Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2010
The Grand Narratives has a nice roundup post on various current gender issues in South Korea.
Liliane comments on The Adventures of Salwa a new comic-style campaign aimed at combating sexual harassment in Lebanon.
Repeating Islands reports that with funding support from the World Bank, the Jamaican government “aims to curb the spread of HIV, improve treatment, care and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and strengthen Jamaica’s capacity to respond to the epidemic.”
Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook her for a transvestite. Ms Abbah is now seeking justice as she is suing the Department of Correctional Services for...
Bulgaria is quite shocked at the news of a player for one of the country's biggest football clubs, CSKA, beating top model Kristin Vacheva.
In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day we profile several women based around the world who use technology to to make government more transparent and accountable.
This is a roundup of blog posts of Concern US aid workers blogging from Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern US aid workers blog regularly about their work and challenges they face as they help to transform lives of people in Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Senor Pablo blogs about the “Brunei Foodies Go Pink” event whose proceeds will go to the Brunei Breast Cancer Support Group.
“What a la-la. The I-net become the We-net”: Guyana-Gyal notices that “rosemantic” things have been happening in cyberspace.
PH from Veggie Discourse translated a local forum post and comments about a bride being dumped on the wedding night because the groom found out that she isn't a virgin.
From Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life blogs about “horning”.
“One of the latest national topics is the Ministry of Education's pilot project to convert twenty co-educational (or co-ed) secondary schools into same-sex (or single-sex) schools”: KnowTnT.com and Ken Sambury comment.
“When a maid runs away from her employer's house, the police station is unable to act because there's no law criminalizing runaway maids. So the police station officer tells the Lebanese employee to say that she stole money,” writes Ethiopian Suicides.
With the recent elections still fresh in the news it is all too easy to forget that the anniversary of the start of the war is this week. But this will not pass some bloggers. And, the latest results show that the election on 7th March is still too close to call. In the mean time, I have some speculation from the Iraqi blogs.
Emily Haas’ Armenian Experience, a blog by a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in the former Soviet republic, post photographs and an insight into the lives of women in Armenia. The blog says that the project is to “show how hard the women in Armenia work and the important and overlooked...
A verdict expected this morning in a case which has seen three netizens in Fujian province held in custody for nine months was quickly postponed pending yet further investigation. Following the decision, locals gathered outside the courthouse had minor scuffles with police while netizens having traveled there from around the country reported.
International Women's Day is not an official public holiday in Macedonia, but is widely observed through interpersonal interactions and at some workplaces. This year, a number of bloggers used the occasion to draw attention to gender issues or to find creative ways to congratulate women online.
Reporters without Borders and Google have awarded Iranian women's rights website We-change with a "Netizen Prize" for their work in defense of freedom of expression.
Indi.ca writes about the adult film theaters in Colombo and how women are portrayed in the film posters.
The ANC Youth League President Julius Malema has been found guilty of hate speech because of comments he made about a woman who accused President Jacob Zuma for rape. South African bloggers and legal experts have reacted quickly to the judgement. Opinions about the judgement and the future of freedom of speech in South Africa are deeply divided.
Andrew Gruen from Ohmynews! wrote an article addressing the problem of low birth rate in South Korea and pointed out that gender equality is more important than policy in raising birth rate.