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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

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

Call Me Kuchu – Empowering Uganda’s LGBT Activists

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts & Culture Editor When I learned the principal character in the film Call Me Kuchu is the slain human rights activist […]

Activism, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Human Rights, Laws & Legislation, LGBTQ, Uganda

“No Justice? No Peace!” The Women Absent from Colombia’s Peace Talks

by Moira Birss –Colombia– “No Justice? No Peace!” Never has this chant, which I have heard so often at anti-war rallies, felt so real to me […]

Activism, Colombia, Feature Articles, The World, Violence Against Women, War & Conflict, Women in Leadership

Tep Vanny: The Woman from Village Number 22

by Michelle Tolson –Cambodia– “The way [Cambodian] women demonstrate is not physical. They use their voices. It is a collection of voices to spread awareness. For […]

Activism, Business & Economy, Cambodia, Feature Articles, Land Rights, Politics & Democracy, Women Activists

In New Egypt, Women Fear the Return of Legal Female Genital Mutilation

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– “I was weeping and called on my mother for help, but the worst shock of all was when I looked around and […]

Activism, Arts & Culture, Egypt, Feature Articles, FGM, Politics & Democracy, Women's Rights

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Survivors Helping Survivors

by Stephanie Koehler –USA– When she was in third grade, Alex’s stepfather asked her whether she knew what the word ‘rapist’ meant. One would think that […]

Activism, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Poetry, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

No Way Back: Yemeni Women Rise Up

by Olga Ghazaryan –Yemen– The stories from Yemen generally covered by the media are those about the Al Qaida insurgency, political turmoil, and occasionally the shocking […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, The World, Uprisings, Women's Rights, Yemen

Interview with Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman: President Saleh Must Stand Trial

by Wojoud Mejalli –Yemen– I met with the Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman in Oslo during the Nobel Peace Ceremony on December 10, 2011. […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, The World, Uprisings, Women in Leadership, Women's Rights, Yemen

Green Scarves for Solidarity with Afghan Women

by Kate Hughes –UK– Ten years ago, Afghan women were promised a bright future. After decades of civil war, and repressive Taliban rule, they entered a […]

Activism, Afghanistan, Feature Articles, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

Innovative Internet-based Projects Give Indian Women Platform to Fight Violence

by Paromita Pain –India– Gropes, stealthy fingers that pinch and leave bruises, catcalls, severe beatings, systematic starvation, emotional torture and worse – harassment against women takes […]

Activism, Feature Articles, India, NGO's, Sexual Harassment, Social Change, Technology, Violence Against Women