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· June, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from June, 2011

14 June 2011

Lebanon: New All-Male Government Formed Amidst Continued Wrangling

After almost five months of protracted negotiations and political bickering, Lebanon's Hezballah-led March 8 alliance finally announced a new exclusively male, 30-minister government to be headed by Sunni billionaire Najib...

Guinea Bissau: A Step Forward Towards Women's Rights

Cambodia: Footage of female Khmer fighters

China: Beauty Concept

13 June 2011

Puerto Rico: Uproar Over Blogger's Story

An anonymous blogger's post narrating how she was insulted by a public official spread through the Puerto Rican blogosphere and social media, and made waves in the mainstream media. The...

10 June 2011

Iran: Rape and protest

Dignity of Female Political Prisoners in China

Cambodia: Women Entrepreneurs and Social Media

Women entrepreneurs in Cambodia gathered last week to discuss the role of social media, particularly Facebook, in expanding their businesses. Sopheap Chak highlights the important points raised during the meeting

8 June 2011

Brazil: Jokes About Rape and the Limit of Humor

Rafinha Bastos, a famous Brazilian stand-up comedian, has raised significant controversy by declaring in a show that women who claim they have been raped are often ugly and should be...

3 June 2011

Bahamas: Beyond Naipaul

Egypt: V for Verifiying Virginity

Following the appalling confirmation that virginity tests were conducted on female protesters who were detained during the Egyptian revolution, rage has been expressed by both women and men. Many cannot...

Philippines: Debate on Divorce Bill

With Malta's approval of divorce, the Philippines is now the only country in the world that prohibits it. There is now a raging debate on whether it is time to...

1 June 2011

Iran: Women's Rights Activist Dies at Father’s Funeral

Haleh Sahabi, an Iranian woman's rights activist died yesterday morning as a result of rough mishandling by security agents during the funeral of her father, Ezatollah Sahabi, a veteran patriotic...