· February, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from February, 2011

Sierra Leone: Do you believe in witchcraft?

  10 February 2011

Do you believe in witchcraft?:”A 20yr old girl, Edwina Esther Thorpe has supposedly confessed to being a witch in Wilberforce and is being kept at the chief's house for safe keeping after she accused a neighbor of “feeding ‘witch meat’ to an 8yr old girl and burrying a ‘witch pot’...

Taiwan: Women's role in free and open source software movement

  9 February 2011

WoFOSS (Women in Free and Open Source Software in Taiwan) is a community of females in free and open software development and movement. Traditionally, in the field of information/engineering, men are always in charge, however, for many years, women have been stepping in from various directions, including developers, promoters, or...

Bangladesh: 100 Lashes For A Rape Victim And The Judiciary

  8 February 2011

RealTimeBangladesh writes about Hena, the latest victim of village (un) justice in Bangladesh, who died while sustaining a 100 lashes punishment for being raped. Although such fatwa are illegal by law, “what we see here is a case of abject poverty, ignorance and ensuing inability of poor people to claim...

Bahamas: In Solidarity with Egyptian Women

  7 February 2011

“It always was outrageous to me that humble blog writers like me were being thrown into jail for criticizing the government. But it is proof that this thing called citizen journalism is powerful”: Womanish Words is standing with the women protesters of Egypt.

Philippines: Martyr for Women's Liberation

  3 February 2011

This new blog is “dedicated to the continuing remembrance of our beloved Ma. Lorena Barros – a warm and compassionate person, a caring daughter, a loving mother, a true friend, a staunch fighter of the national liberation movement and a towering figure in the women's liberation movement in the Philippines.”

Puerto Rico: Protest Against Harrasment

  2 February 2011

The feminist coalition Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres [es] reacts to the videos and images circulated through social media [es] that show police officers inappropriately touching women protesters arrested for participating in acts of civil disobedience against the University of Puerto Rico's decision to impose an annual special tuition fee.