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Justice in Pakistan: Unmasking Perween Rahman’s Killers

by Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– The “weakness of women”, widely believed to be a natural phenomenon, is actually a myth. Women are resilient and there are many […]

Activism, Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Land Rights, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Poverty

Entrepreneurship Opportunities Help Youth in Kenyan Slums Succeed

Each year in Kenya, many youth migrate to cities like Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa from rural settlements in search of “the urban dream.” Employment opportunities, electricity […]

Children's Rights, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Kenya, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Talk

Women Communicating for Social Change is Way of Life

by Brittany Lane and Nükhet Kardam – USA – Entrepreneurship, or the process of starting a business or organization, has long been essential for healthy and […]

Business & Economy, Entrepreneurship, Feature Articles, Feminism, Social Change, The World, Women in Leadership

Irish People Say No to Domestic Water Charges

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- A contentious issue in Ireland is the government’s decision to introduce water charges for every household. There have been mass anti-water charge […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Ireland, Natural Resources, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings, Water

Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria –Kenya– A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in […]

Business & Economy, Development, Feature Articles, Kenya, Poverty, Women's Empowerment

The Fear of Poverty in Greece

by Foteini Svarna – Greece – On December 29, 2014 the Greek Parliament failed to elect a new president in the final parliamentary vote. Greek Prime […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Greece, Poverty

Beating the ‘Designer’ Weave Addiction in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo – Malawi – They say once you go black, you never go back. For me, turns out, it’s a much bigger story. I […]

Business & Economy, Malawi, The Beauty Myth

Recourse for Trafficked Native Women in the Duluth Harbor

by Christine Stark –USA– I am of Anishinaabe and Cherokee ancestry and a MSW student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Six years ago, on the […]

Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Minnesota, Native Americans, Sex Trafficking, The World

The Great Invisible Explores Human Cost of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Danielle Steer –USA– I recently read that your 20s are a defining decade in regards to a person’s development. As I near the end of […]

Animals & Environment, Arts & Culture, Corporations, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Latin America, Petroleum, Science & Technology, United States

Human Trafficking: Modern Day ‘Slavery’ in Belgium

by Grace Kwinjeh -Belgium- A Thai woman, aged 28, met a handsome Belgian man and fell in love. He assisted her in getting a visa to […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Europe, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Labor Issues, Sex Trafficking, Thailand, The World

They Think We’re Coming for their American Dream: The Salvadorian Immigration Epidemic

By Ghazal Rahmanpanah –El Salvador/USA– A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with […]

Central America, Feature Articles, Immigration, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, The World, United States, War & Conflict

Giving Young Irish People Hope

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- May was Mental Health Awareness month in Ireland. Key television ad campaigns encouraged those suffering from depression to reach out for help […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Ireland, Mental Health, Politics & Democracy