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· July, 2012

Stories about Women & Gender from July, 2012

15 July 2012

India: Video of Sexual Assault Goes Viral, Media Ethics Questioned

Instead of helping an Indian girl being assaulted by 20 men outside a pub in Guwahati, the cameraman from a local Television channel shot a 30-minute video of the incident....

Sudan: Women Targeted as #SudanRevolts Enters Second Month

This Friday paying tribute to the revolutionary women (Kandaka) of Sudan's past, women chanted for the fall of the regime and demanded release of political detainees. Many were tear-gassed and...

14 July 2012

Afghanistan: Adultery Execution Video Sparks Outrage

A 22-year-old Afghan woman was recently executed publicly for alleged adultery in a small village not far from the capital Kabul. Her killing has sparked outrage both in the country...

13 July 2012

Hong Kong: Foreign Domestic Workers Protest Mandatory Live-in Policy

A popular singer's outrageous treatment of her maid, who is forced to sleep in a customized bed on top of a toilet bowl, sparked protests outside the immigration office against...

8 July 2012

Rwanda: From Colonialism And Genocide to Recovery

1 July was a very special day in Rwanda as the country celebrated 50 years of Independence and 18 years of liberation which brought an end to Rwandan genocide. It...

7 July 2012

Pakistan: Women's Rights Activist Killed

Fareeda Kokikhel Afridi, a prominent and tireless rights activist has been shot dead. She was the head of an NGO working for women's empowerment in the conflict-ridden tribal areas of...

6 July 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: The Art of Cooking

Egypt: Protest Sends Message Against Sexual Harassment

Since the revolution took place, more and more Egyptians are speaking up and demanding their rights, including women's rights. In this photo post we look at a recent protest against...

Colombia: Outrage at Celebrity for Mocking Fat Women

2 July 2012

Brazil: The Debate About Natural Childbirth

In Brazil's private sector, over 85% of births are caesarian, even though the World Health Organisation recommends that they not exceed 15% of total births. The high prevalence of this...