Category: MIIS Update

The Great Invisible Explores Human Cost of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Danielle Steer -USA- I recently read that your 20s are a defining decade in regards to a person’s development. As I near the end of my 20s and reflect, one summer stands out among the rest. In April of

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Please Join The WIP and Nomi Prins on September 23rd!

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Nomi Prins @ MIIS September 23rd!

“Our choice is simple: either we break the alliances or they will break us.” This is the parting thought Nomi Prins leaves us with in her latest book, All the Presidents’ Bankers, which explores 100 years of relationships between presidents

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. Resistance to combating VAW in many Muslim majority countries is ingrained in both the

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#WomenCallAction: Missing Her POV

On Tuesday, August 5, The WIP is hosting the live Twitter chat #WomenCallAction: Missing Her POV from 10 am – 11 am PDT. Inspired by The WIP Feature Article #WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media and the July 24 report

#LocalVoicesTalk about Women in Islam

On Thursday, July 24, The WIP and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies will co-host Twitter chat “Women in Islam: Myth vs. Reality.” Join the conversation from 9:30 am – 10:30 am PDT on Twitter. #LocalVoicesTalk The idea for

The Iraqi Government’s Failure: A Perspective from Mosul

There are many factors that led the Iraqi Army to abandon Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, one week ago. They include incompetence, a bad reputation, and no affiliation with the people of Mosul. Since 2003, we have been accused of harboring

Gang rape In Tahrir Square Last Night, Because “Guys Were Having Good Time”

This was the comment of an Egyptian TV Host when the field reporter told her that there have been several sexual assault incidents in Tahrir Square! After watching the widely shared video on YouTube showing a mob harassing and stripping

Najla Ayubi on Elections and Women in Afghanistan

by Aditi Bhaduri -India- If Afghanistan is synonymous with a rugged terrain and warring tribes, the ‘graveyard of empires’, then it should also be synonymous with courage and defiance. Afghan women collectively deserve not only the Nobel Prize for peace,