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· August, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2010

30 August 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More dialogue through film

With national television in Armenia and Azerbaijan controlled by the authorities or government-linked individuals, there is little opportunity for independent reporting. Now more objective and human interest stories can be...

Taiwan: 250000 Facebook users against inadequate court sentence

Taiwan: Students ask for more rights

26 August 2010

East Timor: (Un)Dignified Sculptures of Women in Shangai World Expo 2010

Guyana: Domestic Violence

China: Prostitution, Reality, Hypocrisy and Human Lives

What good does punishing women involved in the sex trade do when the gangs, corporations, and clients are left largely untouched?

25 August 2010

Iran: Blogger May Face Charge of ‘Waging War Against God’

There is a growing concern that Shiva Nazar Ahari, a jailed human rights activist and blogger may be charged with moharbeh (waging war against God/enmity against God) in an upcoming...

Pakistan: Field Notes From Doctors Of A Relief Team

Mexico: What About the Dead Women of Juárez?

China: Fujian Netizen, Fan Yanqiong, Released from Prison

The last of the Fujian 3 netizens still in prison, Fan Yanqiong, was quietly released today on medical parole with nearly a year remaining on her sentence. Watch He Yang's...

23 August 2010

Egypt: Egyptian Woman Vs a Woman….

Haiti: Beauty & Controversy

Iran: International Protest against Stoning

Those condemned to be stoned in Iran now have a face in international media, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashitiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, who was sentenced to death by stoning for...

China: Hype on university virginity rate

On August 16, a survey report on university female student virginity rate was posted around university forums. Since the report was published under the name of Li Yinhe, the most...

17 August 2010

Jordan: Reema, We Refuse to Let You Die in Vain

A 35-year old mother of three was shot by her husband during her sleep in Jordan. The reason for this murder? Her husband believes that his wife was a "victim...