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· December, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2009

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South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

  31 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.

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

  31 December 2009

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...

Armenia: Culture vulture

  31 December 2009

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

  25 December 2009

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

South Korea: Fan's culture

  24 December 2009

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

  23 December 2009

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

Namibia: First step victory in forced sterilisation case

  17 December 2009

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.”

Singapore: ‘No To Rape’ campaign

  16 December 2009

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

Ukraine: Emotions and Politics

  11 December 2009

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.

Namibia: One woman's story

  7 December 2009

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.”

ICT4D for Women: Opportunities and Risks

  7 December 2009

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.

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