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· October, 2012

Stories about Women & Gender from October, 2012

10 October 2012

Arab World: The Plight of Syrian Refugee Girls

As the Syrian Revolution continues, its consequences continue to affect refugees who have fled the violence in the country, especially women. Syrian refugee girls in Jordan, Libya, Turkey and Lebanon...

8 October 2012

Swaziland: The Princess show-stopper ‘virginity dance’

Kenya: Money Can Buy Us Declare ‘Campus Divas for Rich Men’

‘Campus Divas For Rich Men’ is a Facebook page dedicated to hooking up female Kenyan university students under the age of 26 with rich men of any age. This bold...

4 October 2012

Russia: A Schism Between Pussy Riot Member and Defense Team?

RuNet Echo

One of the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot has decided to change her lawyers and defense strategy. Her lawyers have reacted by claiming she is being pressured.

3 October 2012

Bangladesh: ‘One Billion Rising’ Campaign Starts

Bangladesh has joined the global initiative to end the violence against women and children by launching the 'One Billion Rising' campaign. The word “billion” in the campaign refers to the...