Category: Politics

Justice in Pakistan: Unmasking Perween Rahman’s Killers

by Zubeida Mustafa -Pakistan- The “weakness of women”, widely believed to be a natural phenomenon, is actually a myth. Women are resilient and there are many cases where “woman power” won the day because women fighting for a cause refused

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More Women Directors “Good for Everyone”

by Kate Daniels, The WIP Director Last July, The WIP published #WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media followed by a Twitter Chat with Rachel Feldman, author of the article, and Melissa Silverstein, founder and editor of the

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What Makes a Hoosier?

by Kelley Calvert – USA – Hoosiers are a proud lot even if we cannot always explain where the term came from. Most people lose interest anyway, right after asking, “Where exactly is Indiana again?” They do not know that

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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 seek asylum first and then apply to bring her family over. Hundreds of Syrian

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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 legal abortion. Macedonia’s new abortion law has generated controversy not only for the non-scientific,

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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 embassy in the heart of downtown Tehran were washed once again and colorful murals

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Cautious Optimism Fills India’s Women

By Aditi Bhaduri – India – On the 15th of August, India celebrated 67 years of independence from British colonial rule. A new wave of optimism seems to have been ushered in with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his opposition

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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, Eastern and Southern Europeans seeking refuge from war and poverty. Today the topic

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Giving Young Irish People Hope

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- May was Mental Health Awareness month in Ireland. Key television ad campaigns encouraged those suffering from depression to reach out for help and high profile individuals shared their personal battles with depression. A month-long Green Ribbon

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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 that the Muslim men make all the decisions and hold authority both in and

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