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· November, 2008

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2008

Jordan: Poor and Backward

Being poor and backward go hand in hand, according to Jordanian blogger Muoffaq Qabbani, who brings us this story about how poor people insist on having more and more children.

Afghanistan: Fawzia Koofi in France

Jamaica: Women in Danger

Armenia: Inlandish

Jamaica: Criminals in Charge?

U.S.: Election Commentary from Slovenia

Egypt: Sexual Harassment Victim Stabbed to Death

I received an invitation to join a group named “Dr. Shaimaa Fouad … May you rest in Peace.” I did not know her and I wondered why anyone would invite...

The Middle East's Generation Facebook

What will the Middle East look like 25 years from now? That was the assignment the World Policy Journal gave Mona El Tahawy for their 25th anniversary edition. Mona decided...

Egypt: Sexual Harassment Victims, Keep your Mouth Shut!

On November 1, Al Masry Al Youm shocked its readers with an article about two girls who went to the police station to report a sexual harassment incident but instead,...

Egypt: The Struggle to Wear Hijab on TV

Egypt: Noha makes Egyptians angry!

On October 24, Noha made Egyptians proud when in an unprecedented case, sexual harasser Sherif Gommaa was sentenced to three years behind bars, hard labor, and was also ordered to...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Impossible is Nothing

Jamaica: Accidental Shooting

North Caucasus: Circassian girls

Africa: Top 45 Female African Bloggers

Jordan: Meet the Foreigners, Arab Music, and Business Ideas

The number of young expatriates coming to Jordan for different purposes, commonly to learn Arabic, has become significant. Walking around Jabal Amman, you can notice them sitting in cafes and...

Cuba: Abortions

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