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· October, 2012

Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Afef Abrougui, Blogging From Tunisia

Afef Abrougui, a contributor for Global Voices in Tunisia, tells us about her experience in the demonstrations that took place in her country in 2011 and what she expects for...

30 October 2012

El Salvador's Tough Abortion Laws

Tajikistan's ‘Million Dollar Baby’ Hangs Up Her Gloves

Mavzuna Chorieva, Tajikistan's female boxer who brought the country its only medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, has married and hung up her gloves, at least for a year. While...

26 October 2012

Ghana: Meet Agnes Chigabatia – Ghanaian Female Politician

There have been considerable efforts by women to have chance in Ghanaian politics. Agnes Chigabatia, a parliamentary candidate and a former member of parliament, is one of them. Ghana Decides,...

23 October 2012

Guyana: Upcoming Chris Brown Concert Upsets Anti-Violence Advocates

When news broke that Barbadian-born singer Rihanna's then-boyfriend Chris Brown had allegedly assaulted her, Caribbean bloggers were outraged. Talk of an upcoming Chris Brown concert in Georgetown has bloggers speaking...

20 October 2012

Chad: ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Winner & Human Rights Activist Attacked at Home

Australia: PM Julia Gillard's Misogyny Speech Sparks a War of Words

Following the viral video of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s attack on Opposition leader Tony Abbott as sexist and misogynist, a debate about changing dictionary definitions has emerged online.

19 October 2012

Pakistan: Developing Viewpoints on Malala Yousufzai

Malala Yosufzai, the female education activist who was shot by Taliban, has become a symbol for an enlightened and moderate Pakistan. Her name is being eulogized in prose and poetry...

18 October 2012

China: Breast Feeding

17 October 2012

Pakistan: Malala Yousufzai And The Drone Attacks

Ever since the young school going peace activist Malala Yousufzai was attacked by armed gunmen in Swat, Pakistan, numerous questions over the efficacy of the ongoing drone attacks in the...

16 October 2012

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women's Genius

Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated every October 16, honors international women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths -women's whose skills are urgently needed for the future of the...

Yemen: Why Insult Women?

14 October 2012

Saudi Arabia: Women2Drive Steps Up Tone; Blames Government Policies

Women2Drive, later renamed Right2Dignity, has been campaigning for lifting the ban on women's right to drive by calling for days in which women get behind the wheel and supporting lawsuits...

11 October 2012

Ukraine: “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” Documentary Project

Russia: Democratic Public “Outraged” by Release of Pussy Riot Member

RuNet Echo

It now appears that Samutsevich’s gamble has paid off, as she was freed after today’s hearings, her two-year prison sentence reduced to two-years probation. The other two imprisoned Pussy Riot...

Pakistan: Religious Extremists Attack Malala Yousufzai

Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year old girl, was shot and severely wounded by Taliban for her activism. She is famous for her ‘Diary of a Pakistani School girl‘ which reveals...