop attending mosque on Fridays, Bukhara authorities have officially prohibited them to go to mosques.

Jamaica: Surprise Win

Girl With a Purpose says: “Jamaicans got the biggest, most pleasant surprise of the World Championships…when Brigitte Foster-Hylton came first in the finals of the women's 110m Hurdles.”

Mauritania: A New Era?

Following a coup d'état a year ago, the election of the coup's leader, General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, to the presidency, and the country's first-ever suicide bombing in early August,...

Moroccan single moms situation ‘highlighted’

Elisabeth Hague, a Washington University graduate and Rabat-based blogger links to what she called an “interesting New York Times article“. The article,she explains on her blog, focuses upon the Moudawana...

Morocco: A Day with Single Moms

American researcher Jacqueline Powers, blogging on Vie au Maroc (Life in Morocco), reflects on the day she spent in the outskirts of Casablanca, volunteering with INSAF, a shelter association for...

Jordan: Respect and Honour Crimes

From Jordan, The Observer writes about respect – and honour crimes.

Egypt: Arab Women Techies

Arab women techies? Egyptian blogger Manal opens a window into this world in this post.

Thailand: Life of bra workers

Prachatai uploads an article written by Tippimol Kiatwateerattana who tackles the conditions of female workers in a bra factory in Thailand.

Barbados: Domestic Violence Charges

Caribbean bloggers are following the story of a Barbadian politician who has resigned under suspicion of spousal abuse charges. Living in Barbados comments: “The story is huge. Caribbean politicians do...

Blogging with HIV: “Love is still possible”

A growing number of HIV-positive bloggers around the world are using citizen media to express how they live with the virus, although speaking openly about HIV/AIDS can be difficult.

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