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· September, 2012

Stories about Women & Gender from September, 2012

16 September 2012

Russia: Forecasts for the Protest Movement's Elections

RuNet Echo

On October 20, the new "Central Elections Committee" will hold elections to select 45 individuals to form the first "Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition." When this process is complete,...

14 September 2012

India: Husbands to Pay Wives for Doing Household Chores?

The Union Women and Child Development Ministry in India is considering a draft bill which, if passed by parliament, would make it legally compulsory for husbands to pay out a...

China: Guangzhou Students Protest University Gender Quotas

9 September 2012

United Kingdom: Helen Grant, the First Black Female Conservative Cabinet Minister

France, Yemen: Vanishing Women

Australia: Web Wet Nurses Share Breast Milk Via Social Media

Sharing breast milk via social media, in Australia and other parts of the world, has prompted surprise in some sections of the mainstream media. But are web wet nurses just...

6 September 2012

Mujeres Mundi, “What is the Role of Women in Your Society?”

In the first part of this interview, Xaviera Medina told us about her blog, Mujeres Mundi, where she publishes interviews with women around the world. In this second part, Xaviera...

Malaysia: Discrimination Against Women Workers

Japan: Fukushima Women Gather Against Nuclear Power

Iranian Women – Saying ‘No’ to Compulsory Hijabs Since 1979

More than 26,000 people have joined a Facebook campaign by Iranian students calling for an end to mandatory headscarves (hijabs) in Iran. Iranian women have protested for three decades, but...

5 September 2012

Mujeres Mundi, Interviews with Extraordinary Women

Peruvian blogger Xaviera Medina de Albrand is the brains and energy behind the blog Mujeres Mundi, a space where she publishes her interviews with women from around the world. Xaviera...

Mexico: Learning from Macedonian Experiences

4 September 2012

#OccupyGuyana ‘Inspired’ by Linden Protesters

The #OccupyGuyana movement was launched after the shooting of peaceful protesters in Linden on July 18. Global Voices spoke with activist Sherlina Nageer to learn more about the movement's formation,...

United States: Radio Marti Features Cuban Porn Star

Miami-based, US government-funded radio station Radio Martí recently aired an interview with adult Cuban film star Angelina Castro. Bloggers on both sides of the Florida Straits reacted to the program.

3 September 2012

Bahrain: “Our Women are Iron Women”

Bahraini Twitter users took a break from politics and had some fun this morning on the microblogging social network. Artist Anas Al Shaikh read a news article which said that...

El Salvador: A Homage for a Salvadoran Heroine