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· November, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2010

29 November 2010

El Salvador: New Law Targets Violence Against Women

Zimbabwe: Peaceful March to Mark International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

Take Back the Tech to Eliminate Violence Against Women

The global campaign Take Back the Tech! started on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year it is focused on developing actions that...

22 November 2010

Thailand: Two Thousand Dead Fetuses in Buddhist Temple

More than 2,000 illegally aborted fetuses were discovered in a Buddhist temple in Thailand and this has reinvigorated the debate on whether it is already time to update the country’s...

21 November 2010

Brazil: five days of cyber-activism to end violence against women

Bulgaria: Reactions to Hate Speech Against Arabs and Islam

Kapka Siderova, the wife of a far-right nationalist politician in Bulgaria, made some controversial statements about Arab women on a popular talk show yesterday, sparking outrage and allegations of racism...

20 November 2010

Bhutan: Khuru And The Rise Of Feminist Movements

Bhutanese women may have, unintentionally, created the stirrings of their first feminist movements of sorts when they recently started to encroach upon a traditionally male dominated sport Khuru (game of...

17 November 2010

Dominican Republic: Girls Must Be Protected

USA: Hunger Strike of Border Women at White House Ends

Eleven women from the organization La Mujer Obrera (Working Women) who advocate for community-led economic development along the United States-Mexico border, ended a ten-day hunger strike in front of the...

16 November 2010

Australia: Same-Sex Marriage a Step Closer?

Australia’s parliament is currently debating a private members bill about gay marriage. This one is not to change the law, merely to consult with the public about the issue. Many...

12 November 2010

Mexico: Data on Femicides, 2006-2008

Iran: Female political prisoners under pressure

Japan: I now pronounce you friend and friend

For those who take note of social categories a new one has been created: that of ‘marriage mates’. The tomo-fuhfu (where literally tomo means ‘mates or friends’ and fuhfu ‘married...

Ukraine: FEMEN Activists Protest Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani's Death Sentence

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