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· May, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2011

30 May 2011

Australia: SlutWalks Spread the Word

Following Toronto’s lead, Australians have started a series of SlutWalks with Melbourne’s first march on 28 May. The catchphrase: Make it known that those who experience sexual assault are never...

Africa, France: Who is Nafissatou Diallo? Victim or Conspirator?

In the debate over the alleged sexual assault by French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a Guinean hotel chambermaid in New York, attentions from France to Africa have now shifted to...

China: Detained Rights Lawyer Interrogated About Sex Life

After three months in detention, Chinese lawyer Li Tiantian described on Twitter how her interrogators used intimate details of her personal life to harass her. In the past months, more...

Zimbabwe: On Journalism and Sexual Harassment

Zimbabwe: Fined US$400 for killing a woman

Lebanon: Mapping sexual harassment

29 May 2011

Costa Rica: Sex Abuse Prison Sentence Raises Concerns About Justice System

The sentencing of a 39 year old cabinet-maker to four and a half years of prison for sexually assaulting a woman during the daytime by touching her genitals in public...

26 May 2011

India: Malayalam Bloggers Campaign For Soumya

Kerala was rife with outrage, when 23 year old woman Soumya was thrown out from a moving passenger train, raped and brutally murdered. With the public losing the trust in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Oppression of Women

Lebanon: Bras for a cause!

Cote d'Ivoire: Amnesty International Report on Post-Electoral Conflict

25 May 2011

Saudi Arabia: Will women take the wheels on June 17?

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

24 May 2011

Cuba: Rojas Detained

Saudi Arabia: Woman Arrested for Driving

A week ago, a Saudi mother drove her car in Jeddah to take her kids to their school. On May 21, 2011, another Saudi woman, Manal Al-Sharif, posted a video...