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Curing Cancer: Understanding Chemotherapy

by Paromita Pain –USA– Susan Mai did not want to die. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer and her doctor prescribed a course of chemotherapy, […]

Cancer, Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Science & Technology, Women's Health

No Lump Still Cancer: Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer

by Paromita Pain –USA– Birthdays mark milestones. For Terry Arnold, one birthday changed the course of her life. “I had just turned 49 when one morning […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Science & Technology, Women's Health

In New Egypt, Women Fear the Return of Legal Female Genital Mutilation

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– “I was weeping and called on my mother for help, but the worst shock of all was when I looked around and […]

Activism, Arts & Culture, Egypt, Feature Articles, FGM, Politics & Democracy, Women's Rights

Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro, Anti-FGM Crusader, Liberates Maasai Women and Girls

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Though the name Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro may not mean much to those in Nairobi where she is based, in a small […]

Feature Articles, FGM, Human Rights, Kenya, Nairobi, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Women in Leadership, Women's Empowerment

No Ordinary Fatigue: Battling Sjögren’s

by Paromita Pain –USA– “We cried the first time I told my family I had Sjögren’s syndrome,” says Susan Ross. “Dealing with the pain and fatigue […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Health, Science & Technology, Teaching & Learning, Women's Health

Outlawed Female Genital Mutilation Persists in Kenya

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– In a bid to retain culture and due to the greed of men who profit by marrying off their daughters, some communities […]

Feature Articles, FGM, Indigenous Culture, Kenya, The World

Taking the First Step: Educating Karachi’s Street Children

by Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– The story of Parveen Lateef and her home school was first published on October 22, 2010. This version includes an update on […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Pakistan, Poverty, Teaching & Learning, Women's Health, Women's Rights

Kenya Is Burning: Women’s Voices Are Missing in the Making of the Nation

by Philo Ikonya – Kenya – The women of Kenya have always been aware of injustice in our society, all through the years. And they have […]

Africa, Feature Articles, FGM, Human Rights, Kenya, Politics & Democracy, Women's Empowerment

Obstetric Fistula: A Medical Nightmare for Malawian Women

by Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi – May 23, 2015 is International Day to End Fistula. To mark the day, The WIP is re-posting one of our […]

Feature Articles, Malawi, Motherhood, Science & Technology, Women's Health

Systematic Abuses of Women and Children in Zimbabwe’s Women’s Prison Stirs Up a Hornet’s Nest

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In 2003, gender activists from the Zimbabwe Women Writers group published a book entitled A Tragedy of Lives: Women in […]

Activism, Africa, Books, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Women's Health, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe