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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

Restoring First Foods to the Columbia River Basin

by Michelle Tolson -USA- “I want to make money, but I have to take care of the fish,” said Yakama Nation fisherwoman Caroline Looney Hunt when […]

Feature Articles, Food & Nutrition, Indigenous Culture, Land Rights, Native Americans, Natural Resources, Science & Technology, United States

Indigenous Interpreters Provide Missing Link for Natividad Medical Center Patients

by Kate Daniels Kurz, The WIP Director Natividad Medical Center, located in Salinas, California – the heart of California’s “Salad Bowl” – is one of the […]

Business & Economy, California, Employment, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Immigration, Indigenous Culture, Language, Mexico, Social Change, Teaching & Learning, United States

Language Discrimination in Pakistan Harms Women and Indigenous Culture

By Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– Asifa, 12, lives in Karachi, the port city in southern Pakistan. She is a child of the lesser gods. That means that […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Language, Pakistan, Poverty, Teaching & Learning, The World

Zambia Braces to Impress for UNWTO General Assembly

by Glory Mushinge –Zambia– As senior tourism officials and high-level representatives of the private sector from all over the world look to Africa for the upcoming […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, The World, Zambia

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

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 I Remember Her: A Story of a Child Bride in India

by Urmila Chanam –India– I had heard about the prevalence of child marriage in India, but Nikita, 11, personalized the institution for me. I met her […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, India, Indigenous Culture, Marriage, Teaching & Learning, The World

Ima Keithel: A Symbol of Women’s Empowerment in Manipur

by Urmila Chanam –India– While the rest of India is fighting for respect and dignity of women, ‘Ima Keithel’ the all women market in Manipur symbolizes […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, India, Indigenous Culture, Women Entrepreneurs

The Body Worlds Exhibition: Macabre Freak Circus or Exploration of the Human Anatomy?

by Caroline Achieng Otieno -Netherlands- Within my community as in many African communities, death is seen as a great and irredeemable tragedy even when it occurs […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Health, Indigenous Culture, Science & Technology, Teaching & Learning

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

Dowry Rising Among Muslims in Kashmir

by Nusrat Ara –Indian-administered Kashmir– Shazia Akhtar and her family have been preparing for months for her wedding. The family has saved for years for the […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Kashmir, Marriage, The World, Violence Against Women