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· May, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2009

13 May 2009

UAE: Susan's in Saudi Arabia

Japan: Marriage Hunting!

Since autumn of last year, in Japan, a new term has been floating in the air. It is konkatsu 婚活 (an abbreviation of kekkon katsudô 結婚活動), based on the popular...

12 May 2009

China: Gay wife

10 May 2009

Iraq: Organised ‘crackdown’ on homosexuals

In the past few weeks there has been an increase in the persecution of homosexuals in Iraq, due to an organised 'crackdown' based on a religious decree for their death....

7 May 2009

Poland: Hitler and Abortion

Sylwia Presley reviews online reactions to neo-Nazi anti-abortion posters that appeared in several public places in Zielona Gora at the end of April.

Saudi Arabia: Women not allowed

USA: Opening Conversations on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization that provides free or inexpensive sexual health services to young men and women in the United States and abroad, has launched a YouTube campaign. The...

5 May 2009

Iran: “Prisoner of Colours” is Executed

On Friday morning, Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi, a 23 year-old woman, who was convicted for a murder at the age of 17 and held at the Rasht Central Prison...

Trinidad & Tobago: Beautiful Boys