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· November, 2012

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2012

29 November 2012

Tortured Sudanese Female Journalist Speaks Up

Sudanese journalist Sumaya Ismail Hundosa, 34, was abducted from near her house on October 29, 2012, later to be found thrown inside a mud pit in a remote area in...

Jamaica: In Search of Reliable Partners

Young Volunteers Training to Free Northern Mali

27 November 2012

Protests Put an End to Chris Brown's Guyana Gig

Just over a month ago, Guyanese bloggers were voicing their displeasure over talk of a Chris Brown concert that was allegedly being supported by the government. Much of the controversy...

Guyana: Remembering Angela Cropper

Ecuador Commemorates the International Day Against Gender Violence

Ecuador commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with multiple cultural events. Ecuadorian netizens also reflected on the reality that many women live through in the...

Mistresses – China's New Corruption Warriors

In the past week, two corruption cases have been exposed, not by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CCP), but by the mistresses or...

26 November 2012

Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh Raises Questions of Worker Exploitation

The recent tragic fire at a clothing factory building in Ashulia, near Bangladesh Capital Dhaka, that killed more than 110 garments workers, has raised many questions. Bangladeshis are expressing their...

23 November 2012

Afro-Brazilian Women, Tight Curly Hair and Black Consciousness

On November 20, Brazil celebrated Black Awareness Day; in honor of the day, we invite you to watch the documentary Raíz Forte (Strong Roots), "start a discussion about hair in...

13 November 2012

The Present Status Of Maternal Mortality In Bangladesh

Assault of Female Radio DJ Ignites Zimbabwe Gender Violence Debate

The assault of a popular radio DJ by her boyfriend has ignited debate about violence against women in Zimbabwe. The pictures showing her swollen face were both praised and condemned...

12 November 2012

Street Children of Bangladesh Vulnerable to Abuse

The total number of street children in Bangladesh is estimated at 400,000. Almost half of these children live in Dhaka city alone. A very large percentage of these children are...

Thousands Celebrate Malala Day & Sign Nobel Peace Prize Petition

15 year-old education activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on 9 October 2012 by members of the Taliban, is recovering slowly. On November 10, 2012 people around the world celebrated...

11 November 2012

“Latinitas,” Empowering Young Latinas With Technology

Latinitas is a non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to the empowerment of young Latinas aged between nine to 18 years, through instruction and the use of media and...

10 November 2012

Australia: Having Our Say about India, the World’s Largest Democracy

What lies ahead for India, which is not just the largest democracy but will soon have the biggest population? You can join the discussion of The World's Largest Democracy at...

9 November 2012

The Bahamas: U.S. Election Result Sign of a Global Shift?

The recently-concluded U.S. election captured the interest of the entire world. Post-election, a couple of bloggers from the Caribbean territory that is geographically closest to the United States - the...