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· March, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2011

15 March 2011

Racism in Latin America

During the International Year for People of African Descent -as declared by the United Nations- a video from Chile and another from Colombia spread through social networks show cases of...

Haiti: “Literary Foremother” Dies

Barbados: Girl Power

Bermuda: Dr. Ball Passes On

Dominican Republic: Violence is not love

China: Controversial Speeches from Party Members

The Fourth Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) closed yesterday (March 14 2011) in Beijing. One-Party leadership was not a subject...

14 March 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: The Meaning of Equality

Africa: Increasing Female Participation in Science and Technology

Africa: Of Africans and misogyny

Lebanon: Women's Anger At New Tourism Campaign

The Lebanese online community has responded angrily to a new campaign by the country's Ministry of Tourism, which aims to attract potential tourists from around the world with thoughts of...

12 March 2011

El Salvador: Thoughts on International Women's Day

2011 finds El Salvador with the highest rate of femicides in the word, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. Some Salvadorean bloggers have made their own reflections on the day...

10 March 2011

Guatemala: First Lady Announces Her Candidacy for President

On March 8, First Lady Sandra Torres announced she would run for president. Her critics on social networks reacted to the news with harsh comments. Bloggers are focusing on two...

Kenya: Women and political office

International Women's Day Marked in Ghana with Awards Ceremony

Every year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic,...

8 March 2011

Morocco: Women Celebrate International Day

Moroccan women, who have long been at the forefront of the civil society's struggle for a better and more dignified life, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day...