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· March, 2011

Stories about Women & Gender from March, 2011

Nepal: Why There Is No International Men's Day?

Have you wondered why there is no such day called International men's day? Nepali blogger Bhumika Ghimire explains why.

Argentina: The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo

Erwin in The Latin Americanist features Argentina's Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo on International Woman's Day: “The ‘Abuelas’ were founded in 1977 with the aim of finding babies stolen during...

Hollaback! Mobile Technology Against Street Harassment

Based on the premise that "the explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassment," Hollaback! is encouraging women around the world to use the...

Colombia: Celebrating International Woman's Day

In Colombia, the celebration of International Women's Day has become a tradition, and it is reflected online with netizens sharing different perspectives through websites, Twitter and blogs.

Liberia: Women mobilize for peace

Jenny Hobbs explains how Liberian women mobile for peace after years of civil war: “Few people are aware that a group of women – calling themselves the Peace Women, dressed...

Mexico: Remembering the Women of Ciudad Juárez

Ciudad Juárez is considered the most violent city in Mexico with more than 3,100 murders recorded in 2010, with an average of 9 homicides per day. Women are not immune...

Is Mexico Ready for a Female President?

Pepe Flores [es] asks if Mexico is ready to have a female president. He argues that Mexico as a society would accept a woman in the presidency, but he wonders...

Iran: Women take to streets

Several news sites and blogs inform us that Iranian women will demonstrate on Tuesday against discrimination and to support Green Movement. They will ask for freedom of political prisoners.

Colombia: High School Students Speak About Sexual Diversity

In Colombia, the government of Medellin has started a campaign to raise awareness on sexual diversity in high schools, and part of the campaign includes online videos of different students...

Morocco: Fadoua Laroui, our own Mohamed Bouazizi

When young Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzid, he couldn't have imagined the chain of events his act would set off. Now, in Morocco,...

Nepal: Female Infanticide On The Rise

Bhumika Ghimire reports that there is an increased trend of killing or abondoning girl childs in Nepal.

Kenya: Women, Action and the Media

Women, Action & the Media – WAM Nairobi is an event series happening next month in Nairobi, Kenya, where local journalists, foreign correspondents, students and advocates will talk about the...

Cuba: Discussing the Crackdowns

Bloggers continue to discuss the crackdown on the Ladies in White and other dissidents, following the first anniversary of the death of prisoner of conscience Orlando Zapata Tamayo.

Haiti: Manigat's Chances

“We might have a race after all”: Toussaint on Haiti thinks that Mirlande Manigat's campaign “might be picking up steam”, while Dying in Haiti wonders “if the registered voters in...

Suriname: On Beauty

Srananart's Blog republishes Wim de Pauws’ views on the true meaning of beauty.

China: Outrageous sexual harassment in Chinese wedding

Olivia from China Hush reported an outrageous sexual harassment case happened recently in a Chinese wedding. 9 bridesmaids were allegedly molested by the bridegroom’s escorting friends in front of relatives...

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