Stories about Women & Gender from December, 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 of the major events which took place this year in the South Asian countries seen through the eyes of the citizen journalists.
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 difference. As my colleague Jillian York so succinctly put it, “We spread stories. We spread words.” We manage to do...
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.
A new exclusive social networking site for mums in Bangladesh has been launched, informs Nilim.
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.
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 political blogging in the country
Tara Umm Omar, an American married to a Saudi Arabian, discusses Prophet Muhammad's mixed and interfaith marriages in this post.
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 the forced sterilisation cases, in which the LAC is representing several women suing the Government of Namibia for damages.”
Barnyard Chorus advises women on steps to take if they are raped in Singapore
Lily, a guest writer at queer Arab magazine bekhsoos explores queer parenting in Lebanon.
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 drive that will be delivered to policymakers. Many Singapore netizens are supportive of this campaign
Robert Koehler from The Marmot's Hole blogs about sexual service in South Korea that targets at Japanese male.
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.
Reflecting on a case of recent dowry death in Bangladesh, Basira wonders if dowry deaths will ever be a thing of the past.
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 Beirut, Lebanon.
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.
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.
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 of the kinds of stories we are hearing from many women, and highlights why we are fighting forced sterilisation.”
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.
For a preview on the dating scene in Amman, Jordan, check out House of Curiosity.
Even in the most extreme circumstances when survival is at stake, Bangladeshi women stand out for their capacity to unite and together overcome climate change’s effects on their lives.