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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

Women Influence Surfing Culture: More Camaraderie and Fun

by Madison Salvati The WIP Summer Intern With the rise of women’s surfing in recent years, women no longer are shadowed by the male athletes who […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, Gender Equality, Sexism, Sports, Women's Empowerment

Equal Pay UK: Why Some Are Paid More Than Others

by Meghan Lewis –UK– In the same week that Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor for the National Review, said that “The pay gap is exaggerated, discrimination doesn’t […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, Labor Issues, Laws & Legislation, United Kingdom, United States

Building Equitable Peace in the Land of Contrasts, Nepal

by Pushpa Iyer –USA– “Turn around, turn around,” my Nepali friend instructs our driver as we drive around Pokhara. She asks him to stop next to […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, Indigenous Culture, Nepal, Politics & Democracy, Religion, Social Change, The World, Women's Empowerment

Balancing the Gender Skew in India: A New Name, A New Beginning?

by Neeta Lal –India– In an innovative bid to fight gender discrimination, Satara district in India’s western state of Maharashtra recently witnessed a minor revolution. Over […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, The World, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights

Paris by Foot

by Nola Solomon –USA– The United States had tough competition in Wednesday’s 2011 Women’s World Cup semi-final game against France. Though team USA will move on […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, France, Gender Discrimination, Gender Equality, Sexism, Sports, Women's Empowerment

Why U.S. Women Earn So Little Money: the Wage Gap Isn’t Getting Any Better

by Ellen Bravo – USA – The best researchers in the United States gathered recently to solve a long-standing puzzle: why women in the richest country […]

Business & Economy, Gender Discrimination, United States

Charred Yet Smoldering: Indian Women Stand Up to Their Husbands’ Violence

by Pushpa Iyer – USA – Two weeks ago, late in the evening, Soma Bakshi, an educated, middle class young woman in Kolkata was set on […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, The World, Uprisings

The Great Indian Gender Divide: An Area of Darkness

by Neeta Lal – India – With a booming economy, an exponentially growing Information Technology (IT) sector and surging economic prosperity amongst its 300 million-plus middle […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India

Yemen’s Women Behind Bars for Love or Rape

by Eva Sohlman – Sweden – SANA’A, Yemen – For a Yemeni woman the most common route to a jail cell is love or prostitution. Another […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Violence, The World, Violence Against Women, Yemen

Boys Outnumber Girls in India at an Ever Growing Rate

by Neeta Lal – India – Kaveri Nambiar, 25, a Brahmin woman from Chennai in southern India, married a farmer’s son in Punjab, up north, a […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, The World