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· March, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2011

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah: Opening doors to African women's bedrooms

For the past two years, Nana Darkoa’s blog Adventures from the bedrooms of African women has provided a forum for frank and intimate discussions of sex and sexuality amongst African...

China: Exporting Women

China Hush translated an article from a local forum concerning the imbalance in the “importation” and “exportation” of women in China where the gender ratio has already been distorted which...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Stereotype?

Outlish looks at the impact of Chutney Soca music “on people's perception of Indo-Trinidadians.”

Macedonia: No to Violence Against Women

Gordana Angelichin writes on Mladi!nfo about how she and two friends organized the V-Day Macedonia campaign from October 2010 to March 2011, as part of the global activist movement to...

Puerto Rico: Controversial Supreme Court decision

Blogger and Law scholar Erika Fontánez Torres [es] analyzes the recent decision [es] of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico that denies “adulterous” women the protections guaranteed under the Law against...

South Korea: Controversial Memoir Mixes Art, Sex and Politics

An art curator who shocked South Korea with her fake Yale diploma and government connections released a memoir on March 22, 2011, rocking the nation once again with her revelations....

India: Daughters Are Not For Killing

Ratna Raman at Ultra Violet describes how many women in India are subject to some form of punishment, torture or cruelty in their lives beginning with getting rid of the...

Barbados, Jamaica: Improper Search?

Barbados Free Press is livid about an incident in which a Jamaican traveler was subjected to a cavity search and then deported, saying: “Even if [the visitor] was suspected and...

Ethiopia: Meet the First Lady of Ethiopian Music

Meet the First Lady of Ethiopian music: “Today, 78-year-old and in frail health, Asnaketch Worku remains a living music legend, undoubtedly one of the most important singers in the history...

Ukraine: Myroslava Gongadze on Media Freedom

Viktor Kovalenko writes about the views of Myroslava Gongadze – who is the widow of the slain Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze – on the freedom of the press and other...

Mexico: Femicide Law Passed in State of Mexico

Erwin in The Latinamericanist reports that “legislators in Mexico State unanimously passed a law last week that legally recognizes femicides [es] as an independent crime category.” However, Erwin adds that...

South Korea: Special Parking Lot for Pregnant Women

In South Korea, a local district office had received rare compliments from net users with their women-friendly policy. The Yeongi country office had created a special parking lot saved for...

Paraguay: Photo Blog Reveals Dangers of Childbirth

Most Paraguayans are not aware of the high rates of death from childbirth and abortion in the country. These issues are rarely reported on mainstream media. This is why running...

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Position on Gender Equity

Globewriter on the UN Joint Statement on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: “The English Caribbean (including T&T which continues to betray its alleged commitment to human rights) was notably absent...

Trinidad & Tobago: Upsetting Issues

From the state of health care to advertising campaigns, Plain Talk posts a list of all the things that are upsetting him.

Guinea: Miss Guinea France 2011 Speaks Out against Excision

Interviewed by Mrs Nenette Baldé on the blog nenehawa.com, Binta Diallo, the winner of Miss Guinea France 2011, thinks [Fr] that: “The worst is that little Guinean girls associate excision...

Nepal: Unequal Treatment Of Women

Blogger Nepali sees unequal treatment of women almost everywhere in Nepal because some people see this as a normal phenomenon.

Trinidad & Tobago: What Mothers Do

“For each decision I had to puzzle through on my own, I give them the tools and advice to make the best choices they can. I want them to be...

Africa: Blog by African feminist artists

Nyangoma is a blog managed by a collective of African feminist artists. The idea was born at the first African Feminist Forum in Accra, Ghana in October 2006. A group...

Brazil: International Women's Day and Amnesty

As part of the celebrations of the International Women's Day, on March 8, six former political prisioners received the offical amnesty by the Brazilian Government, says [pt] Rogério Tomaz Jr,...

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