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· July, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2010

20 July 2010

Azerbaijan: Caucasus Women

South Korea:Lawmaker Under Fire For His Sexist Remarks

Australians Want More Than Election Slogans

Just twenty-three days after deposing Kevin Rudd, Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called a general election for 21 August. The Oz blogosphere is looking for substance not just spin...

Brazil: Daily Violence Against Women

In Brazil, 10 women are assassinated everyday. The recent assassination of a woman by the alleged father of her baby, and a promising young Brazilian goalkeeper, has sparked the conversation...

19 July 2010

Guatemala: Foundation Talita Kumi Helping Women in Rural Communities

Egypt: Men and Women You Shouldn't Date

What started as an observation by an Egyptian blogger on Twitter on women you shouldn't date turned the microblogging site into a battlefield. Tweeps from Egypt and further afield joined...

Egypt: The Beginning

Cuba: Future of “Las Damas”

14 July 2010

Montenegro: Hero's Welcome for YouTube Star

Montenegrin diaspora star Ekrem Jevrić Gospoda was given a hero's welcome upon his arrival in his native land few days ago. In addition to fame gained via his YouTube hit...

13 July 2010

Morocco: “Still Living in My Parent's House,” says a 40-year-old Girl

One in every three Moroccan women is single. Studies show that this has more to do with economic hardship, lack of education, the absence of democracy. Samira is a 40...

12 July 2010

Brazil: Prejudice against Paraguay in the Media

A diplomatic incident between Brazil and Paraguay broke out in the same day that the latter was eliminated from the World Cup. In focus is a prejudiced video report about...

7 July 2010

Philippines: Bloggers’ Views on Sex Education

This school year, the Philippine government is implementing a United Nations-backed sex education program in public schools for children and teenagers even as the Catholic Church has expressed strong opposition...

Brunei: Women athletes may soon join Olympics