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· February, 2013

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2013

27 February 2013

One Billion Rising: Progress for Women Worldwide, But Still Much to Do

On February 14, 2013, a worldwide event "One Billion Rising" was held, in which women were invited to gather and to dance, to demonstrate against gender violence. On this occasion,...

Turkish Women Speak Up: My Body, My Decision

Turkish women protested, and protected their rights by saying 'my body, my decision.' But it seems like they still have a long way to go and fight until it is...

Ghana: Vote for African Women's Development Fund Blog

26 February 2013

Being Fat, Talking Fat in South Korea

VIDEO: In Bolivia, Indigenous Women Draw Society's Short Straw

Marisol, an indigenous Bolivian woman, says that in her country "being an indigenous woman is the worst thing that can happen to you." Her testimony is part of a news...

25 February 2013

Sexual, Holy and Disruptive: One Billion Rising in the Caribbean

The "One Billion Rising" campaign, created in response to statistics which suggest that one in three women will be assaulted or raped in their lifetime, called on women across the...

22 February 2013

Bangladesh Raises Voice to End Violence Against Women

With fists raised to the sky, thousands of Bangladeshis throughout the country stood together in city streets and plazas last week chanting "no more, no more!" to demand an end...

18 February 2013

Japan's Porn Law is Strangling Artists

World renown Fashion photographer Leslie Kee was arrested for selling obscene images at his latest exhibition in Tokyo. But is his work art or porn? In this post we look...

Videos from “One Billion Rising” Global Protests for Women's Rights

Every third woman falls victim to violence in her lifetime. On February 14, 2013 thousands of people all over the world protested against these daily acts of violence with dance.

A Second Revolution in Libya?

The road to democracy is a bumpy one for Libyans, who are marking the second anniversary of their revolution this week. Fozia Mohamed charts the reactions of bloggers on the...

14 February 2013

Caribbean: Valentine's Day is for Bloggers

Think you know what love is all about? A few regional bloggers use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to figure it out…

13 February 2013

Saudi Women Protesters Arrested for “Impairing Development”

Last Saturday, February 9th, a small protest was organized in front of the building of Human Rights Commission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by a group of women and children including...

12 February 2013

Video of Brutal Beating of Women Shocks Angola

On February 7, 2013, Angola awoke to the sounds of screams of pain and the sound of two women customers of a store being whipped. In just three days the...

11 February 2013

Bangladeshi Women Join Shahbag Protests in Remarkable Numbers

Extraordinary numbers of Bangladeshi women have joined the groups of protesters occupying the capital city Dhaka's Shahbagh intersection demanding capital punishment for war criminals. The movement, spearheaded by bloggers and...

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