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· June, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2011

28 June 2011

Hijablogging: “Hijab Undecided”

The topics discussed and debated in the "hijablogosphere" are always wide-ranging, but a succession of recent blog posts delve into one particularly tricky topic: what happens when a woman decides...

Haiti: Helping to Stop Human Trafficking

26 June 2011

Armenia: LGBT Persons Still Facing Discrimination

LGBT persons are still facing discrimination in Armenia and much of the rest of the South Caucasus, a new groundbreaking two-year study by the Council of Europe (CoE) has found.

23 June 2011

Slut Walk is Besharmi Morcha in India

Slut Walk, a fresh feminist movement that originated from Toronto Canada, and had been taking rounds of various western cities, is now coming to New Delhi, the Indian capital. Amidst...

Armenia: Rapping controversy

South Korea: Slut Walk in Seoul, Protesting Against Sexual Violence

China: The first successful lawsuit on sexual harassment in Guangzhou

22 June 2011

Bangladesh: Rumana Manzur – A Grim Reminder of Domestic Violence

On 5 June, 2011, Rumana Manzur, an Assistant Professor at the Dhaka University, became the victim of a horrific case of domestic violence when she was brutally attacked by her...

18 June 2011

Saudi Arabia: Women Behind the Wheel

Several Saudi women took the wheel yesterday to break the siege on driving in Saudi Arabia, where women are banned from driving cars. The campaign to drive was announced on...