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Hamzah Rifaat

Hamzah Rifaat is a freelance journalist and blogger for publications such the Friday Times, South Asian Voices, and Pak Tea House. He has a Masters in Philosophy, in the discipline of Peace and Conflict Studies from the National Defense University

Stephanie Murti

Stephanie Murti earned her B.A. in Political Science from California State University East Bay and is currently completing her master’s degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a graduate research assistant for the

Gehad Kenawy

Gehad Kenawy has a BA in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Radio and Television from Cairo University. She is currently doing her MA in Media Policy at the American University in Cairo, and is an exchange student at the

Women’s Art at The Pride Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Open Gallery Through March 31st

To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Pride Center in Fort Lauderdale is featuring an art exhibit—Women in History: Past & Present. Although the exhibit may not be overtly political, it does present an empowering collection of photographs, paintings and mixed

Book Review: Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. To Anahuac

Originally published at IPPF/WHR “This book is about the intellectual traditions of Mesoamerican women,” explains Paloma Martinez-Cruz in the opening lines of Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica: From East L.A. To Anahuac. A young Chicana college professor, Martinez-Cruz has written

Book Review: Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion

Originally published at IPPF/WHR Legendary birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger would likely have loved Jean H. Baker’s description of her in Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion as “an activist, propagandist, organizer, educator, advocate, and occasional martyr.” An often imperious, singleminded

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival: Closing Weekend

I am back from SXSW and already hitting another film festival! This weekend is the closing weekend for the 30th annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. There are so many great films playing this weekend. Tonight, I will

“When it rains, we will grow again”: Haitian Women Observe International Women’s Day

by Alexis Erkert, photos by Ben Depp “As activists, we commemorate this as a day of struggle, a day to make our voices heard until someone pays attention and helps provide solutions to our problems.” Facing the Haitian parliament with

This Year’s SXSW Film and Interactive Festivals

Greetings from Austin, TX! I have returned to the capital of the Lone Star state for this year’s South by Southwest film and interactive festivals. You can follow-up my updates throughout the day on Twitter (@jessiemosby). Once I’m home later

“Through Women’s Eyes” Annual Forum: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Gender in Mongolia

MONFEMNET was established in 2000 as a network of women’s NGOs and civil society organizations dedicated to human development and women’s rights within Mongolia. The group expanded their reach in 2007 by including any Mongolian civil society organization or informal