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· December, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2011

Cuba: The First Book on Afro-Cuban Women

China: Rich Chinese Couple Uses 2 Surrogate Mothers To Have 8 Babies

Macedonia, Nepal: First Female Macedonian on Major Himalayan Peak

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...

Bhutan: First All-girls High School

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...

Africa: Women4Africa Awards

Puerto Rico: Feminist experiences at the “Encuentro”

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...

India: Girls and Their Right To A Career

Cuba: In Defense of Human Rights

Barbados: Courts Send Message that Women are Nothing

Guyana: Rape Allegations against Police Chief

Cuba: Defining “Vulgarity”

South Korea: Former Comfort Women Held 1000th Protest

Afghanistan: Being Disable Is Not An Unability

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...

Bangladesh: A Crowdsourced Platform To Report Violence Against Women

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