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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

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

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

Kashmir Floods: “Please Don’t Panic, We Will Reach You”

by Lubna Reshi -Indian-administered Kashmir- Srinagar is not the same as when I left in mid-August. I feel like I have returned to a warzone. Devastation […]

Feature Articles, Kashmir, Natural Disasters, The World

Recourse for Trafficked Native Women in the Duluth Harbor

by Christine Stark –USA– I am of Anishinaabe and Cherokee ancestry and a MSW student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Six years ago, on the […]

Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Minnesota, Native Americans, Sex Trafficking, The World

Human Trafficking: Modern Day ‘Slavery’ in Belgium

by Grace Kwinjeh -Belgium- A Thai woman, aged 28, met a handsome Belgian man and fell in love. He assisted her in getting a visa to […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Europe, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Labor Issues, Sex Trafficking, Thailand, The World

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

They Think We’re Coming for their American Dream: The Salvadorian Immigration Epidemic

By Ghazal Rahmanpanah –El Salvador/USA– A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with […]

Central America, Feature Articles, Immigration, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, The World, United States, War & Conflict

Mobilizing Religious Leaders to Combat Violence against Women in Turkey

by Meltem Ağduk and Nükhet Kardam – Turkey – Violence against Women (VAW) is a violation of human rights rooted in inequality between women and men. […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Islam, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, The World, Turkey, Violence Against Women, Women's Empowerment