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· April, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2011

26 April 2011

India: Challenges Of A Single Working Woman

Zimbabwe: Does Violence Deter Women From Entering Politics?

Trinidad & Tobago: Carib Queen Dies

Malaysia: Boot Camp to “Help” Effeminate Boys

Based on their effeminate tendencies, 66 schoolboys from the state of Terengganu in Malaysia were recently sent to a boot camp aimed at "helping them behave in a proper manner"....

Tajikistan: Women between a rock and a hard place

24 April 2011

Thailand: Outrage Over Topless Teen Dancing

The buzz in Thailand in the past week was the scandal caused by the topless teen dancers during the Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year). The photos and videos of...

Puerto Rico: Petition against Violence

22 April 2011

Puerto Rico: Debate on Domestic Violence Continues

In Puerto Rico, the public debate on domestic violence has reached a boiling point. Individuals and organizations react online, and offline, to the recent court decisions regarding the application of...

20 April 2011

Russia: Social Networking Via a “Prison” Game, Female Users’ Photos

Cuba: Women as Soldiers?

Global: Bloggers Take Issue with Anti-Niqaab Punditry

On April 16, 2011, France's ban on the niqaab and burqa went into effect, re-stirring emotions on the subject and sparking protests in the European country and beyond. In cyberspace,...

China: College mistress “price list” exposed

19 April 2011

Pakistan: In Support Of The Burqa Ban

Colombia: Teen Produced Web Series about Gay Youth

Nineteen year old Jhoncito Arango's most recent web project has certainly caught the local media's eye in his native Colombia, where his web series Yonkis has had a very good...

16 April 2011

South Asia: Reactions On The Burqa Ban In France

The recent ban imposed by France on burqa (niqab), the Islamic face veil, has created a lot of buzz across the different blogosphere of the world. Some South Asian bloggers...