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· October, 2009

Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2009

16 October 2009

Israel: Civil Marriage Good for Women's Rights

Israel:Blog Action Day for the Environment

On Blog Action Day, October 15, Israeli bloggers were already looking ahead to October 24 when environmental organizations, activists, and bloggers too, are planning a day of climate change protest...

Global Health: Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?

As scientists and policymakers search for high-tech ways to fight climate change, a proposed low-tech solution is creating controversy -- contraception. A look at the debate as part of Blog...

15 October 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Set Up?

How the recession has affected motherhood

Conversations for a Better World

When the economies of world plummeted late last year, that “motherhood” would be a victim of the spiraling trend might not have been foremost in the minds of most. However,...

14 October 2009

India: High Maternal Mortality

9 October 2009

India: Bigamy On The Rise

Egypt: Niqab Ban Stirs Controversy

Egypt's top leading Islamic leader, Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi told a 13-year-old student to uncover her face, saying it was not part of the religious obligations of Muslim women. A few...

8 October 2009

Saudi Arabia: To coed or not to coed

Singapore: More Cash ≠ More Babies

Conversations for a Better World

Will a cash incentive make women want to have a child? Going by recent figures under Singapore’s recent Baby Bonus initiative, a government plan to raise declining birth rates in...

Egypt: Amending the marriage certificate to protect rape victims

Will Egypt import Chinese Hymens?

An artifical hymen kit is now available in the market. Egyptian law makers have banned the product while bloggers continue to debate the cons and pros of this Chinese 'invention'...

7 October 2009

Japan: The Buddha girls

They call them 'Buddha girls' (仏女 butsujo), Japanese ladies in their 30s or 40s passionate about visiting temples and admiring statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva.

Philippines: Supporting Women through Pregnancy and Motherhood

Conversations for a Better World

If it goes against the religious mandates of a Catholic organization, can unwed pregnant females be fired from work or expelled from school? Bloggers discuss this situation currently faced in...

5 October 2009

Jordan: Honour Crime

Georgia: An Azeri Wedding

Last weekend Global Voices Online's Caucasus Editor and an Azerbaijani blogger visited the ethnic Azeri village of Karajala in Georgia. The visit marked the first time two bloggers on Armenia...

Barbados: About Polanski