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· May, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2010

26 May 2010

Egypt: Rima Fakih – What does religion have to do with it?

Rima Fakih, an Arab Muslim immigrant, won the Miss USA Pageant. There are those who considered her award an Arab victory, those who considered her a Muslim disgrace, and others...

Trinidad and Tobago: Election Landslide

After a snap election ends the rule of Prime Minister Patrick Manning, Trinidadian bloggers react to the new People's Partnership coalition government, led by the country's first female prime minister.

23 May 2010

Russia: Hacking of Women's Community Raises Gender, Ethical and Privacy Dilemmas

RuNet Echo

The legendary Russian women blog community "girls_only" with the most sensitive and private discussions was hacked by anonymous hacker and uploaded to a mirror site. The scandal raised a lot...

20 May 2010

Uruguay: First Woman Elected as Intendant of Montevideo

Ana Olivera, a member of the Uruguayan Communist Party was elected Municipal Intendant of Montevideo. Her candidacy and the politics and history behind it gave social media users and bloggers...

19 May 2010

MENA: International Day Against Homophobia Celebrated

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still a region for concern according to the International Lesbian, Gay,...

South Africa: 32 teams and 40,000 prostitutes for 2010 FIFA World Cup?

If you are going to South Africa to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup, you should probably be prepared to meet 40,000 prostitutes from around the world who are expected...

18 May 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Issues

Kenya: Elderly women taking self defence lessons

Malawi: Barefoot Solar Engineers Win Best African Electrification Award

Japan-based Malawian blogger Clement Nthambazale writes about a Solar Engineers Project, run by barefoot engineers, which has won Africa’s biggest Rural Electrification Award. The solar project, which has electrified Chimonjo...

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