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Human Rights are not a Game: Azerbaijan’s Leyla Yunus

As the close of the European Games on June 28 draws near, the question What will happen to Leyla Yunus remains. Yunus is one of the many human […]

Activism, Human Rights, The WIP Talk

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

More Women Directors “Good for Everyone”

by Kate Daniels, The WIP Director Last July, The WIP published #WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media followed by a Twitter Chat with […]

Arts & Culture, Feminism, Films & Documentaries, Gender Equality, Politics & Democracy, The WIP Editorial, Women Directors

The Trouble with Mother’s Day

Few harp on Mother’s Day. I have yet to hear holiday critics deconstruct the celebration as a consumerist ploy to further capitalism. But it is, and […]

Feminism, Gender Equality, Sexism, The WIP Talk

Women Communicating for Social Change is Way of Life

by Brittany Lane and Nükhet Kardam – USA – Entrepreneurship, or the process of starting a business or organization, has long been essential for healthy and […]

Business & Economy, Entrepreneurship, Feature Articles, Feminism, Social Change, The World, Women in Leadership

What Makes a Hoosier?

by Kelley Calvert – USA – Hoosiers are a proud lot even if we cannot always explain where the term came from. Most people lose interest […]

Feature Articles, Human Rights, Laws & Legislation, LGBTQ, Politics & Democracy, Religion

Syrian Mothers on Their Own: “We Are All the Same, Confronting Death and Our Destiny”

by Riham Alkousaa –Germany– Fadia Al-Khatib, a mother of five, came to Germany by herself. The 44-year-old Syrian woman and her husband decided that she would […]

Feature Articles, Germany, Human Rights, Islam, Politics & Democracy, Refugees, Syria, The World, Violence Against Women

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

Irish People Say No to Domestic Water Charges

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- A contentious issue in Ireland is the government’s decision to introduce water charges for every household. There have been mass anti-water charge […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Ireland, Natural Resources, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings, Water

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Generational Divide

by Ghazal Rahmanpanah –Iran/USA– In the summer of 2013, three decades after the end of the Iranian hostage crisis, the windows of the former United States […]

Feature Articles, Foreign Policy, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Tehran, The World, United States

Cautious Optimism Fills India’s Women

By Aditi Bhaduri – India – On the 15th of August, India celebrated 67 years of independence from British colonial rule. A new wave of optimism […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy, Women's Empowerment

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