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· August, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2011

26 August 2011

Cuba: Woman Evicted

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

RuNet Echo

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...

25 August 2011

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...

23 August 2011

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”

22 August 2011

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

19 August 2011

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...

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