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· March, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2010

South Korea: Birth rate

Andrew Gruen from Ohmynews! wrote an article addressing the problem of low birth rate in South Korea and pointed out that gender equality is more important than policy in raising...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Women, Foreign Husbands

“Saudi Arabia makes it complicated for a Saudi male to marry a foreign woman. It’s even harder for a Saudi woman to marry a foreign man,” writes John Burgess at...

Saudi Arabia: Journalist Leaves to be with Canadian Husband

From Saudi Arabia, Tara Umm Omar shares the story of a Saudi female reporter who has decided to leave her country to be with her Canadian husband. “Hassna'a will go...

China: Flashmob at Chengdu Electronics Science and Technology University

Around 1000 male students gathered outside the Chengdu Electronics Science and Technology University's building number 5 expecting to have a glimpse of a female student who wanted to look for...

Russia: Thoughts on March 8, Feminism

Thoughts on March 8 and feminism in Russia and Ukraine – at Poemless, Global Comment, and Sean's Russia Blog.

India: Honor Killing Recognized By A Court?

Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun writes about the reasoning of a verdict by the Supreme Court of India and comments: “what I want to know is, when will we...

Sri Lanka: Salutations To Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, a blog dedicated to improve the representation of women in Sri Lankan politics, honors Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and President of Indian National...

Myanmar: Female military officers

Nicholas Farrelly, writing for New Mandala, writes a short note about the role of women military officers in Myanmar.

India: Women's Bill Stirs Up A Hornet's Nest

There was a pandemonium in the upper house of the Parliament of India (the Rajya Sabha) when a controversial Women's Reservation bill from more than a decade ago, was re-introduced...

France : Discussing Gender Equality

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Ania, 49, Isabelle, 39 and Sonia, 19, take stock on French collective Bondy Blog of gender equality : feeling “free” but still “frail”.

Armenia: International Women's Day

Ianyan marks International Women's Day with an extended post reflecting on gender in Armenia and its Diaspora. The blogger examines several issues related to Armenian women including marriage, education, work,...

Puerto Rico, Haiti: International Women's Day Dedicated to Haitian Women

This year, International Women's Day celebrates it 100th anniversary. In Puerto Rico, and in many countries in the region, the day will be dedicated to honor the resilience of Haitian...

First Cambodian Women Web Portal

Established in October 2007, the Women Web Portal is the first web portal in Khmer language in Cambodia that provides information about gender issues and women rights. GV author Sopheap...

India: The Women's Reservation Bill

Sandeep Bansal at Desicritics discusses whether the impending enactment of the Woman's reservation bill will make any significant impact to the Indian society.

Malaysia: 3 women caned for having illicit sex

Three women were caned in Malaysia after a Shariah court found them guilty of having “sex out of wedlock.” They were the first Muslim women to be caned for committing...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Policy

gspottt is keeping a close eye on the Gender Policy: “Our Government cannot shirk its responsibility to set clear domestic policy to address the concerns of the tens of thousands...

Vietnam: Free Thuy-Nhan-Nghien Campaign

Viet Tan is spearheading a campaign to demand the immediate freedom of Vietnamese democracy activists and women bloggers Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, Le Thi Cong Nhan and Pham Thanh Nghien.

Caucasus: Women's rights

Security, in the Caucasus and beyond… prepares for International Women's Day by chronicling key developments in women's rights in the region. However, with many traditional practices slow to die out,...

Bahamas: International Women's Day

“I'm sure not one civic leader, not one business leader, not one religious leader, will give IWD a thought, much less a word. Bahamian women will be silent too”: Still,...

Azerbaijan: Prominent blogger on the BBC

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines posts a video recorded for the BBC's Blogworld. The blogger, Arzu Geybullayeva, speaks about her own blog, the situation in Azerbaijan, and how blogging has...

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