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· March, 2013

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2013

9 March 2013

Changing Attitudes on Child Marriage in India

In rural India, two out of five girls are child brides. Though Indian law has made child marriage illegal, girls and boys bonded by traditional social norms and values are...

8 March 2013

Palestine/Syria: A Tale of Two Women

Breaking All-Male, Offline Trend, Cambodia's First Female Lawmaker Blogs

Meet Mu Sochua, the first woman ever to be elected in Cambodia's Parliament and one of the very few politicians in Cambodia who actively use social media.

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Beauty & the Beast? “Ethnic” Pageant Winner Enrages Russian Nationalists

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When top Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov posted the news of Abdrazakova's victory in the 2013 Miss Russia pageant on his blog, along with some her photographs, his post attracted comments...

Jamaica, Barbados: Class & Justice

6 March 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Anything But “Nothing”

India Aims to Woo Women With New Budget

Women-centric programs get a hefty 10 percent increase in India's new 2013-2014 budget. However, some women’s and citizens' groups claim that the government's move is inadequate and superficial.

Catholic Church Condemns Sterilization Law in Panama

Panama's National Assembly of Legislators has passed a law that allows women over the age of 23 with two or more children to opt for a free sterilization. The Catholic...

3 March 2013

Saudi Prince: “A Rational Man Would Not Tolerate Women Going to The Streets”

A Saudi Prince said today that a rational man would not tolerate women going to the streets [in protest]. The comments, by the deputy governor of Qassim province Faisal bin...