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· January, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2011

Puerto Rico: “The Love of My Life”

Blogger and lawyer Verónica RT looked up the Facebook status [es] of Zacha Hernández Alemán, a recent victim of domestic violence in Puerto Rico. It said: “I am engaged with...

Guyana: End of Relationship, Not End of Life

The Guyana Groove is concerned about “the extremely high rate” of domestic violence, especially “in those cases in which one or both of the partners left the relationship.”

Nepal: Panel Discussion On Case Discrimination

Bhumika Ghimire moderated a panel discussion on case discrimination and Nepali women where Dr. Drona Rasali and Ms. Sushma Barakoti, two influential members of Nepali diaspora, were present. You can...

Cuba: Marta's Victory

Crossing the Barbed Wire blogs about the experience of Marta Diaz Rondon, who was reportedly imprisoned and beaten by “men who claim to be patriots and protectors of Cuba’s security.”

Kenya: Sue: The Kenyan prostitute building a brand online

The Kenyan Blogosphere has just recently been graced by not your usual blogger and not your usual genre: a street prostitute building her brand online by sharing her experience and...

Guatemala: Challenges for First Female Public Prosecutor

Recent appointments of women to public administration and key political positions could shake the political scene in Guatemala. Furthermore, the appointment of the first female Public Prosecutor could help end...

Guyana: “real” men

The Signifyin’ Woman contemplates Caribbean homophobia and notions of what it means to be a “real” man vs an “anti” man.

Pakistan: The Veenagate Controversy

Veena Malik, an aspiring Pakistani celebrity, was accused by religious hardliners of immoral behavior as she took part in the Indian reality show Big Boss. Reactions on this controversy show...

Africa: Dear First Ladies of Africa

First Ladies of Africa, you have failed us!:”As Africans, we know of our individual First Ladies. It is either their eccentricities, extravagance or total lack of decorum that reminds us...

China: What about Chinese dads?

If you found yourself following the Amy Chua affair, you might want to check out this latest post from Jocelyn Eikenburg, American wife of a Chinese man: Chinese (and Asian)...

Kenya: Don't ask a prostitute where she sees herself in five years

Don't ask a prostitute, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”: “In our trade on the streets; the opposite happens; Your value decreases as your experience increases.Quoting five years...

Mexico: A blog by and for female football fans

Pamboleras [es] is a Mexican blog written by and for women who love “the most beautiful sport on earth”: football [soccer].

China: Police and Japanese porn star

Many regional police departments have launched their micro-blogs at Sina for promoting their image and public relations. Recently netizens found out that Xigang Branch Office of Dalian Police Department has...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Political Women

And Still I Rise blogs about women and politics.

India: Women Empowerment and Videoblogging

Women Aloud Videoblogging for Empowerment (WAVE) is a platform and program aiming to get women from semi-urban areas of India to voice their opinions on topics that matter to them...

Mexico: Women's Rights Activist Killed

Erwin C. in The Latinamericanist reports on the murder of women's rights activist Susana Chávez: “For many years Chavez campaigned against the unsolved murders of hundreds of women in northern...

South Korea: Public Enraged at Sexual Harassment in Tweet Space

Twitterer @koreain sent the final warning tweet[ko] to a high-profile media worker (and a married man) who is reportedly to had harassed a woman via Twitter. Koreain urged the man...

Macedonia: Anti-Abortion Campaign

Feministik writes about a new anti-abortion campaign launched by the Macedonian government.

Iran: Coelho's books banned

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says his books were banned in Iran. The writer made all his books in Persian availabe on his blog, free for all fans.

Sudan: Oldest woman votes

South Sudan's Rebecca Kadi Loburang Dinduch – thought to be the oldest voter who is expected to be between 100 -115 years according to her granddaughter, on Wednesday arrived at...

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