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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

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

Kheliwe’s Story: Male Polygamy and HIV Infection in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo –Malawi– Even before we begin talking, Kheliwe* has tears in her eyes. She is HIV positive and still battling to come to terms […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

The Rice Barn is Empty: Practices of Stealing and Divorcing Women in Lombok

by Kavita Bedford –Australia– The taxi driver laughed, showing all his teeth. “Yes. Just one month ago I helped my friend Janedi* kidnap his wife,” he […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Indonesia, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

As Catholic as the Pope But Not Allowed to Lead

by Alexandra Marie Daniels –USA– On March 13, 2013 Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, 76, was elected by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church to […]

Christianity, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Religion, Women in Leadership, Women's Rights

In New Egypt, Women Fear the Return of Legal Female Genital Mutilation

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– “I was weeping and called on my mother for help, but the worst shock of all was when I looked around and […]

Activism, Arts & Culture, Egypt, Feature Articles, FGM, Politics & Democracy, Women's Rights

No Way Back: Yemeni Women Rise Up

by Olga Ghazaryan –Yemen– The stories from Yemen generally covered by the media are those about the Al Qaida insurgency, political turmoil, and occasionally the shocking […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, The World, Uprisings, Women's Rights, Yemen

The Pitfalls of Legalizing Prostitution in Amsterdam

by Caroline Achieng Otieno –Netherlands– The Netherlands is a beautiful country. A typical Dutch postcard displays Friesian cows grazing in lush green fields with huge windmills […]

Europe, Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, The Netherlands, Women's Rights

Egyptian Elections: Economics and Politics Trump Women’s Rights

by Fernande van Tets and Aline Sara –Egypt– On Monday night it was announced that Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq would progress to the run off […]

Egypt, Elections, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Women's Rights

Tolerance Toward Spousal Abuse in Egypt Persists Post Revolution

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– When Marwa* arrived at the hospital, her left arm was dangling beside her body like a lifeless piece of cloth. After examination, […]

Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Egypt, Feature Articles, Feminism, Human Rights, Social Change, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

Interview with Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman: President Saleh Must Stand Trial

by Wojoud Mejalli –Yemen– I met with the Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman in Oslo during the Nobel Peace Ceremony on December 10, 2011. […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, The World, Uprisings, Women in Leadership, Women's Rights, Yemen

Occupy the Media: The Women’s International Perspective in 2012

by Katharine Daniels, Executive Editor 2011 was a remarkable year. People no longer conceded to sit idly while unjust economic policies and governments denied them prosperous […]

Feature Articles, Human Rights, Media, Social Change, The WIP, The WIP Editorial, Women's Rights