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· December, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2011

22 December 2011

Armenia: Activists Demand Controversial Governor's Dismissal

Surik Khachatryan, the governor of Armenia's southern Syunik province, has been making headlines in the last month for all the wrong reasons. No stranger to controversy, activists are now demanding...

Brazil: Proposal for the Legalization of Abortion Approved in Conference

Kuwait: Online Advocacy for the Stateless Bidoun

Since hundreds of Kuwait's 100,000 strong Bidoun were attacked by police for protesting in support of others detained earlier in the year, a number of bloggers and international organizations have...

20 December 2011

Egypt: Women Rally for Dignity

Thousands of Egyptian women took to the streets of Cairo today to protest for their dignity, after women were beaten up by soldiers during running battles between the army and...

18 December 2011

Egypt: Women Against SCAF – Who Wins?

The world woke up today to see that Egypt had made the headlines again with a photograph of military officers ferociously beating a veiled girl and stripping her off her...

12 December 2011

Peru: Congress Approves Law Criminalizing Femicide

The Peruvian Congress has approved the text of a law that recognizes femicide as a crime punishable by up to 25 years of incarceration. Under the existing law, the murder...