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· November, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2011

15 November 2011

Cuba: “Antunez'” Wife Tries To Reach Hospital

Saudi Arabia: Outrage Over 10 Lashes for Female Driver

Shaima Jastaniya, a Saudi woman who was arrested after driving her car in Jeddah six months ago, has been sentenced to 10 lashes. The two female journalists who reported her...

Sahel Region: Slavery still very much a Reality for Some

Bangladesh: A Bold Protest Against Dowry

Farzana Yasmin, a young Bangladeshi bride sent ripples across the country when she divorced her husband right after the wedding, after his family, with his consent, asked for a dowry...

12 November 2011

India: Aishwarya Rai's Baby and Media Madness

The latest hype in Indian media is the pregnant Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her impending child birth. Twitter users discuss all the rumors, news, controversies and opinions on...

Egypt: Feminist Publishes Nude Photograph to “Express her Freedom”

An Egyptian feminist posted her nude photograph on the internet to express her freedom. Netizens react to the move in this post by Tarek Amr.

11 November 2011

Yemen: Taiz is Bleeding while the UN Envoy is in Sanaa

Yesterday's arrival of the UN envoy Bin Omar to Sanaa didn't seem to deter president Ali Abdullah Saleh or his forces from defiantly committing more violence and atrocities in Taiz....