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· February, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2010

Palestine: Sleepless in Gaza

The premier episode of a 90 part series, Sleepless in Gaza…and Jerusalem will be launched on YouTube on March 1st. The series will be a video diary about four young...

Armenia: Diplomatic Academy

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences reports that a Diplomatic Academy supported by the EU, OSCE and UN has been opened in Yerevan with the purpose of creating future career diplomats....

Azerbaijan: Scary Azeri turns 1

To mark its first birthday, Scary Azeri in Suburbs posts an illustration to celebrate the occasion.

Silence Speaks: Multimedia storytelling in Republic of Congo

Amy Hill, the director of Center for Digital Storytelling, describes the process and ideas behind a 4-day digital storytelling workshop in November 2009 with seven women affected by Congo-Brazzaville’s (also...

Armenia: Beauty talk

Ashley Corinne Killough visits the hairdresser and details the experience. The blog also comments on her encounters and observations while doing so.

India: Indusladies Blog Contest

Blogadda informs that an International Women’s Day Blog Contest has been arranged by Indusladies, a global online community of Indian ladies. To win a cash prize or other goodies the...

Trinidad & Tobago: New Opposition Leader

“Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader”: Islandista and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog weigh in.

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Rights of LGBT

gspottt has its eyes on developments in Guyana regarding the filing of “a constitutional challenge to a law criminalising ‘crossdressing’ in that country’s high court.”

Africa: MILEAD Fellows Program for African Women

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2010 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program for young African women...

China: Mobilizing mothers for censorship

On January 19th 2010, the Beijing Association of online media established a group called Mama Jury to censor obscene and pornographic information online. According to report from Southern Weekend, the...

Azerbaijan: Almost a year old…

Scary Azeri in Suburbs approaches it's first birthday, but wonders why most search engine referrals come from queries on sex and prostitution.

Estonia: Lessons of the Ukrainian Election

Itching for Eestimaa writes that “the underwhelming victory of Viktor Yanukovich over Yulia Tymoshenko last week has caused all sorts of soul searching in Estonia and, in general, the West”:...

The Balkans, Italy: Berlusconi's “Albanian Girls” Comment; Doctored Photo

Balkan Travellers re-posts a Balkan Insight piece about the Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's comment that “his country would accept only pretty Albanian girls as immigrants.” Belgraded writes about the photoshopped...

Ada Lovelace Day 2010

Ada Lovelace Day is an international initiative striving to increase content about achievements of women in technology and science, named after the world's first programmer Augusta Ada King, Countess of...

Azerbaijan: Breaking down stereotypes

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines blogger Arzu Geybullayeva comments on her audio interview conducted over Skype with Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor for Transitions Online. The blog says that communication...

Bangladesh: A Documentary On A Trans-gender Teenager

Canadian filmmakers Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque writes in their blog about the making of “Call Me Salma”, a documentary on a Bangladeshi trans-gender teenager. Here is a trailer of...

Burqa Strains Multicultural Australia

Since the proposed bans on the wearing of the burqa in France, the issue has been simmering in the Australian blogosphere. An Australian radio shock-jock, and ex-police officer, drew criticism...

Haiti: Between Grief and Love

Despite the difficulties encountered by Haitians to get back to a normal daily life after the destructive earthquake of January 12th and the ongoing grieving in people's hearts, a place...

Saudi Arabia: Beware of Flirtation Charges!

Blogger American Bedu wrote about a new trend for flirtation in Saudi Arabia by sharing the PIN of Blackberry devices between boys and girls. She further mentions that the Commission...

Egypt: Independent Single Women

Egyptian blogger and feminist activist, Fatma Emam, celebrated this Valentine with some of her friends being “independent, mature, well educated, professional and single women.”

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