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Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf –Indian-administered Kashmir– When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Kashmir, Mental Health, Motherhood, Political Prisoners, Social Justice, South Asia, The World, War & Conflict

Islamic Versus Societal Culture in Pakistan

by Nidaa Shahid – Pakistan – The general perception worldwide about women in Islam is that they are oppressed and without rights. It is widely believed […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Islam, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Women's Empowerment

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

Defending Human Rights in Colombia is a Deadly Job

by Moira Birss – Colombia – “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid,” Jorge tells me. “Your right to freedom disappears – you […]

Activism, Colombia, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Terrorism

A Struggling Nation: Indonesia in Food, Fuel, and Compassion Crises

by Jennie S. Bev – USA / Indonesia – I live in Northern California, considered one of the wealthiest regions in the United States, where the […]

Food & Nutrition, Indonesia, Petroleum, Social Justice

Hopes for the Closing of Guantanamo Bay’s Military Prison

by Suad Hamada Bahrain Of the many expectations that Arabs hope will come out of the US Presidential election, the top three almost certainly are: massive […]

Bahrain, Criminal Justice, Elections, Feature Articles, Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Torture, United States

Zambian Youth Activist Scoops International Award

by Susan Mwape – Zambia – According to a Zimbabwean Proverb, even the smallest bird can sing from the tallest tree. Zambian Irene Banda, a 25 […]

Activism, Africa, Feature Articles, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Zambia

Seeds of Change

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – I don’t believe in accidents; I think that everything happens for a reason. So […]

Feature Articles, Social Justice, The WIP Editorial

Zimbabwe’s Homemakers Make Political Waves

by Sharon Njobo – Zimbabwe – Sibongile Ncube wakes up earlier than usual today. She has a busy day ahead of her. This 35 year-old mother […]

Activism, Africa, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, Social Justice, Women Activists, Zimbabwe