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· December, 2010

Stories about Women & Gender from December, 2010

Malaysia: ‘Justice for Sisters’ campaign

‘Justice for sisters’ is a grassroots campaign to raise public awareness about issues faced by the Mak Nyah community in Malaysia. Mak nyah is a Malay term for a male-to-female...

The Balkans: Angelina Jolie's “Directorial Debut”

Gray Falcon and Srebrenica Genocide Blog discuss (from different perspectives) Angelina Jolie's “directorial debut” – “a love story set during the Bosnian war.”

Russia: Infidelity

A discussion of Julia Ioffe's piece on “how infidelity has become accepted and even expected in Russia” – on Slate.com and on Julia's blog, The Moscow Diaries.

Some Reactions to UN Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Danish blogger Maria Grabowski sums up reactions to the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and shares first-hand observations from the United Nations meeting in...

Jamaica: Teens, Sex & The Media

TALLAWAH interviews Marcia Forbes about her “profoundly researched new book” on Jamaican teens, sexuality and the influence of the media.

South Africa: Lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo murdered

Black Looks on the murder of the South African lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo: “Three weeks after Ncumisa Mzamelo was found dead her story was published on page 16 of the...

Uganda: Breasts and election campaigns

Another glaring omission from the ongoing presidential and parliamentary campaigns in Uganda: Breasts: “Four years later, there is no legal requirement for either the public or private sector to allow...

El Salvador: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Voices from El Salvador writes about the local coverage of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25: “Given these troubling statistics, the situation women...

Lusophone countries: anti-capitalist portal, ten months on

Diário Liberdade (Daily Freedom, pt/gz), an anti-capitalist portal serving left-wing activist groups in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia and Portuguese-speaking countries, analyses its first ten months online.

Taiwan: Blogger initiate “It gets better” campaign in Taiwan

Wikipedian, blogger, and gay right activist mingwangx vows to initiate “it gets better” campaign in Taiwan in his new post[zht]. He was shocked and saddened by yesterday's news about “two...

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