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· September, 2013

Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2013

29 September 2013

Mozambique women's basketball reaches new heights

Saudi Clergyman Delivers Ground-breaking Science on Why Women Shouldn't Drive

Women in Saudi Arabia should not drive because driving will have adverse effects on their pelvis and ovaries, says a religious scholar. No Kidding.

28 September 2013

Mozambique Women's Basketball Thrills with Last-Second Win Over Nigeria

Excitement is overflowing in Mozambique as the national women's basketball team triumphed over Nigeria during the final seconds of a quarterfinals match. The "Samurais" next face Cameroon.

27 September 2013

“You Can Kick Female Flight Attendants” in Kazakhstan

Russia’s Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

There are two hunger strikes in Russia today, one by a famous Pussy Riot member and another by a mothers' group. What do the different receptions online say about Russia?

25 September 2013

India: Rape? Its Womens’ Fault

Ugandan Minister: Indecently Dressed Women Are Asking to Be Raped

Uganda's Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule has been summoned to appear before Parliament to explain himself.

South Korea: ‘The Man Must Buy the House’

Two Women Jailed After Kissing at Religious Rally in Brazil

In a religious service lead by the pastor and congressman Marco Feliciano, two young women who kissed in the middle of the event were arrested.

24 September 2013

Is the Spanish Army Punishing Women Who Denounce Sexism?

What is the situation of women in the Spanish Army? Lourdes Sada reports.

21 September 2013

Indonesian Groups Criticize ‘Miss World’ Contest as ‘Un-Islamic’

Venue of the contest was moved from Jakarta to Bali. Organizers vowed to replace bikinis with Balinese sarongs for the beach wear but protests have continued.

20 September 2013

“A Woman Can Only Become President When Men Die Out in Tajikistan”

The upcoming presidential elections in Tajikistan promise to be anything but boring. For the first time in the country's history, a woman is running for its highest political office.

18 September 2013

Is a Monument to Chechen Women an Affront to Russia?

RuNet Echo

Ramzan Kadyrov caused an outcry in the blogosphere when he dedicated a monument to a group of Chechen women who died during the Caucasus Wars in the 19th century.

17 September 2013

The Fight to Ban Child Marriage in Yemen

Child Marriage is a widespread practice in Yemen, especially in the rural areas. The story of the death of an eight-year-old child bride puts this serious issue under the spotlight.

16 September 2013

Indians Push Back on Racist Taunts to Miss America 2014

Indian-American Nina Davuluri faced a barrage of racist comments in social media after winning the Miss America pageant. Indians fumed, but also wondered about her chances of winning in India.

A Positive Example of Community Farming in Mozambique

Hong Kong: Indonesian Maids Rally Against Abuse

New Australian Government: Where are the Women?