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· September, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2010

Cameroon: Tale of 50-year old rape

Victim's tale of rape in Cameroon: “First, she was told by her husband that no one would ever believe her. Much as it had petrified the 15 year old then...

Guyana: Women's Plight

Local news headlines tell the sad story of a young woman driven to suicide, allegedly because of a domestic dispute; The Guyana Groove concludes that “these are most certainly desperate...

Sri Lanka: Being An Woman

Dee at Ranting In Colombo is frustrated with the fact that some “Sri Lankan males have no idea about what it is like to be a Sri Lankan female”.

Egypt: The Proposal

Miss SunShine, from Egypt, writes about a marriage proposal here.

Israel: Are Peace Activists Harassed by Palestinian Men Being Silenced?

Israeli human rights activists, who regularly join Palestinian demonstrators in Bil'iin and Sheikh Jarrah, are recently blamed for ignoring and even silencing an allegedly common phenomenon of sexual harassment of...

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of...

Myanmar: Women Candidate Percentage in the Elections

According to a survey conducted by The Irrawaddy, less than 8 percent of the candidates running for the November 7 elections in Myanmar will be women.

South Africa: Zuma the patriarch vs ANC gender equality

Zuma [South Africa's President) the patriach versus ANC gender equality: “It should also not be controversial to point out the obvious fact that our current President (who is also the...

Panama: Proposed Legislation to Prevent Discrimination due to Sexual Orientation

The Panamanian National Assembly started to discuss a new law that would protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The proposal has caused controversy within Panamanian society...

Algeria: Women in Parliament

In this post, The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at women in the Algerian parliament, as well as relationships within the Algerian government.

Maldives: Less Women in Government Positions

Haumaldives criticizes the decrease in representations of women in government jobs during the tenure of the present government.

Haiti: Women's Reality

“While the government and the international community work on a reconstruction plan, many feel that the immediate problems facing Haitian women have slipped under the radar – even though they...

Australia: Muslim Dress Code Backlash

Residents of a Melbourne suburb in Australia were asked by the mayor to cover-up in a pool event to avoid offending Muslims. This order has sparked an online debate

Nigeria: Images of Nigerian Feminist Funmilayo Kuti

“Yesterday, I came across this album that contains pictures from the private collection of the much loved Nigerian feminist, shero and inspiration to several young girls and women, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti,”...

Nigeria: The Legacy of Nigerian Feminism

Eccentric Yoruba's analysis of feminism in Nigeria: “Since I returned to Nigeria earlier this year, I have not met any woman who openly identified as a feminist. It almost seems...

Martinique: Grande Dame Passes On

The Caribbean Review of Books acknowledges the passing of “Jenny Alpha, Martiniquan singer and ‘grande dame de la culture créole’.”

Guyana: Book Blogger Week

The Signifyin’ Woman celebrates Book Blogger Appreciation Week.

Paraguayans, their paramours and the MP7

I host a radio show in Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. Every Friday afternoon I ask my listeners for real stories, to help them relax in this city’s traffic. And it was...

Japan: Reflections on normality

Kei999 reflects [ja] upon the meaning of normality. In a post titled “Is ‘normal’ ‘right'?” the blogger takes into consideration various issues such as homosexuality and the practice called fūfu...

St. Lucia, French Guiana: Googol

“What if a superhero was born today in French Guiana? How do you cope with inviting her into your plan – wherever or whoever you are? I am Googol explores...

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