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· March, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2009

16 March 2009

Egypt: New Fatwa on Divorce

Egypt: New Fatwa on Divorce

Dubai: Dress Appropriately and Behave!

Trinidad & Tobago: Lack of Clear Vision

Malawi: Female Candidates and the Politics of Regionalism

With two months to go before Malawians vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on May 19th, 2009, the soup du jour has evolved around two developments, the first one being...

Armenia: International Women's Day action sparks virginity debate

Although couples now marry at a later age than before, some traditions have been slow to change in Christian Armenia. One custom, for example, expects women -- but not men...

Saudi Arabia: Forty Lashes for a 75-year-old Woman for ‘Mingling’ with Men

A 75-year-old Syrian woman was sentenced to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from Saudi Arabia, for having two unrelated men in her house. The two men were also...

12 March 2009

Brazil: On the Vatican's condemnation of raped-child's abortion

A 9-year-old girl several times raped and made pregnant by her stepfather was guaranteed the right to have an abortion legally in Brazil. After the operation, the Roman Catholic Church...

New Citizen Media Projects Foster Rising Voices in Ivory Coast, Liberia, China, Mongolia, and Yemen

Of the 270 project proposals we received from activists, bloggers, and NGO's all wanting to use citizen media tools to bring new communities - long ignored by both traditional and...

11 March 2009

Iran: No Cake for Iranian Women on their Day

Although the Iranian government does not recognize the International Women's Day and has banned women activists from organizing gatherings and demonstrations to commemorate the day for the previous 30 years,...

Tunisia: Tribute to authors who promoted the women's movement

Egypt: The Influential Role of Women in History

Burkina Faso: A Special Day In Burkina Faso

International Women's Day in Tunisian Blogs

Tunisia celebrates its National Day for Women on August 13. Calls are now being echoed in the blogosphere to join international women in their celebration and mark the day with...

Iran: Iranian Women's art in London