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· September, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2009

Bangladesh: The State Of Women

“What is keeping Bangladeshi women from emancipation when their country is ruled by one of their own? How is their situation now? What are their most urgent needs; which rights...

Suriname: Photographic Art

Paramaribo SPAN shines the spotlight on Dutch artist Risk Hazekamp, who shares her thoughts on thoughts “on one of the works inspired by her residency in Suriname in 2008.”

Jamaica: Gully Gaza

Active Voice offers an insight into the Jamaican “Gully Gaza phenomenon”.

Arab World: Artificial Virginity Made in China

Moroccan blogger Mounir writes on Des maux à dire [Fr] about artificial hymens, made in China, apparently much appreciated by a growing base of Arab customers. “In the Arab region,...

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

The Grand Narratives has an very interesting post about evolving images of women in Korean soju advertising.

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”

“If you are black, female from a post-colonial space you will have had this discussion at some point in your life.” Empath considers the ever-knotty question of what it means...

Trinidad and Tobago: GLBT religious service

gspottt reports on a recent Anglican religious service in Trinidad “targeted to GLBT [gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender] people and their loved ones on the theme of peace, human rights...

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

Fish Egg Tree is angry and disappointed to learn that sex trafficking is rampant in Pham Ngu Lao in District 1 of Saigon, Vietnam even though authorities are aware of...

India: Women & Housework

“What is it about housework that even the most liberated of us women continue to willing wear it around our necks like a millstone that we are proud of?” asks...

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

An Englishman in Osaka introduced a theatrical troupe called the Takarazuka Revue Company. The group is famous for their boyladies – women performing man's role on stage.

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

Anasoltan reports that a domestic violence hotline has been launched in Turkmenistan with the support of the OSCE center in Ashgabat.

Pakistan: Shifting The Blame For Stampede Death

Kalsoom at CHUP: Changing Up Pakistan informs that yesterday at least 19 women were killed in a stampede while collecting food in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Karachi. “In...

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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