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May 16, 2016

Sydney Writers’ Festival Panel on Free Speech with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Tony Jones hosted a panel at the Sydney Writers’ Festival entitled “Free Will, Free Speech, and Criticizing Islam” […]
May 16, 2016

WHO Issues Guidelines to Treat FGM Victims

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued guidelines to physically and mentally treat victims of female genital mutilation […]
May 9, 2016

Clan Councils Perpetuate Abuses of Women’s Rights in India

While there is pressure to change the abuses of women’s rights and the patriarchal structure in India, in villages […]
May 9, 2016

Boyfriend of Victim of Honor Killing Commits Suicide

The lover of a woman who was a victim of an honor killing a decade ago has committed […]
May 6, 2016

Interview with FGM Survivor

“This American Life” features an interview with a FGM survivor, Mariya Karimjee. The interview chronicles Karimjee’s quest to find […]
May 5, 2016

Brutal Honor Killing in Pakistan

15 members of a Pakistani community were arrested this week for their role in the honor killing of […]
April 25, 2016

Tent Dealers in India Protest Child Marriage

In a sign of protest against child marriage, 47,000 tent dealers in India have refused to sell their […]
April 22, 2016

Liberal Critiques of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

As a one of the world’s preeminent advocates for women and the head of a foundation dedicated to the […]
April 8, 2016

Sesame Street Introduces New Character

Sesame Street has introduced a new character, Zari, an Afghan girl who advocates for women’s rights. Sesame Street worked with […]
April 7, 2016

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Women’s Rights

The Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani spoke with Thomas L. Friedman at the Women in the World Summit in […]
April 6, 2016

Surfing Changing the Lives of Bangladeshi Girls

A tourist who left a surfboard in Bangladesh 25 years ago is changing the lives of many young […]
April 5, 2016

Child Marriage in the United States

Child marriage is a problem throughout the world, including in the United States. Most states set the legal […]
March 31, 2016

Chief Kachindamoto Implementing Change in Malawi

When Theresa Kachindamoto was called back to her home of Monkey Bay in Malawi to become senior chief, she was […]
March 30, 2016

Police Failing to Spot Honor Crime in the UK

In the United Kingdom, Sir Tom Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, has reported that police have been […]
March 14, 2016

Child Marriage in Virginia

While the average age of marriage has been increasing in the United States, there are still many girls […]

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