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· August, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from August, 2010

12 August 2010

Jamaica: Refugee Status

Saudi Arabia: Where Women are Dependents Forever and Ever

Did you know that Saudi Arabia has a service in place where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sends a text message to a male guardian every time a "dependent" leaves...

7 August 2010

Voices of Young African Leaders Heard at Obama's Forum

The President's Forum with Young African Leaders took place in Washington, DC from August 3-5 2010. Delegates from Sub Saharan Africa were invited to exchange ideas on development in their...

5 August 2010

Bangladesh: Visitors Share Their Thoughts On Grameen Ventures

This summer, eight students and faculty members from the Master of Public Administration program of the Northern Kentucky University in Kentucky, USA are completing an internship at Grameen Bank in...

South Korea: Teenage Moms Quit Schools, Survey Shows

Taiwan: Slogans to Encourage Childbirth

4 August 2010

Pakistan: Gang Rape Of Nurse Causes Outrage

The gang rape of a trainee nurse by a medical officer at a government hospital has caused outrage in Pakistan. Bloggers discuss the need for better implementation of the work...

2 August 2010

Puerto Rico: Lebrón Passes On

Caribbean: On Freedom

Yesterday, August 1, marked the 172nd commemoration of Emancipation Day in many English-speaking Caribbean territories, when African slaves were freed from their British colonists. Today is a public holiday in...

1 August 2010

Indonesia: Gossip shows and sex change declared forbidden

China: Sex workers demand legalization, organizer detained

If prostitution doesn't violate contemporary cultural norms, sex activists argue, then why doesn't the law reflect as much? Just a few days after a group in central China took to...