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Indian Mothers Reject Overprotective Parenting

by Swati Sanyal Tarafdar –India– “I always walked back home after school, mostly all by myself, and sometimes accompanied by a friend who might be sharing […]

Family, Feature Articles, India, The World, United States

Documenting the Dark Side of Maternal Mental Health

by Danielle Steer –USA – Suicide is a common postpartum complication. When I first heard that 1 in 7 women suffer from a maternal mental health […]

Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Healthcare, Mental Health, Motherhood, Science & Technology

Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf –Indian-administered Kashmir– When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Kashmir, Mental Health, Motherhood, Political Prisoners, Social Justice, South Asia, The World, War & Conflict

Remembering Our Mother: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence

by Kimberly Amador, The WIP’s Associate Editor Saturday June 14th, 2014 was a beautiful, sunny day in my hometown in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada […]

Domestic Violence, Family, Feature Articles, Human Rights, The WIP Editorial, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Empowerment

India’s New Sexism of ‘Safety’

by Neeta Lal –India– December 16, 2013 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Nirbhaya, the young physiotherapist who died after being brutally gang raped […]

Feature Articles, India, Laws & Legislation, Motherhood, Sexual Violence, The World, Violence Against Women

A Tale of Two Syrian Daughters

by Aloosh Devrim -Syria- Nada struggles to sleep amid the rapid and consistent blasts of artillery shelling and gunfire, a noise that has become commonplace in […]

Family, Feature Articles, Immigration, Politics & Democracy, Syria, The World

Changing Perspectives on Motherhood in India: An Interview with Jaishree Misra

by Bhakti Bapat Mathew -India- Motherhood has always been idolized in India. In most Bollywood movies, the mother of the protagonist is an ocean of love […]

Books, Feature Articles, India, Motherhood, The World

Heroin Addiction: One Family’s Misadventure

by Cassandra Stedham –USA– Addiction. What thoughts and images does this word evoke? Sunken eyes, pallid complexion, grinding teeth, fingernails gnawed down to the quick? The […]

Addiction, Family, Feature Articles, Health, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Editorial

Adopting Chinese Daughters: A Conversation on Somewhere Between

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “I cried” is the first thing I say when I begin my phone conversation with Linda Goldstein […]

Adoption, Arts & Culture, China, Family, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, United States

Kenya: Poverty, Alcoholism Blamed for Rising Domestic Violence Against Men

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– Cases of domestic violence are on the rise in Kenya. While in the past women were known to receive beatings from their […]

Domestic Violence, Family, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Kenya, The World

21st Century Teens, 15th Century Albanian Law: Joshua Marston’s The Forgiveness of Blood

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- Through the lens of average teenage eyes, The Forgiveness of Blood captures the contradictions that have hindered Albania’s post-communist development. Specific […]

Albania, Arts & Culture, Family, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Indigenous Culture

With Love and Respect, a Syrian Mom Dares Bashar

by Aloosh Devrim –Syria– Sunk deep in thoughts, Rania sits alone in her dark room oblivious to the thumping of feet on the roof where neighbor’s […]

Family, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Syria, War & Conflict