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· September, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2009

11 September 2009

Egyptians React to the Sudanese “Sin”

Sudanese UN female employee Lubna Hussein faced threats of imprisonment and flogging for the “sin” of wearing trousers in Khartoum - and her saga is far from over. Marwa Rakha...

Arab Women… Minors Until They Die

Though blessed with inner strength that enables them to deal with the shackles of their culture, some Arab women are dealt with as minors who will never reap the fruits...

Azerbaijan: 9/11 and Islam

10 September 2009

Indian Bloggers Confront Street Harassment

Conversations for a Better World

“Eve-teasing” is a term that is used in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh for sexual harassment or molestation in the street. The Blank Noise Project, which was started by an art...

Lebanon: Express Mail

8 September 2009

Bahamas: International Literacy Day

Venezuela: Another Miss Universe Crown

Miss Venezuela was selected as winner of the 2009 Miss Universe beauty pageant. Even though many Venezuelans are proud of the accomplishment, some bloggers question what this says about their...

7 September 2009

Bhutan: Women As Executives

3 September 2009

Philippines: Living with HIV

Blogs are increasingly being used in the Philippines to narrate the personal struggles of young Filipinos who tested positive with HIV. This promotes conversation among young people and it helps...

1 September 2009

Jamaica, U.S.A., Canada: Health Care

Morocco: Four Perspectives on Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined by intimidation, bullying, or coercion of a sexual nature and is, by all accounts, something that happens the world over. Of late, bloggers in Morocco have...