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· February, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2014

Lebanese Blogger Discusses Women's Rights with First Lady

Lebanese blogger Mario Macaron sent an open letter addressed to Lebanon's First Lady, Wafaa Sleiman, on the issue of Women's Rights - and got a response, reports Joey Ayoub

Women Out For The Evening Risk Arrest in Turkmenistan

The Vienna-based opposition blog Chronicles of Turkmenistan reports that police in northern Turkmen town of Dashoguz raid cafes and restaurants in search of women out for the evening. According to the...

One Third of Pregnancies Are Unintended in Burkina Faso

Social Researchers at L’Institut supérieur des sciences de la population (High Institute of Population Science) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso published a report entitled “Grossesses non désirées et avortements au Burkina :...

Mozambican Tech Woman Talks Local Impact of Social Networks

Mozambican activist Ludmila Maguni talks about the impact that social networks are having on Mozambican society hoping that the Internet in her country becomes more of a bridge between citizens...

PHOTOS: Venezuelan Women March for Peace in Caracas

Women who support the government of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro took to the streets on Saturday, February 22, to demand an end to the violence that has been sweeping the...

Celebrating Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

The Spanish-speaking world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.

Not All Bad, Talking Korean Plastic Surgery from Biz Perspective

There have been mounting criticisms on both local and international media's coverage of rampant plastic surgeries in South Korea; many reports are highly sensational, describing how reckless and ignorant plastic...

Photos from The Fashion Pakistan Week

Fashion blogger Amara Javed posts photos from the ongoing Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi showcasing the Summer 2014 collections by many Lahore designers.

There Will Be No Peace in Colombia Without Women

In response to the lack of female representation in peace talks, a website gives a voice to Colombian women who have dedicated their lives to the fight for peace.

Jamaica: Breakespeare & Bob Marley

Inspired by Cindy Breakspeare's recent lecture on Bob Marley, Annie Paul republishes a 2007 interview she did with her, in which Breakspeare discusses her youth, her Jamaican-ness and of course,...

Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

On the 11 Wives of Convicted Zimbabwean Preacher

Following the conviction of End Time Message church leader Martin Gumbura on multiple charges of rape, Sibusisiwe Bhebhe asks whether his 11 wives are victims, villains or victors: In past...

Trinidad & Tobago: Feminist Soca

“Feminist” kaiso and soca music – is there such a thing? creative commess thinks so and posts a playlist.

Doubts Arise Over Nigerian Journalist's Undercover Human Trafficking Exposé

A Nigerian journalist went undercover in a human trafficking syndicate, witnessed two brutal beheadings and lived to tell the tale. But some are questioning the veracity of her report.

Opponents of France's School Gender Equality Initiative Wage Misinformation War

"This is a nightmare for those who remain faithful to an ethic of rationality, be it religious or political."

In Support of Lebanese Skier Jackie Chamoun

Lebanon's netizens found themselves having to defend Jackie Chamoun, Lebanon's Alpine Skier representative at the Soshi Olympics, after pictures of a past photoshoot in which she posed topless were released...

China Central TV Accused of Targeting Vulnerable Women With Prostitution Exposé

After the report, a 6,000-strong force reportedly raided 12 hotels and entertainment venues, leading to 67 arrests.

Somali Activist's Personal Account of Female Genital Mutilation

Somali activist Asha Ismail recounted her own experience with female genital mutilation (FGM) and her fight to eradicate it to radio Onda Vasca on International Day of Zero Tolerance for...

An Info-Activism Tool-Kit on Women's Rights Campaigning

The Women's Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit by Tactical Technology Collective is a new guide for women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organizations who want to use technology tools...

Campaign to Demand Saudi Nationality Gender Equality

A campaign aimed at enabling the children of Saudi women to be granted the Saudi nationality is currently underway, writes Osama Khalid

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