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· December, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2009

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some...

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Armenia: Culture vulture

Ianyan interviews Anush Babajanyan, an Armenian photographer who particularly focuses on issues such as gender in Armenia and the homeless in the country's second largest city, Gyumri.

Mums In Bangladesh

A new exclusive social networking site for mums in Bangladesh has been launched, informs Nilim.

South Korea: Fan's culture

James Turnbull from the Grand Narratives wrote an interesting article about the changing fan's cultural in South Korea. Middle-aged people are more active in fan's clubs.

Cambodia: Female Voices in the Blogosphere

GV author Sopheap Chak interviews two Cambodian female bloggers about the participation and role of women bloggers in Cambodia. The two bloggers also share their views on the state of...

Saudi Arabia: Mixed and Interfaith Marriages

Tara Umm Omar, an American married to a Saudi Arabian, discusses Prophet Muhammad's mixed and interfaith marriages in this post.

Namibia: First step victory in forced sterilisation case

The forced sterilisation case in Namibia has achieved its first victory: “The High Court today agreed with the Legal Assistance Centre that the Public Service Act does not apply to...

Singapore: What to do if you’re raped

Barnyard Chorus advises women on steps to take if they are raped in Singapore

Lebanon: Queer Parenting

Lily, a guest writer at queer Arab magazine bekhsoos explores queer parenting in Lebanon.

Singapore: ‘No To Rape’ campaign

In Singapore, raping your wife is not treated as rape in most cases. Organizers of the "No To Rape" campaign want to abolish marital rape immunity by launching a petition...

Japan and South Korea: Prostitution

Robert Koehler from The Marmot's Hole blogs about sexual service in South Korea that targets at Japanese male.

Ukraine: Emotions and Politics

Emotionally charged Ukrainian politics – at Ukrainiana: a “shocktivist” women's movement FEMEN on a popular TV talk show; and a televised quarrel between the Ukrainian president and the interior minister.

Dowry deaths – when will it end?

Reflecting on a case of recent dowry death in Bangladesh, Basira wonders if dowry deaths will ever be a thing of the past.

Featured Author: Eman AbdElRahman

Egyptian Global Voices Online contributor Eman AbdElRahman, also known as Lasto Adri, is active in a project called Kolena Laila, which she presented at the Second Arab Bloggers Conference in...

Russia: Video “Girls Against Army Conscription”

LJ-user aka_ankaz [RUS] posted video “Girls Against Army Draft” [RUS] where women protest against the draft in front of the Ministry of Defense in Russia.

Russia: “Free Labor or People For Rent” Video

LJ-user kashamanka [RUS] posted a video [RUS] where two women tell their stories of being tricked into working for a Moscow company that never paid them salaries.

Namibia: One woman's story

Watch a video of a woman's story related to forced sterilisation case going on in Namibia: “Have a look at this story, by Esther Sheehama. Esther’s story is an example...

ICT4D for Women: Opportunities and Risks

Mobile phones present opportunities for development as well as risks for further abuse and marginalization of women. Gender awareness is crucial when it comes to using ICT for development.

Jordan: Amman's Dating Scene

For a preview on the dating scene in Amman, Jordan, check out House of Curiosity.

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