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· February, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2009

16 February 2009

Jamaica: Explicit music banned

The long-standing controversy over the appropriateness of certain music for public airplay has once again reared its head in Jamaica. Bloggers make their voices heard.

Global: Appointment of Saudi Arabia's First Female Deputy Minister Makes Waves

As millions of women the world over marked Valentine’s Day with gifts from their loved ones, one woman - in a country that has banned the holiday and labels it...

Jordan: Bloggers Reflect on Valentine's Day

Bloggers' reflections on Valentine's day in Jordan varied between wishes for a happy day, and raising important issues about the holiday. Here is what some of them had to say....

Barbados, Grenada: Domestic Violence

Armenia: Be Free

15 February 2009

Lebanon: A Civil Marriage Valentine

Renewed calls for Lebanon to allow civil marriages were made in a Valentine ceremony at a Beirut bar over the weekend. Several inter-religious couples staged mock weddings at a bar...

14 February 2009

Jordan: Empowering Women, Emos and Live Mesh

Discussions on empowering women to the behaviour of teenagers to the latest new software which lets you synchronize your all your data on your computer are taking place at the...

Egypt's Leading Women

Egyptian women, like many other women, have great potential once they unleash their power. Eva habil, Passant Refaat, and Radwa Saad El Din are three women who took the lead...

Indonesia: Divorce and polygamy

I feel guilty writing about divorce and polygamy on Valentine’s Day. But these two unmentionable topics are also realities of love and relationships. In Indonesia, more women are divorcing their...

13 February 2009

India: The Pink Underwear Resistance

In some parts of India, celebrating Valentine's Day could be considered harmful to women's and couple's health, as Morality Police decide to hunt down couples and women that may be...

Egypt: Bloggers Rally Against Sexual Predators

Sexual harassment makes the headlines of Egyptian blogs once again after a blogger was harassed on the street by a group of young men, high on hash. Marwa Rakha reviews...