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· November, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Impressed with Miss Miles

Dingolay reviews the new play about Gene Miles (a whistleblower for a political corruption scandal in the 1960s, who subsequently became a social outcast), admitting she was “a bit chilled...

ActionAid: halve world hunger by 2015

“Let's fight climate change & hunger. Together” is a new video released by ActionAid & produced by the LatteCreative team, to support the world food crisis campaign and keep the...

Cuba: Mariela's Red Light Comment

Ernesto Morales Licea takes issue with Mariela Castro's now infamous statement to Radio Netherlands during her visit to Amsterdam's Red Light District.

Barbados: Response to Crime Affecting Tourism?

Barbados Free Press questions the role of the local police “in what has become an all-too-familiar story of covering up crime against tourists.”

Guyana: Calling Violence Against Women by Name

CODE RED “felt very frustrated yesterday when someone told [her] that to say ‘violence against women’ is discriminatory, that it should be called ‘relationship violence'”, explaining: “There are a range...

Panama: Women Marched on International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Panamanian women marched on Friday, November 25, the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. “So far this year, 53 women have been murdered in Panama, 35 at the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Men and their Role

“International Men's Day kind of came and went without much fanfare here, even though the darn thing was actually ‘inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago'”, says West Indian Mother,...

Bahamas: Male Violence Against Women

Womanish Words would like the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to be called what it really is – the International Day for the Elimination of Male...

Cuba: Photos of Violent Arrests

Uncommon Sense weighs in on photos showing the violent arrest of “two Cuban female activists, Yris Pérez Aguilera and Donaida Pérez Paseiro, as they tried to leave Yris’ home in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Plot Against the Prime Minister

ttgapers.com reports on an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and other members of her Cabinet. Limited Twitter commentary about it is here.

Guatemala's Alarming Femicide Statistics

“According to official statistics, seven hundred women have been murdered so far this year in Guatemala (see here and here). According to CONAPREVI, 838 women were murdered in 2010. Therefore, if women continue to...

South Sudan/Sudan: Refugee Narrates Her Emotional Story

Amanda Hsiao talks to Miriam, a Sudanese refugee in Ethiopia. The post is part of a series based on Enough interviews with Blue Nile refugees in Sherkole refugee camp and...

Cuba: Ladies Detained Again

The Ladies in White were once again attacked this weekend as they tried to attend Mass, babalu reports; two of the group's members are allegedly “still being held in a...

Côte d'Ivoire: Pregnancy and Lifestyle

Kingsuy blogging from Côte d'Ivoire writes in this post [fr]:  “Fad or symbol of unconsciousness of some mothers? Either way, it is difficult to figure why so many young pregnant women are still...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Father's Rights

Jumbie's Watch “adds his voice” to that of a Trinidadian father who was not allowed to stay in the hospital overnight with his sick son, saying of the powers-that-be: “They...

Cuba: No Respect for Parents

“The love of the mother for her child is unconditional — according to Cubans — as are the child’s feeling toward its mother”, says Regina Cano, but notes that “in...

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Domestic Violence

Barbados Underground links to an article about the high rate of domestic violence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and suggests that “often times we discuss the issue of domestic...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bull S**t Artists

Plain Talk explains why he thinks that Trinidad and Tobago needs a National Bullshit Council.

Zambia: Porn Video Sparks Debate on Gender, Culture and Morality

A video clip of a young female student at one of Zambia’s expensive colleges having sex with her boyfriend has surfaced on a hardcore pornography website. The case has generated...

Greece: Giving Aid to Inmates of Elaionas Women's Prison

A team of bloggers [el] is cooperating with social workers at the Elaionas women's prison in Thebes, Greece, in order to give aid to imprisoned mothers and their children. The blog...

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