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UK Government Makes ‘Wrong Cuts in Wrong Places’

The British government has dramatically cut funding for community colleges. This action has a huge impact on England’s arts, a large slice of the economy. On […]

Arts & Culture, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Talk, United Kingdom

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

Entrepreneurship Opportunities Help Youth in Kenyan Slums Succeed

Each year in Kenya, many youth migrate to cities like Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa from rural settlements in search of “the urban dream.” Employment opportunities, electricity […]

Children's Rights, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Kenya, Teaching & Learning, 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

Beyond ISIS

The ongoing violence across the Middle East and the threat posed by the religious ideology represented by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) should come […]

Iraq, Iraq War, Military, The WIP Talk

Indian Mothers Reject Overprotective Parenting

by Swati Sanyal Tarafdar –India– “I always walked back home after school, mostly all by myself, and sometimes accompanied by a friend who might be sharing […]

Family, Feature Articles, India, The World, United States

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

Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria –Kenya– A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in […]

Business & Economy, Development, Feature Articles, Kenya, Poverty, Women's Empowerment

The Fear of Poverty in Greece

by Foteini Svarna – Greece – On December 29, 2014 the Greek Parliament failed to elect a new president in the final parliamentary vote. Greek Prime […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Greece, Poverty

Child Trafficking or Pure Quest for Knowledge in Pakistan?

by Zofeen T. Ebrahim –Pakistan– Horrified, as Pakistan television channels inundate us with minute-by-minute news of the recovery of over two dozen girls from a one-bedroom […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Human Trafficking, Pakistan, Teaching & Learning, The World