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· November, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2009

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Gender Violence

Discuss SVG “question[s] the foundation” of violence against women in Caribbean societies.

Hungary: Violence “Behind Doors”

This month, Hungarian NGOs joined the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Marietta Le describes the situation with domestic violence in Hungary and translates one blogger's post on...

Bangladesh: Hijra Dance Festival

Ashok Deb at LGBTI Bangladesh blog posts videos of a Hijra dance Competition in Dhaka.

Lebanon: The Plural of ‘Anecdote’

“The plural of “anecdote” is not “data.”” remarks Gregg Carlstrom at The Majlis, in response to FP‘s article on temporary marriage in Lebanon.

Pakistan: Take Back The Tech Campaign

In Pakistan, P@SH@ (Pakistan Software Houses Association) is pushing the Take Back The Tech initiative forward to take control of technology to end violence against women. They have already launched...

India: On Liberation Of Women

“For me the strongest drag force working against my desire to return home is my experience of life as a woman in India,” confesses Heartcrossings while discussing about the lack...

Pakistan: Activism Against Gender Violence

Teeth Maestro highlights the efforts of Sunshine Welfare Organization (SWO), a group of committed young activists from Karachi and Islamabad. They are trying to mobilize Pakistani youth against gender violence...

Brazil: The Violence Against Women Debate

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Brazilian bloggers reignite the debate and campaign to end violence.

Central America: Saying No to Violence Against Women

Across Central America, online campaigns and activities to raise awareness about the issue of Violence Against Women are taking place across the region. Many of these efforts are attracting the...

Egypt: Elimination of Violence Against Women Day Marked

Egyptian Ibn Ad Dunya marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with this post.

Video: End Violence Against Women Around the World

Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and through videos, many people and organizations around the world are expressing their need to end...

Bhutan: Stop Violence Against Women

Bhutanese blogger Penstar raises voice against all forms of violence towards women.

Greece: Police violence against migrant woman triggers reforms

A migrant woman from Armenia was beaten by police in Athens, Greece this week, leading to renewed promises of police reform from the new socialist government. A minister responds directly...

Singapore: Illegal employment termination

Illegally terminated pregnant workers in Singapore can lodge complaints. Barnyard Chorus identifies the process on how to file a complaint with the Ministry of Manpower

Puerto Rico: Voices Against Violence

On occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, bloggers in Puerto Rico have written posts on how violence affects their lives, their families, and their...

Jamaica: Trafficking in Paradise?

Jamaica Salt takes a look at human trafficking and prostitution on the island.

Ecuador: Kichwa Women Oppose Oil Exploration on Native Lands

It is a popular saying in Latin America that women always get what they want. For 20 years, fearless women from the Kichwa community, an indigenous group in Ecuador, have...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Sex

As a prelude to World AIDS Day, Alien In The Caribbean is “doing a thorough three part exploration of sex and sexuality, particularly in the Caribbean.”

Africa: Women's rights across Africa

Sokari writes about Pambazuka News special Women’s issues focusing on the last 15 years since Beijing Platform for Action and the future for women’s rights on the continent.

Guyana: Dreaming of the Caribbean

Signifying Guyana blogs about the Caribbean from her perspective as a member of the diaspora.

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