Tag: social justice

Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf -Indian-administered Kashmir- When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin and bones. Every time she spoke, her trembling hands went up to soothe her

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Hidden Harassment: The Challenges of India’s Pink-Collar Worker

Stand up straight. Chin up. Look forward. Move fast, but with purpose. Brace yourself. These are not the words of a ballroom dance instructor, but those of Yamuna, the sole newspaper girl in Chennai, as she mutters to herself every

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Defending Human Rights in Colombia is a Deadly Job

by Moira Birss – Colombia – “I would be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid,” Jorge tells me. “Your right to freedom disappears – you have to limit your movements and activities.” I would be afraid, too; Jorge and

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Hopes for the Closing of Guantanamo Bay’s Military Prison

by Suad Hamada Bahrain Of the many expectations that Arabs hope will come out of the US Presidential election, the top three almost certainly are: massive changes in American foreign policies in the Middle East; withdrawal of US troops in

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Zambian Youth Activist Scoops International Award

by Susan Mwape – Zambia – According to a Zimbabwean Proverb, even the smallest bird can sing from the tallest tree. Zambian Irene Banda, a 25 year old social activist, scooped up the Sheila McKechnie 2007 International Campaigner Award. Irene

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Seeds of Change

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – I don’t believe in accidents; I think that everything happens for a reason. So when Kate told me about a project she had brewing called, The WIP, I

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Zimbabwe’s Homemakers Make Political Waves

by Sharon Njobo – Zimbabwe – Sibongile Ncube wakes up earlier than usual today. She has a busy day ahead of her. This 35 year-old mother of four looks way older than Oprah’s 50 years. Her husband is cycling to

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