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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

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

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

Financial Crisis and Domestic Violence – The Case of Greece

by Foteini Svarna –Greece– I am shocked to see my good friend – an interior designer – with a nasty bruise on her face. “My husband […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Greece, Human Rights, Mental Health, Poverty, Violence Against Women

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Overcoming Rape-Related PTSD

by Stephanie Koehler USA Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She is also an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The goal […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Mental Health, PTSD, Sexual Violence, Social Change, Violence Against Women

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

On Anniversary of Delhi Gang Rape, Three Works of Art Confront Violence Against Women

by Priti Salian –India– I left the theater shaking, cold, and rather broken. Besides the overarching story of Nirbhaya herself, five other women came forward to […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, India, Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women

Dowry Tradition Prevails in Sri Lanka, Preys on Women

by Nicola Yeeles – UK– Priyanka* is a soft-spoken, gently rounded 46-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman with a friendly manner. She is training to be a […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Human Rights, India, Marriage, Religion, The World, Violence Against Women

South Africa: Fight to Conserve Historical Traditions Encroaches on Women’s Rights

by Michelle Leung -South Africa- “Who are we as Africans?” Mazibuko Jara, a human rights activist, posed this question to the attendees of a dialogue held […]

Feature Articles, Human Rights, Indigenous Culture, Laws & Legislation, South Africa, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

“No Justice? No Peace!” The Women Absent from Colombia’s Peace Talks

by Moira Birss –Colombia– “No Justice? No Peace!” Never has this chant, which I have heard so often at anti-war rallies, felt so real to me […]

Activism, Colombia, Feature Articles, The World, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict, Women in Leadership

A Family Home Torn Apart in Syrian Government Shelling: Home is Where the Heart Is

by Aloosh Devrim –Syria– Araa, a 37-year-old mother, dashes through the house, hysterically inspecting one room after the other. She is shivering in panic. She tries […]

Feature Articles, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Syria, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict

One Billion Rising Against Sexual Violence: Will It Be Enough for India?

by Chryselle D’Silva Dias –India– I was a schoolgirl when I first experienced harassment on public buses in Mumbai. I still remember the red double-decker #361, […]

Feature Articles, India, Sexual Harassment, Social Change, The World, Uprisings, Violence Against Women