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· August, 2014

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2014

NGO Organizes First Interview via Twitter

NGO Dominemos la Tecnología (Let's master technology) invites to the first #TweetInterview “From softactivism to thinking of a network as a space to protest”, to be held on September 1...

13 Photos by an Exiled Iranian Photojournalist of People Caught in Conflict in the Middle East

Maryam Ashrafi's portfolio spans Iran, Iraq, Turkey and France. Global Voices interviewed her about her work.

‘Behind the Wheel': A Look at the Women Tajikistan's Russia-Bound Men Leave Behind

"Behind the Wheel" is a short film about migration and an extraordinary woman named Nigora, who overcame betrayal and local gender stereotypes to set up shop fixing car tires.

The Heroic Everyday Work of Lab Scientists in the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia

During the current crisis of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), many reports showcased stories about patients, medical staff, vaccines and the consequences of the disease on the affected countries. But rare...

Why Bahrain's Largest Opposition Bloc Wants People to Have More Babies

Al Wefaq says native Bahrainis could become a minority. Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy has been accused of naturalising foreigners to prop up their own rule of the Shia Muslim-majority country.

Bahamian Women Battling for Equal Rights

You would think that a nation which spent so much of the 20th century doggedly pursing equality would be united today over equal rights for women to pass on citizenship...

Lessons from Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's First National Hero

Marcus Garvey, who was born 127 years ago, was a fervent supporter of Pan-Africanism. On the anniversary of his birthday, two bloggers commemorated the leader.

Demanding Gender Equality in the Bahamas

Lynn Sweeting, blogging at Womanish Words, wants equality for women in the Bahamas and pens a poem in that regard.

Sex, Censorship, and the Internet: Take the EROTICS Survey

The Association for Progressive Communications is asking LGBT activists, women's rights activists, queer bloggers and anyone with an active voice on issues of gender and sexuality on the Internet to participate...

Should Women Starve Their Babies for Fear of Public Breastfeeding?

Olivia Kidula explains why breastfeeding in public should not stop: A friend of mine recently gave birth to her first baby girl and is still getting the hang of motherhood....

Jamaican Women Are Speaking Out Online Against the ‘Widespread Sickness’ of Public Sexual Harassment

"Instead of falling into the trap of thinking that unwanted sexual attention is a compliment, women must fight back. We cannot passively see ourselves as victims."

Peru Plans to Catch Public Transport Gropers With Undercover Female Cops as ‘Bait’

It follows a successful pilot program in Colombia, where a team of women wearing "tight trousers, miniskirts and low-cut tops" has caught 129 men this year.

When Red Cross China Needs a PR Boost, Propaganda Authorities Have the Embattled Charity's Back

CCTV aired a confession from Guo Meimei, who impersonated a Red Cross executive, the evening after a deadly earthquake. Many speculated it was to help the charity's calls for donations.

There's a Woman in Crimea Showing the Men How Blogging Is Done

Political discussions on the Russian-speaking Internet tend to be dominated by male voices. Politichanka, however is an exception to this general trend.

Accessibility and Lack of Appreciation for Young HIV Carriers Fighting AIDS

Under the premise that AIDS is the second cause of teenager deaths in the world and the nvisibility for vulnerables populatons in this field, Puerto Rican journalist Natalia A. Bonilla...

Try Being a Female Journalist in Kyrgyzstan. Your Male Sources Hit on You. All the Time.

Kyrgyz journalist Asel Kalybekova explains the pressure female professionals - whether journalists, accountants or government secrataries - face to respond to sexual advances by officials and co-workers.

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