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· October, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2009

29 October 2009

India: A Campaign To End Domestic Violence

Barbados: Party Leader

Japan: When Your Wife is Sick

When Japanese “corporate livestock” (社蓄 shachiku) culture and values on marriage collide – more than 300 people responded to this question on the mega forum Hatsugen Komachi: Should a husband...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Woman for California Assembly

Egypt: Egyptian Male Blogger Orders Artificial Hymen

So much was said and written about the artificial virginity hymen kit - that Egyptian male blogger Mohamed Al Rahhal just had to buy one. Marwa Rakha brings us the...

27 October 2009

Bahamas: Homosexual Rights

Nepal's Dalit Women: Fighting For Dignity

The constitution of Nepal guarantees equality for the dalits or the 'untouchables'. But in the real world, outside long winding provisions of the constitution and legalese, the dalits are still...

26 October 2009

Peru: The Abortion Debate

Conversations for a Better World

The abortion debate in Peru has reemerged due to a bill that has been approved in the Special Committee of the Penal Code in the Peruvian Congress, which would decriminalize...

Kazakhstan: economic paradoxes, sexism and the decline of science

Kazakhstan’s bloggers continue to discuss topics of social relevance Last week, online discussions touched on various subjects. The blogger Lord-Fame was visited by tax authorities, who found his company to...

25 October 2009

Morocco: A Lenient Sentence

In September, we learned about Zineb Chtit, the young Moroccan girl who was severely beaten while working as a maid. Last week, it was announced that Zineb's attacker Nawal Houmin,...

Israel: Why I don't want to be a man

23 October 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: 350 Action

Haiti: No Justice?

Africa: Predators of Art, Entrepreneurship and Poet Ramblings

There are predators and there are art predators and Gwendolyn Alley is one such predator. It is not often that you hear that one is an art predator, an enthusiast...

Activism and Motherhood in Asia

Conversations for a Better World

What does a woman sacrifice for the cause she fights for? How are her children affected by persecution taken against her? This post explores briefly the lives of women activists...

22 October 2009

India: Life As A Single Woman