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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

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

Hidden Harassment: The Challenges of India’s Pink-Collar Worker

by Shobha Sriram -India–  Stand up straight. Chin up. Look forward. Move fast, but with purpose. Brace yourself. These are not the words of a ballroom […]

Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, India, Labor Issues, Politics & Democracy, Sexism, Sexual Harassment, Social Justice, The World

Nepal: Civil War Victims Protest Blanket Amnesty for Human Rights Violators

by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- On April 1, 2013, Nepal’s Supreme Court overturned an ordinance to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), sparking a debate about […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Nepal, Political Prisoners, Strikes & Boycotts, The World, Uprisings, War & Conflict

You Either Work or You Die: Mob ‘Justice’ in Uganda

by Jemma Williams –Australia– It was Christmas day in Fort Portal, Uganda. A large group of people had gathered by the roadside and were all moving […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Poverty, The World, Uganda

Scheherazade in Baabda Gives Lebanon’s Female Inmates a Voice

by Aline Sara –Lebanon– Rarely does one consider prison a site for entertainment and performing arts. Last spring however, Zeina Daccache – a certified NADT drama […]

Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Middle East, The World, Theater & Dance

Rape Survivors in the Military: Invisible No More

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “If everyone knows, it can’t be a secret.” – The Invisible War “If you could do one […]

Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Military, Sexual Assault, United States, Violence Against Women

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

Juvenile (In)Justice in Kashmir

by Nusrat Ara –Indian administered Kashmir– My heart sinks as I look at the collage, carried by almost all the local newspapers, of children standing before […]

Children's Rights, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, India, Kashmir, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, Uprisings

A Matter of Life and Health: Villagers in Kazakhstan Fight Big Oil

by Leanne A. Grossman –USA– The noxious smell of rotten eggs regularly blows over the rural village of Berezovka, Kazakhstan. The fumes come directly from the […]

Animals & Environment, Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Disease & Illness, Europe, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Laws & Legislation, Petroleum, The World

Bring The ABSU 5 Who Gang-Raped A Woman in Nigeria to Justice

There’s a desperate search on for a female university student in Nigeria. Some want to silence her. Others want to protect her. On August 16, the […]

Criminal Justice, Rape, The WIP Talk

Philippine Historical Amnesia: Reflections on Marcos’ Authoritarian Rule

by Tess Bacalla –Philippines– Thirty-nine years ago this month, the Philippines found itself plunged into darkness when then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law. Ostensibly to modernize […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Philippines, Politics & Democracy