Stories about Women & Gender from January, 2007
Cambodia: Preventing Rapes
Vutha in Cambodia highlights the problems faced by rape victims and blogs about some recommendations to help prevent rapes.
Lebanon: A Bouquet of Topics
A variety of subjects were brought up in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. Following are some of the topics with links to selected posts about each. Hope you enjoy reading them. On the Environment: The oil spill that covered the Mediterranean coast last July as a result of Israeli bombardment...
Iran:Fashion Show in Iran
Legofish compares a photo from an Iranian woman in a fashion show in Tehran with another photo from a western fashion show.The blogger says Iranian show was called the women of my land.
Philippines: Prostitution in Philippines And Wikipedia
Philippines4Men is asking readers to help expand the wikipedia entry on Prostitution in Phillipines. “My intention for the entry was to provide people certain facts about the illegalities of prostitution in this country and the steps to curb prostitution. I know it may sound hypocritical since this site is about...
Armenia: Bribe-Free Roads
At Blogrel, Harmick reports on the first step of a project designed to eliminate bribery by traffic police.
Nigeria: debating census results
Akin joins the debate about the Nigerian 2006 census, “The Nigerian blog boards have been rife with disputing about the validity of the 2006 census as many are derisively rejecting the returns as both a waste of money and a fantasy of figures.”
South Africa: $40m leadership academy
Idland has a response to the Financial Post Passport critique of Oprah Winfrey's $40M Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, “So next time you see someone with a Master's degree puffing out his chest and asking, “Aren't there better ways to spend 40 million dollars?”, take a step back...
Cambodia: Selling and Buying Sex
Mungkol and a friend are having a discussion on selling and buying sex. The blogger has a mini-survey for his readers to find out some of the moral and ethical issues involved.
India: Feminism and the beasts
Some recent posts commenting on the supposed radical nature of feminism or the behaviour of women have Falstaff asking if it's National Chauvinism Week. Kaleidoglide asks where she can find these fantastic beasts.
Bangladesh: Going back to get married
Mezba on why men of the expat and diaspora community go back to Bangladesh and why he may not do the same. “Even though girls from back home are maybe more Bollywoodishly beautiful, charming, will make tea for me (my only demand), and so on, my reasons for marrying a...
Mongolia: Witnessing Abuse
Alexa of A Year in Mongolia writes about witnessing domestic abuse in her apartment building, and says that because physical abuse of women is so common in Mongolia, centers are popping up to offer women a place to stay away from their abusers.
Iran:Iranian women play rugby football
irfuny blog has published several photos of Iranian women playing rugby football in Iran.
Africa: honoring the African grandmother
Mental Acrobatics honors the African grandmother, “The group of people that symbolise above any other group, this unselfishness, this sacrifice for community, the group that is the rock of African societies up and down the continent, that provides a family home, a sympathetic ear, a lesson in discipline”
India: A city safe for women
Metroblogging Mumbai reflects on an incident where a girl was assaulted by a mob of 50 men during New Year celebrations in the city. “There is always an age-old argument between my out-of-town friends, namely Delhi that Mumbai is a much better city to live in than any other in...
Brazil: Women at the 8th International Free Software Forum
Liz Henry writes that G2G, a women-only group, will be going en masse to the 8th International Free Software Forum, April 12-14, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Jamaica: Earning a quick dollar in the ghetto makeover
Ria Bacon photographed these young women in December 2006 on Barbican Road in Kingston, Jamaica. As she explains on her blog: In the week before Christmas, many of the poorer areas of Kingston get a quick makeover, as hundreds of local residents hack at overgrown pavements and daub the kerbs...
South Korea: women's health
Asiapages blogs about her experience of health check in South Korea which presumes unmarried women as sexually not active and therefore ineligible for body check up.
Meet The New Urban Cambodian Woman And Blogger: Keo Kalyan
In a country where long-time respected traditions dominate the way of life of the people, the role of women in education, social work and general lifestyle is still limited compared to men. “Women are supposed to stay at home, and always behave quietly and sweetly,” stated the Women’s Code of...