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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

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

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

In Australia, Is ‘Say No To Burqas’ Say No To Immigration?

by Sarah Irving –Australia– For a piece of cloth, the burqa arouses an extraordinary amount of emotion. In France women wearing it have been criminalised, and […]

Arts & Culture, Australia, Feature Articles, Immigration, Islam, The World, Women's Rights

Kashmir’s Last Cinema Struggles to Survive

by Nusrat Ara –Indian-Administered Kashmir– It is Sunday noon. I am standing outside the only functional cinema in all of Indian administered Kashmir. Located in the […]

Arts & Culture, Asia, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Islam, Kashmir

Nuclear Terror: Obama’s Quiet War on Prejudice

by Paula Humphrey –USA– The Obama administration has worked furiously in the past year to leverage new strategies against two primary threats: the illicit production of […]

Barack Obama, Feature Articles, Islam, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, United States

Benazir Bhutto: India’s View of What Was Lost by Her Death

by Neeta Lal – India – While Benazir Bhutto’s tragic assassination has rudely jolted Pakistan – a country already torn asunder by political instability and terrorism […]

Asia, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, India, Islam, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Women in Leadership

A Rape Case in Saudi Arabia Explodes into International Headlines

by Patricia Meehan Vásquez Managing Editor, The WIP – USA – In 2006, what to Saudi society seemed a routine case settled in Sharia court, exploded […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Islam, Laws & Legislation, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Rape, Saudi Arabia, Sexism, The WIP Editorial, Women's Rights

A New Dawn for Nigerian Women? Time Will Tell

by Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi – Nigeria – Nigeria is an oil-rich country in West Africa also endowed with other mostly unexploited natural resources, such as coal […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Islam, Nigeria, Politics & Democracy, Women in Leadership, Women's Empowerment

First Female Ministers in Bahrain and Kuwait Resign, the Victims of Dirty Politics

by Suad Hamada – Bahrain – Women’s empowerment apparently clashes with the not-so-hidden agendas of Kuwaiti and Bahraini parliamentarians. Dirty politics have resulted in the recent […]

Bahrain, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Healthcare, Islam, Kuwait, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Religion, Women's Empowerment

In Ongoing War in Muslim Mindanao, Women Are Peacemakers and Breadwinners

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – In times of war and during the peace process, women have played key roles, particularly in the protection of […]

Asia, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Islam, Philippines, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, War & Conflict, Women's Empowerment

Political Education: Opponents of the Khalil Gibran International Academy Claim It Will Teach Terrorism

by Michelle Chen – USA – April 30, 2008 – Now that the media is again abuzz with debate over Debbie Almontaser, the Khalil Gibran International […]

Feature Articles, Immigration, Islam, New York City, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, United States