Issue 1: August 2015
Buthaina is from the village of Kucho in Iraq’s northern district of Sinjar, near the border with Syria. She is a member of the Yazidi.
It is a cold, rainy day in Chunchi, a canton in the Chimborazo Province in southern Ecuador. Eight-year-old Nicole has just arrived at school in Ramos Lomas, one of the rural communities in Chunchi.
An average of 16 women die every day giving birth in Uganda, victims of a health system that lacks doctors, drugs and facilities. But it is Nanteza’s death that became a rallying point for health activists
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
I had reached a comfortable place in my life, I found out that I am really the son of a family who was ‘disappeared’ during Argentina’s last military dictatorship, and that my grandmother is Estela de Carlotto
Claudia Carlotto, the coordinator of the National Commission on the Right to Identity (CONADI), personally gives DNA results to the hundreds of people that have come searching for their true identity.
“My first love is coding. People think that girls can’t code, but I forget about the war and conflict in Afghanistan when I’m coding,” said Nooria Ismaelzade, a 25-year-old student from Herat, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities located near the border with Iran.
In March 2015, San Quintin field workers’ frustrations boiled over into a massive strike—a move driven in large part by the efforts and determination of female field workers.
India’s legitimized rape – The world’s largest democracy refuses to criminalize marital rape. Priyali Sur reports.
Profiles Women of Valor Israel
Founder of first Haredi Women’s Party, U’Bezchutan
Bestselling author; Journalist; Speaker on women’s issues
Lawyer for Social Justice; Coordinator of the Israel 1325 Project; Program Director at Itach-Maaki
Social Worker; Peace Activist in Wahat al Salam
Educator, Mother, Advocate for Compassion and Peace
Co-Founder of the First Hasidic Feminist Organization; Agent of Social Change
Feminist Spiritual Innovator; Community Leader; First Female Congregational Rabbi in Israel
Former Knesset Member for Yesh Atid; First Ethiopian-Israeli TV Presenter; Lawyer
Advocate Against Sexual Violence; Lawyer; Beauty Queen; Rape Survivor
Feminist, activist and researcher; Faculty at Ben Gurion University
The idea for the book began with a television program. Throughout 2006 and 2007, journalists Julián Martín (known as Juliqui) and Susana Falcón interviewed several women who had participated in the famed uprisings in the Spanish town of Marinaleda in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
The 2015 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City brought together 16 powerful stories about individuals and communities whose actions have had a positive impact in countries such as Iran, Colombia, and Sudan.
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.
Brought to national attention recently through the efforts of activists and legislative initiatives, this topic has become increasingly complex as colleges and the country at large react to the phenomenon. In many ways, an article that was meant to legitimize anti-rape activism ultimately had the opposite effect.
Afghan women have made enormous progress since the overthrow of the fundamentalist Taliban regime almost fourteen years ago. However, as domestic and international priorities have changed, and without sustained pressure and continued financial support from the international community, these hard-won gains are at serious risk of being reversed.
Founded by Diana Nammi in 2002, the Iranian Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization (IKWRO) combats forced marriages, FGM and honor-based violence against women from the Middle East and Afghanistan living in the United Kingdom.
The AWWP, founded in 2009, publishes stories, oral histories and poems written by Afghan women and girls about their everyday lives, hopes and dreams, and provides a forum for their authentic, unfiltered voices.
Launched in 1991, the White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global campaign by men to combat violence against women, to promote gender equality and to foster a new understanding of masculinity.
“The only one of its kind in the world,” boasts the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg. However criticism on the way indigenous themes are treated abound.