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Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya

by Gemma Bulos –USA– “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Natural Resources, Poverty, Technology, The World, Water, Women's Empowerment

How Far Should CouchSurfing Go to Ensure Women’s Safety?

by Mandy Van Deven –USA– When I began to understand the immensity of the world, I felt a visceral inclination to discover all that it possessed […]

Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, Sexual Assault, Technology, Travel

Screenless Sundays: Almost Amish Tips for Taking A Technology Fast

by Nancy Sleeth –USA– Something is wrong, terribly wrong, about our time. We feel it like a splinter in our hearts. There is no room for […]

Animals & Environment, Feature Articles, Religion, Technology

Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Global South Need IT Skills Training Rather than Sewing Lessons

by Katie Palmer –Canada– Child sex trafficking is rampant throughout the Philippines. Both anti-trafficking non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government agencies estimate that 60,000 to 100,000 Filipino […]

Feature Articles, NGO's, Philippines, Sex Trafficking, Teaching & Learning, Technology, Women's Empowerment

Facebook Game ‘Angry Brides’ Trivializes Grave Human Rights Violation

by Rita Banerji –India– I am on a Google alert for “dowry,” a practice that is recognized as one of the underlying causes of India’s female […]

Feature Articles, India, Indigenous Culture, Marriage, Politics & Democracy, Social Change, Technology, Violence Against Women

Innovative Internet-based Projects Give Indian Women Platform to Fight Violence

by Paromita Pain –India– Gropes, stealthy fingers that pinch and leave bruises, catcalls, severe beatings, systematic starvation, emotional torture and worse – harassment against women takes […]

Activism, Feature Articles, India, NGO's, Sexual Harassment, Social Change, Technology, Violence Against Women

Breaking the Silence: Rallying around the World to End Gender-based Street Harassment

by Holly Kearl –USA– What does a woman in Bangalore, India, standing on a busy street corner, waiting for a bus have in common with a […]

Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Sexual Harassment, Technology, The World, Uprisings

In the Sinai Desert, Radio Sharm is Live and Well

by Victoria Aitken –UK– The Sinai desert has a new underground radio station – the only one to escape a ban on live radio transmissions – […]

Arts & Culture, Egypt, Feature Articles, Internet, Music, Technology

The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity?

by Megan Tady – USA – On Tuesday, April 6th a federal court decision put the Internet, and your ability to use it, in jeopardy. It’s […]

Corporations, Feature Articles, Technology, United States

U.S. Stimulus Plan to Boost Geothermal Energy Prospects

by Kimberly N. Chase – USA – In an unmarked meadow by the side of the road at The Geysers, the 30-square-mile steam field about 70 […]

Business & Economy, Energy, Feature Articles, Science & Technology, Technology, United States

Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

by Abigail Wendle – USA – According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year’s highly contested presidential election an estimated 2,000 women and girls […]

Africa, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Technology, The World, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights, Zimbabwe

India Ramps up Nuclear Power with Help from the United States

by Priyanka Bhardwaj – India – At the insistence of the United States, India has been granted global “nuclear exception” status despite being a non-signatory on […]

Business & Economy, Energy, Feature Articles, India, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Technology, United States