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· February, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2011

Bahamas: The Right to Speak Out

“I always have and always will speak up when my rights as a homeowner, a citizen and a human being are being threatened”: Womanish Words believes that her voice is...

Cuba: Damas de Blanco Attacked

Bloggers discuss the latest crackdown on Cuban dissidents.

Uzbekistan: Exit visa requires a no-whore plea

Beginning this year, female Uzbekistan nationals must pledge that they shall not become prostitutes outside of the country in order to receive their exit visa, reports neweurasia’s Abulfazal.

India: My Grandmother’s Memories

Rita Banerji shares her grandmother's memoirs which are remarkable because these stories are being repeated today in the lives of every Indian women, over and over gain.

Macedonia: Reactions to Government’s Anti-Abortion Campaign

The Macedonian government’s campaign for “explaining the consequences of abortion,” re-started during the winter holidays, incited reactions by bloggers and civil society organizations, which mainly interpret it as an attempt...

Georgia: Sex & the EU

Social Science in the Caucasus examines the results of a 2008 survey aimed at comparing Georgian social attitudes to those in the EU. The survey, for example, found that 80...

Mexico: Achievements and Challenges for Artisan Women

Adele Hammond writes about artisan women in a village outside Oaxaca: “[…] the women we work with are committed to creating better lives for themselves and their children, despite the...

Ukraine: “Undressing… With an Excuse”

Good Girl Gone Ukrainian explains her disappointment with what FEMEN, a Ukrainian “female protest group known for its provocative bare-breasted acts,” has evolved into over the years.

India: Savita Bhabhi Blocked Again

Soumyadip at Cutting the Chai informs that Savita Bhabhi, an infamous popular adult online comic, is being censored in India again.

Cuba: Reina Luisa Tamayo Arrested

Uncommon Sense re-posts a report of the arrest and alleged beating of the mother of the late prisoner of conscience, Orlando Zapata Tamayo, saying: “Wednesday…is [the] one-year anniversary of [his]...

Mexico: Activist's House Set on Fire in Ciudad Juárez

Ciudad Juárez, en la sombra del narcotráfico [es] (“Ciudad Juárez, in the shadow of drug trafficking”) reports that on February 16, Malú García Andrade's house was set on fire. Malú...

India: Indusladies Blog Contest

Phoenixritu informs about the Indusladies 2nd annual international women's day Blog contest which offers a cash prize of Rs.10,000.

Dominica: First Indigenous Lawyer

The Voice of the Taino People Online is proud to tell the story of “Pearl Diane Williams…the first indigenous Kalinago Carib person from Waitikubuli (Dominica) and possibly the Eastern Caribbean...

Caucasus: The Vagina Monologues

Georgia On My Mind provides its readers with a comprehensive review of The Vagina Monologues held earlier this week in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Controversial as it was bound to...

Cuba: Dissidents Arrested?

Babalu is concerned about two missing Cuban dissidents; Uncommon Sense re-posts the message, saying: “I'm afraid we will see a lot of this in coming days, with next week's one-year...

Trinidad & Tobago: Same Sex Marriage

Lisa Allen-Agostini thinks “it’s great that we have begun to think about the question of same-sex marriage in Trinidad and Tobago…[but] we have a long way to go–legally as well...

Bahamas: Dr. Keva Bethel Dies

Womanish Words pays tribute to the late educator Dr. Keva Bethel: “Bahamian women of my generation can be especially proud of her and grateful to her for a life and...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Dear Heart

Abeni writes a letter to her heart on Valentine's Day.

D.R. of Congo: Empowering Congo's women as leaders

Sadia Hameed writes about the opening of City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “City of Joy, built by Eve Ensler, head of well-known international women’s rights group...

Senegal/Nigeria: Women from Niger Delta at the World Social Forum

Opal Tometi meets women from the Niger Delta at the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal: “I hope to be able to post more videos from their presentation online, but...

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