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· August, 2013

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2013

25 August 2013

Chelsea Manning Case Surfaces Issues of Transparency, Security, Journalism, and Sexuality

What Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's case means for whistleblowers, journalism, state secrecy, security, and the transgender community.

24 August 2013

Are Female Vigilantes The Answer To Stop Rapes In India?

India, reeling from the news of another woman gang-raped in Mumbai, is searching for a way to stop these sexual crimes.

23 August 2013

A Disappearing Generation of Indigenous Children in Kerala, India

Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.

22 August 2013

Women Barred From Voting in By-elections in Some Parts of Pakistan

An undercover monitor for Pak Votes, an organization that monitors electoral fairness, succeeded in convincing polling officials at one location to not allow any women to vote.

21 August 2013

Killing of Jamaican Transgender Teen: Not Just Another Murder

Hate crime? Lynching? Or just another murder? Bloggers continue to discuss the killing of Jamaican transgender teen Dwayne Jones, and what it means for the country's homophobic reputation.

VIDEO: “Mermaids of Timor-Leste”

Amina Leaves Femen Because of “Islamophobia”

19 August 2013

Saudi Judge to Jailed Activist: You Need a Lawyer? Aren't You a Man?

Umar Al-Saeed is the youngest ACPRA member to face trial and imprisonment for his opinions and activism. He is in jail because he refused to be interrogated without a lawyer.

8 August 2013

Experimental Artists Pay Homage to Mary Magdelene with Puerto Rican Flair

Artists Tanya Torres and Raquel Z Rivera host a dazzling artistic-musical "promise celebration" in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in New York.

Protsahan, Encouraging Girls Through the Arts in India

The young innovators of Protasahan aren't expecting governments alone to make gender equality a reality in India. This post belongs to a series exploring post-2015 ideas for development.

6 August 2013

Do FEMEN's Topless Protests Advance Women's Rights or Jeopardize Them?

When a man sets himself on fire in protest, no one accuses him of harming the movement he self-immolated for. Why does FEMEN face those accusations?

Bangladesh Court Disqualifies Jamaat-e-Islami Party from Elections

The ruling comes as the party faced mounting criticism for its opposition to Bangladesh's independence and its top members implicated in war crimes.

5 August 2013

Hong Kong Sex Workers Forced to Pay for Good Reviews Online

Popular website sex141.com encourages users and ghostwriters to leave bad reviews of sex workers and charges for positive reviews to be written.

2 August 2013

Tunisian FEMEN Activist Amina Released from Prison

The 19-year-old activist is still charged with "cemetery desecration".