Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

· August, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2009

12 August 2009

Lithuania, Ukraine: Shoot Nations Photo Contest

Bahamas: Young Mother Killed

Pakistan: A Step In The Right Direction

Last week Pakistan's National Assembly passed a bill to outlaw domestic violence, which aims to stem domestic violence by requiring speedy criminal trials and taking a number of measures to...

8 August 2009

Egypt: Heba Mohammed Najeeb – between a rock and a hard place

Between those who support her right to choose and those who urge her to conform to traditions and Saudi law, 27-year-old Egyptian Heba Najeeb is trapped between a rock and...

4 August 2009

Bangladesh: The ‘Info Ladies’

Qatar: The Sudanese “Sin”

In France, Sudan, Burqas and Trousers Cause Controversy

The world is once more talking about what women wear, or rather, should not wear. A planned ban against burqas in France? A trial against a woman journalist in trousers...