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· June, 2013

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2013

20 June 2013

‘Qandisha’, the Women's Webzine that is Ruffling Feathers in Morocco

A webzine for women in Morocco is causing a stir for its frank treatment of religion and sexuality. Global Voices recently caught up with the founder, Fedoua Miski.

14 June 2013

Kazakh Minister Fired as Netizens Criticize Pension Plans

A Facebook-driven reaction to the government's attempt to ram through a pension reform without public discussion has given people approaching retirement age in Kazakhstan a rare voice. The republic's Social Affairs...

Parliament Restricts Kyrgyz Women's Rights

Australian DJ Asks PM if Partner is Gay

12 June 2013

No Witnesses? No Rape, Says Pakistan's Islamic Council

A ruling by Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) dismissing DNA as primary evidence in rape cases has received much flak from activists in the country. The ruling has its...

7 June 2013

Putin Loses His First Lady & RuNet Snarks

RuNet Echo

A three-person TV crew from Russia 24 standing in an empty Kremlin hallway, the black-suited reporter with her arms awkwardly crossed—that was the initial audience to Vladimir Putin’s announcement today,...

4 June 2013

Tunisian FEMEN Activist Faces New Charges

As Tunisian FEMEN activist Amina Tyler is set to appear before a judge to face new charges on June 5, the secular opposition's lack of support to the young woman...