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· August, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2011

India: Acid Survivor Denied Access To Mumbai College

Cuba: Sixth Sunday vs. Women

Cuba: Las Damas & the Archbishop

Azerbaijan: Ramadan

Bolivia: Aymara Women Working as ‘Voceadoras’ in El Alto

China: Soaring number of female political prisoners

China: Law professor claims all Chinese girls studying in France are debauched

Cuba: Woman Evicted

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia’s largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks...

Pakistan: Education, The Last Hope

As the socio-political crisis in Pakistan gets out of hand, emphasis on education is being stressed by civil society. This push mainly is due to the hope that maybe, just...

Cuba: Female Activists Detained

Ethiopia: A Woman Dedicated to Serve Her People

Video: Women Transforming Communities

Voices of Women Worldwide brings together people from all over the world interested in promoting the voices of voiceless women, young girls and children using all the different media they...

Cuba: Amnesty Reports on “Las Damas”

Trinidad & Tobago: Dr. Pat Bishop Passes On

Netizens of Trinidad and Tobago are coming to terms with the loss of one of its patriots: artist and musicologist Dr. Pat Bishop, who collapsed during “a meeting with a...

Madagascar: Expectant Mothers, Beware

D.R. of Congo: End Congo Rape Campaign Launched Online

Sri Lanka: The Return Of The Grease Devils

In many rural areas of Sri Lanka the mythical figure of the Grease Yaka (Grease Devil) is being blamed for nighttime assaults on women and thefts/robberies. A number of suspects...

Costa Rica: Slut Walk Reactions, Religion and Women's Rights

Last Sunday 14 August, 2011, the Costa Rican Slut Walk took place in the capital city of San Jose causing both a media and religious backlash due to allegedly violent...

Bermuda: BAD Call to Boycott

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