Welcome to the second issue of Women Across Frontiers! Today, as we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and start the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, we would like to devote this issue to showcasing the ubiquity of gender-based violence (GBV) and dedicate it to those who fight this pandemic. [read more]
“One night, I decided to commit suicide. I put a scarf around my neck and pulled it tight. I felt there was no hope that I could escape from the hands of ISIS [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria]. I believed that death would be the only solution. But my relatives wouldn’t let me do it.”
After nearly four decades of searching tirelessly and refusing to give up hope, Estela Barnes de Carlotto finally met her grandson for the first time on August 5, 2014. Estela’s daughter, Laura, had been abducted by Argentina’s military regime in 1977 and killed after giving birth to her son…
A path that is not driven by the coin of materialism and capitalism? A path that is not striving toward recognition, fame, or comfort, but rather is simply seeking to make a positive impact on society? Israeli journalist Ayelet Vardi posed these questions to seven women who are actively making a difference in Israel today.
With the arrival of summer, colleges across the United States stood largely empty of students. Yet even as undergraduates were enjoying their summer break, campus sexual assault continued to be a hot-button issue…
American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann once told me during an interview how male executives from major record labels always gave her problems when she wanted to use cover art for albums that did not objectify herself. “They’d say, ‘Where are her breasts? Such a pretty girl?’”
“The only one of its kind in the world,” boasts the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) that opened its doors last year in Winnipeg, the capital of the western province of Manitoba. A landlocked city of over half a million inhabitants known for its frigid winters, Winnipeg has a long human rights legacy…