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Crowdsourced Data for Gender Equality

This past April, a survey of 300 women commuters on the Paris metro system found that every one of them experienced some form of sexual harassment […]

Gender Equality, Sexual Harassment, Street Harassment, The WIP Talk

More Women Directors “Good for Everyone”

by Kate Daniels, The WIP Director Last July, The WIP published #WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media followed by a Twitter Chat with […]

Arts & Culture, Feminism, Films & Documentaries, Gender Equality, Politics & Democracy, The WIP Editorial, Women Directors

The Trouble with Mother’s Day

Few harp on Mother’s Day. I have yet to hear holiday critics deconstruct the celebration as a consumerist ploy to further capitalism. But it is, and […]

Feminism, Gender Equality, Sexism, The WIP Talk

Syrian Mothers on Their Own: “We Are All the Same, Confronting Death and Our Destiny”

by Riham Alkousaa –Germany– Fadia Al-Khatib, a mother of five, came to Germany by herself. The 44-year-old Syrian woman and her husband decided that she would […]

Feature Articles, Germany, Human Rights, Islam, Politics & Democracy, Refugees, Syria, The World, Violence Against Women

Restricting Abortion: A Questionable Tool for Increasing Macedonia’s Birth Rate

by Natasha Dokovska –Macedonia– In 2013, Macedonia’s Christian Democrat party adopted a new law on termination of pregnancy restricting a woman’s right to a safe and […]

Abortion, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Laws & Legislation, Macedonia, Politics & Democracy, The World, Women's Rights

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

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

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

Cautious Optimism Fills India’s Women

By Aditi Bhaduri – India – On the 15th of August, India celebrated 67 years of independence from British colonial rule. A new wave of optimism […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy, Women's Empowerment

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

Mobilizing Religious Leaders to Combat Violence against Women in Turkey

by Meltem Ağduk and Nükhet Kardam – Turkey – Violence against Women (VAW) is a violation of human rights rooted in inequality between women and men. […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Islam, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, The World, Turkey, Violence Against Women, Women's Empowerment

Islamic Versus Societal Culture in Pakistan

by Nidaa Shahid – Pakistan – The general perception worldwide about women in Islam is that they are oppressed and without rights. It is widely believed […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Islam, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Women's Empowerment