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· March, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2010

South Korea: Gender issues

Lebanon: The Adventures of Salwa

Jamaica: Responding to HIV

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

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...

Bulgaria: Football Player Beats Up a Model

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.

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in Technology and Transparency Worldwide

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.

Africa: Notes From the Field

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...

“Brunei Foodies Go Pink”

Guyana: Virtual Love

China: Bride Dumped on Wedding Night Because She Isn't a Virgin

Trinidad & Tobago: Horning

Trinidad & Tobago: No to Co-Ed

Lebanon: Runaway Maids

Iraq: Seven Years On

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...

Armenia: Women

China: Verdict postponed in Fujian netizen trial

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...

Macedonia: International Women's Day in the Blogosphere

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...

Iranian women's rights website wins RSF online freedom award

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.

Sri Lanka: Theaters In Colombo

South Africa: Julius Malema and the future of freedom of speech

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...

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