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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

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

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

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

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

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

Heroes Never Die: The Sundown Parade at the Wagah Border

by Urmila Chanam -India- The cover from enemy fire at the position he decided to occupy was scant, exposing him and his buddy to extreme danger. […]

Feature Articles, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, War & Conflict

Afghan, Pakistani and Indian Women Pressure Afghan Government in Advance of Election

by Aditi Bhaduri –India– April 2014! It hangs like a Damocles’ sword over the Indian sub-continent. While Afghans may be the  immediate beneficiaries, the ramifications of […]

Afghanistan, Elections, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Human Rights, India, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, The World

Language Discrimination in Pakistan Harms Women and Indigenous Culture

By Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– Asifa, 12, lives in Karachi, the port city in southern Pakistan. She is a child of the lesser gods. That means that […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Language, Pakistan, Poverty, Teaching & Learning, The World

Back to the War Zone of Iraq

by Miaad A. Hassan –Iraq– Over the past five years I have made several trips to Iraq, the country where I was born and the country […]

Feature Articles, Iraq, The World, War & Conflict

A Tale of Two Syrian Daughters

by Aloosh Devrim -Syria- Nada struggles to sleep amid the rapid and consistent blasts of artillery shelling and gunfire, a noise that has become commonplace in […]

Family, Feature Articles, Immigration, Politics & Democracy, Syria, The World

Socio-Political Realities in Iraq and the Middle East

by Miaad A. Hassan –Iraq/USA– السياسة عاهرة, a good colleague of mine says, asking me not to waste my time in politics and to return to […]

Feature Articles, Iraq, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Women in Leadership