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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

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

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

The World’s Best and Worst Places to Be a Mother

Where in the world are the best and worst places to be a mother? Watch this Link TV/Save the Children documentary – The Mothers Index – […]

Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Motherhood, The World

The “democratic evolution” of the Kurdish Question:Turkish and Kurdish Mothers Campaign for Peace

by Dr. Emel Baştürk Akca – Turkey – “We mothers, whose hearts are burning, have come together so that there will be no more pain. We […]

Activism, Democracy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Motherhood, Politics & Democracy, Turkey, War & Conflict

Art Imitating Life: Berlin Through the Eyes of Käthe Kollwitz

by Brittany Shoot – Denmark – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Celebrations for the historic occasion have been […]

Artists, Arts & Culture, Berlin, Europe, Feature Articles, Germany, Health, Motherhood, Teaching & Learning, World War II

Parvati’s Burden: Scratching the Surface of Motherhood in India

by Mandy Van Deven – India – Unlike the abundance of exploration into the many dilemmas of motherhood by feminists in the West, in India the […]

Arts & Culture, Asia, Feature Articles, Feminism, Gender Equality, Hinduism, India, Motherhood, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights

Saving Mothers, Saving Children: The 2008 Mother’s Report

by Marianne Taflinger – USA – In Sweden, a doctor delivers Sari, and her family celebrates what will be the beginning of a long life, probably […]

Business & Economy, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Motherhood, The World

A Current between Shores: On Children

by Rose-Anne Clermont – Germany – My sister doesn’t have any children. Neither does my female cousin, nor my sister-in-law. A close female friend of mine […]

Children's Rights, Family, Feature Articles, Motherhood, The World

A Current between Shores: Womanhood and Marriage

by Rose-Anne Clermont – Germany – “Love one another but make not a bond of love: Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. . […]

Feature Articles, Marriage, Motherhood, The World

In Germany, a Rash of Mothers Killing Their Children Has Shocked the Nation

by Rose-Anne Clermont – Germany – When we think of children killed by their parents, we may recall a news documentary about a poor Indian family […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Germany, Motherhood, Science & Technology