When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

Lys Anzia with documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys – WNN Interviews (WNN) Brussels, BELGIUM, WESTERN EUROPE: Two years ago photographer and documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys began work on a true story that will impact you for the rest of your life. This film is dedicated to ‘opening our eyes and hearts’ to a healing process that […]

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

The truth about bride kidnapping: An insider interview on Chechnya

Jessica Buchleitner- WNN Interviews (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: The practice of Bride kidnapping has occurred throughout history around the world and continues to occur in countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus region, and parts of Africa. In most countries bride kidnapping is considered a sex crime, rather than a valid form of marriage. […]

Articulating The Muslim Female Experience: An Interview With Tayyibah Taylor

Articulating The Muslim Female Experience: An Interview With Tayyibah Taylor

Sarah Farrukh – Altmuslimah – Wednesday, 24 September 2014 (originally published 05 Sept) Today we remember the life of an extraordinary individual who strove for the accurate representation of Muslim women, Tayyibah Taylor. Ms. Taylor inspired people from all walks of life, leaving her legacy with the award-winning publication, Azizah Magazine. She was a trailblazer […]

[Canada] A national inquiry would empower First Nation women

[Canada] A national inquiry would empower First Nation women

Joseph  Quesnel Aand Steve Lafleur – Globe and Mail – Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Two recent deaths in Manitoba have once again pushed the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women into the political sphere. The government, up to now, has treated the issue as a matter of law enforcement. However, there are deeper issues and […]

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

NBCNews – Thursday, 11 Sept 2014 (originally published 10Sept) In the dry and desolate land along Syria’s northeastern border, thousands of young Kurdish women have taken up arms to protect their people against attacks from Bashar Assad’s government, ISIS militants and the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. Some 7,000 volunteer soldiers have joined the Women’s Protection […]

FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

Mersiha Gadzo – Middle East Eye – Tuesday, 02 September 2014 (originally published 27 Aug) Austrian filmmaker Alexandra Schneider watched Egypt’s revolution unravel on TV where male journalists reported live from Tahrir Square, interviewed male leaders and male commentators analyzed the situation. But where were Egypt’s women in this watershed? During the Arab Spring, Schneider […]

ATM-style machine lets Indian women report abuse without fear

ATM-style machine lets Indian women report abuse without fear

Amrit Dhillon – Star – Thursday, 28 August 2014 (originally published 25 Aug) NEW DELHI—Most Indian women think very carefully before walking into a police station to lodge a complaint. The all-male officers, the macho atmosphere, and the corresponding fear of sexual harassment deter them. If they go at all, they go escorted by a […]

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Catherine Wilson – IPS – Friday, 15 August 2014 (originally published 13 Aug) SYDNEY, Aug 13 2014 (IPS) – A pledge by political leaders two years ago to accelerate efforts toward closing the gender gap in the Pacific Islands has been boosted with the announcement that three women will take the helm of the regional […]

Egyptian citizens campaign against harassment of women

Egyptian citizens campaign against harassment of women

Sarah Lynch – USA Today – Friday, 01 August 2014 (originally published 31 Jul) CAIRO — A group of mostly teenagers and men took to the streets of Cairo’s capital this week, ready to do battle — in bright green vests with spray paint in hand — against sexual harassers. “We keep women safe,” said […]

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