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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

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

The Chilean Student Movement: Overcoming a History of Political Repression

by Cassandra S. Stedham –Editorial Intern– There is a certain aura that hangs thick and heavy in the Chilean air. I feel it as soon as […]

Chile, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Prisoners, Teaching & Learning, Uprisings

At last, Dr. Haleh Esfandiari Has Been Released on Bail from Evin Prison – For Now

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – A week ago, on August 15th, the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, for which Dr. […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Iran, Laws & Legislation, Middle East, Political Prisoners, Politics & Democracy, The WIP Editorial, United States

What Landed Haleh Esfandiari in Jail, and Why Did Iranian TV Think The World Would Believe Her “Confession”?

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – In the last three days, media sources worldwide, from the BBC and CNN to the Washington […]

Democracy, Feature Articles, Haleh Esfandiari, Iran, Media, Middle East, Political Prisoners, Politics & Democracy, The WIP Editorial, United States

Who Is Haleh Esfandiari? Why Is Iran Claiming She’s a Spy? – US-Iran Politics, Not Esfandiari, Have Incited Iran’s Crackdown

by Patricia Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP USA An incredible story broke worldwide on Tuesday, July 17, 2007: • Haleh Esfandiari. Photograph courtesy of the WWICS […]

Feature Articles, Haleh Esfandiari, Iran, Islam, Political Prisoners, Politics & Democracy, Tehran, The WIP Editorial, United States, Women's Rights