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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

The WIP and MIIS: A Partnership for Change

by Katharine Daniels –The WIP Director– This winter I read Saru Jayaraman’s Behind the Kitchen Door. Part investigative journalism, part narrative, Jayaraman exposes the discriminatory, exploitative […]

Feature Articles, Media, The WIP Editorial

For Girls of Gangyap, Basketball Proves Life-Changing

by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- The young players’ hands are engraved with the names of celebrated Women’s National Basketball players. Though each displays a different champion, they […]

Feature Articles, India, Social Change, Sports, Teaching & Learning, The World, Women's Empowerment

Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam –India– “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, India, Sex Work

Push the Envelope: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

by Tetyana Margolina –USA– Many years ago, when my sister and I were little girls, our dad introduced us to a family ritual, which he had […]

Arts & Culture, Communication, Feature Articles, Language, Media

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

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

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

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

The Plight of the Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

by Melissa Dalton-Bradford –Switzerland– She’s Indonesian, in her thirties, and works in Singapore to sustain her family back at home – her children from a failed […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Indonesia, Labor Issues, Poverty, Singapore, The World

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

Netroots Nation: Organized People Defeating Organized Money

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor, The WIP I just returned from San Jose, California after covering the eighth annual Netroots Nation. In 2006 I attended the […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Media, NGO's, Social Change, The WIP Editorial