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· September, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2009

Bangladesh: The State Of Women

Suriname: Photographic Art

Jamaica: Gully Gaza

Arab World: Artificial Virginity Made in China

Peru: Preservation Efforts in the Chan Chan Archaeological Site

Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in Northern Peru and suffers from the negative effects of looters and natural phenomena. A number of preservation efforts are taking place, including...

Harvard Forum – Faith and focus

Ethan's final live-blog post from the Harvard Forum about internet and communications technology ICT for development with concluding thoughts from several participants.

South Korea: Woman and Korean Soju

Harvard Forum: the complex world of ICT and gender

The live-blog continues with panel presentations on ICT for development by Clotilde Fonseca, Sabri Saidam, Ineke Buskens, Nancy Spence, and Ethan Zuckerman.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: “good hair”

Trinidad and Tobago: GLBT religious service

Africa: Will technophobia crash the ICT party?

With the growing influence of ICT for development, can fear of technology and misunderstanding of its uses disproportionally affect the developing world? Here are a few examples of initiatives to...

Vietnam: Sex Trafficking in Saigon

India: Women & Housework

Nepal: Maternal Health Care Challenges

Last week, two high profile visits brought maternal health care challenges in Nepal into media spotlight. But it will take more than high profile celebrity visits to bring relief to...

Japan: The boyladies

Egypt: Bloggers call for a fun-filled harassment-free Eid

As Eid Al Fitr approaches, women in Egypt are bracing themselves for even more sexual harassment than what has already become a disturbing norm. Bloggers and online activists are also...

Lebanon: “We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Online”

Bekhsoos is a newly relaunched online magazine "covering topics related to (homo)sexuality in the Arab world". It was founded by the Lebanese group Meem, a support community for lesbians, bisexuals,...

Turkmenistan: Cries from the Bedroom

Pakistan: Shifting The Blame For Stampede Death

Arab Diaspora: Shall I Marry a Non-Arab?

Arab women living in diaspora have hard questions to answer. Should they marry non-Arabs, non-Muslims or converts to Islam? Palestinian blogger Mona, who lives in Canada and blogs at Rebellious...

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