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· April, 2012

Stories about Women & Gender from April, 2012

30 April 2012

Kenya: Lilian Ikal Angelei Wins Environmental Goldman Prize 2012

Argentina: The ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ Turn 35

Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana: Is “Miss Black France” Acceptable?

While French people are still in the midst of the presidential elections, with its second round coming up on May 5-6, bloggers in the French overseas territories were buzzing about...

26 April 2012

Puerto Rico: 30 years of the Organization of the Working Woman

Puerto Rico: Feminism and Friendship

Bulgaria: Penalty For Getting Pregnant

Video: Mothers Around the World Share Their Different Experiences

In the International Museum of Women, the current online exhibit is all about mothers. MAMA: Motherhood around the globe explores the different aspects of motherhood through video interviews to women...

25 April 2012

Cuba: Resorting to Hunger Strike

Cuban netizens, primarily from the diaspora, are once again blogging about instances of police abuse in the country and how the island's justice system routinely makes hunger-strikers out of prisoners...

Do Arab Men Hate Women? Mona Eltahawy Faces Firestorm

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy has once again sparked controversy with an article in Foreign Policy magazine entitled “Why Do They Hate Us?”, in which she argues that Arab societies are...

24 April 2012

Ecuador: Refugee Women and Girls Turning to Sex Work

A video documentary examines the situation with Colombian women who had to migrate across the border into Ecuador due to violence. In many cases, without being able to gain legal...

23 April 2012

Mexico: Human Rights Abuses and the Presidential Elections

The documentary A Schizophrenic State by Charlotte King follows the stories of San Salvador Atenco and Oaxaca, two places in Mexico who suffered human rights abuses by the ruling political...

22 April 2012

Bahrain: One-Woman Demo!

We have become accustomed to seeing million-man protests in Arab countries, but how about a one-woman protest?

21 April 2012

Costa Rica: Climbing up Chirripó, the Country's Tallest Peak

The tallest peak in Costa Rica is the Chirripó, at 3820 meters (12,533 feet) above sea level. Throughout the years, it has drawn many locals and foreigners to climb up...

Iran: Ahmadinejad's Car, A Woman, And a Hungry Old Man

An online video showing a young woman jumping onto the hood of the car of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was visiting Bandar-Abbass on 10 April, is making a...

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

In last week's summary of the regional blogosphere, a young comtemporary artist from Barbados made the observation that the region is “more than the beach and coconuts.” Here's a round-up...

20 April 2012

Kenya: Creating Alternative Initiation Rites to Womanhood without Cutting Girls

Bolivia: Questions Over Murder of Indigenous Female Council Member

The murder of Juana Quispe, an indigenous woman and Municipal Council Member, has boosted the demand for the Plurinational Assembly (Bolivia's Parliament) to pass the Law "Against Political Violence and...

18 April 2012

Video Highlights: Syrian Activism, Children's Issues and Dolphin Deaths

A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories like the Syrian protests in Middle East and North Africa, China and India's female gendercide phenomenon in South Asia and...