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Irish People Say No to Domestic Water Charges

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- A contentious issue in Ireland is the government’s decision to introduce water charges for every household. There have been mass anti-water charge […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Ireland, Natural Resources, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings, Water

Nepal: Civil War Victims Protest Blanket Amnesty for Human Rights Violators

by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- On April 1, 2013, Nepal’s Supreme Court overturned an ordinance to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), sparking a debate about […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Nepal, Political Prisoners, Strikes & Boycotts, The World, Uprisings, War & Conflict

The Chilean Student Movement: Overcoming a History of Political Repression

by Cassandra S. Stedham –Editorial Intern– There is a certain aura that hangs thick and heavy in the Chilean air. I feel it as soon as […]

Chile, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Prisoners, Teaching & Learning, Uprisings

One Billion Rising Against Sexual Violence: Will It Be Enough for India?

by Chryselle D’Silva Dias –India– I was a schoolgirl when I first experienced harassment on public buses in Mumbai. I still remember the red double-decker #361, […]

Feature Articles, India, Sexual Harassment, Social Change, The World, Uprisings, Violence Against Women

No Way Back: Yemeni Women Rise Up

by Olga Ghazaryan –Yemen– The stories from Yemen generally covered by the media are those about the Al Qaida insurgency, political turmoil, and occasionally the shocking […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, The World, Uprisings, Women's Rights, Yemen

Interview with Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman: President Saleh Must Stand Trial

by Wojoud Mejalli –Yemen– I met with the Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman in Oslo during the Nobel Peace Ceremony on December 10, 2011. […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, The World, Uprisings, Women in Leadership, Women's Rights, Yemen

Juvenile (In)Justice in Kashmir

by Nusrat Ara –Indian administered Kashmir– My heart sinks as I look at the collage, carried by almost all the local newspapers, of children standing before […]

Children's Rights, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, India, Kashmir, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, Uprisings

SlutWalk To Femicide: Making The Connection

by Rita Banerji –India– In January, a Toronto police constable told a group of students at a school safety forum that to prevent being sexually assaulted […]

Feature Articles, India, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, The World, Uprisings, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

Bothaina Kamel: Revolutionary, Defender of Social Justice, and Egypt’s First Female Nominee

by Manar Ammar –Egypt– In a sea of local press coverage and media appearances of presidential nominees for Egypt’s upcoming election, Bothaina Kamel’s name is left […]

Egypt, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Media, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings, Women in Leadership

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

Charred Yet Smoldering: Indian Women Stand Up to Their Husbands’ Violence

by Pushpa Iyer – USA – Two weeks ago, late in the evening, Soma Bakshi, an educated, middle class young woman in Kolkata was set on […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, The World, Uprisings

Can the Struggle for Philippine Democracy Be a Lesson to Burma?

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – The bloody military crackdown in Burma (also known as Myanmar) was bound to happen. Some people called it “pure […]

Asia, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Corruption, Democracy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Myanmar, Philippines, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings