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· December, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2010

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Caucasus: The Year in Review

  23 December 2010

With 2011 nearly upon us, the year in new and social media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia during 2010 was surprisingly positive. So, what did the past year hold in store for the South Caucasus? Read on.

Pakistan: Protesting the (mis)handling of a Gang Rape Case

  21 December 2010

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice, furious at the insensitive media handling of a recent gang rape case (that led the victim to withdraw her case against the rapist),  writes an open letter to Sharmila Farooqui – protesting the manner in which the Information Advisor handled the media briefing pertaining to...

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Puerto Rico: A Charming Podcast with Plenty of Bite

  21 December 2010

The members of the podcast Kitty Kitty Dinosaur come from all walks of life. The team tries to take some time off their busy schedules every two weeks or so to talk about the current media climate and state of affairs in Puerto Rico. Global Voices interviewed them about the Puerto Rican blogosphere, social media networks, online freedom of expression, mainstream media and gender.

Chile: Women in Chilean Politics

  19 December 2010

In El Quinto Poder, Danae Mlynarz writes [es] about the role of women in Chilean politics, saying that “political parties do not promote the incorporation of women in their boards, and they do not meet the quotas they have established for internal elections or elected positions.”

Cuba: Economic Crisis

  17 December 2010

Iván's File Cabinet says that the “times of crisis” that the country is facing is affecting everyone – even the prostitutes.

Azerbaijan: Hijab ban

  16 December 2010

Aaron in Azerbaijan [Eng] also comments on the recent law introduced in Azerbaijan prohibiting hijabs in schools. The blog wonders if the move is an attempt by the government to stop the further spread of radical Islam in the secular country.

India: On Eve Teasing

  15 December 2010

Maesy Angelina at Blank Noise comments: “eve teasing is an issue that nobody talks about. It seems like a monumental thing to try and change it.”

Sudan: Low turnout for female voters

  15 December 2010

What is the reason behind a low female turnout to register for the January 9 referendum?: “At the Dr. John Garang Mausoleum in the heart of Juba, under a baking morning sun, two dozen or so men wait patiently in line to be registered to vote. A separate line for...

Armenia: Smoking the Pipe of Peace

  14 December 2010

Ararat Magazine features a post by Global Voices’ Caucasus editor on Calumet, an ethnic lounge bar in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Offering a laid back environment for local civic activists, artists and musicians, as well as foreigners, to unwind in, it concludes that the recently opened venue is a breath...

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Azerbaijan: Looking in from the outside

  13 December 2010

For those living in a particular country, many things can sometimes be taken for granted. But when others from outside discover it for the first time, often experiencing new colors and traditions, a fresh insight is often the result.

India: One Day Women Can Play and Dance

  10 December 2010

India Unheard shows us two different festivities in different areas of the country where married women from tribal communities can, for one day only, play and dance in public without risking censure.

Africa: Living in compromise

  8 December 2010

Can you be an African woman, a feminist and an African feminist?: “I think many African women, like my mother and even myself have struggled, or are struggling with the notions of being an African woman, a feminist and an African Feminist. We struggle to translate an academic concept into...

Bermuda: The Black Male Perspective

  8 December 2010

Breezeblog directs “anyone concerned about where Bermuda is headed amidst the spiralling gang violence, social dysfunctionality and hypocrisy” to an article written “from the perspective of a young black man”.

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