International

This Ramadan, UNHCR can help vulnerable refugees

Ramadan decorations are up, new clothes for prayer hang in closets, and menus for family gatherings await deployment at iftars. As Ramadan approaches, Muslims of all nations are preparing for its annual observance. Throughout this scared time of fasting and spiritual introspection, the faithful share a heightened observance of the practices…

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Author Farah Pandith on how to win the war against the bad guys

Farah Pandith served as the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, appointed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009. In this role, she created Generation Change, which gathered young “change makers” together to work on issues such as violent extremism; Viral Peace, an online counter-extremism initiative; and Hours Against Hate, a…

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Fasting Because The State Says So

Ramadan of 2018 came to a close two weeks ago and the holy month reminded me of a tragedy—a wholly preventable one—that took place during Ramadan of 2015. Three years ago about 1,000 Pakistanis died during Ramadan. They died because piety was thrust upon these impoverished day-wage workers. You see, Pakistani dictator…

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3 Ways to Help Women Around the World

With young women more likely to be unemployed than young men, women more likely to experience the most severe forms of spousal violence than men and the likelihood of women being more food insecure than men increasing, according to the United Nations, it’s no secret that females everywhere require some…

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Reflections on Manchester

My connection with Manchester happened purely by accident. I initially started out my undergraduate degree in London. But after a family crisis sent my family and I into a domestic violence refuge, push came to shove and we were eventually forced to relocate to my mother’s home town of Bradford….

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A Day Without A Woman

On March 8, the Women’s March is joining forces with the International Women’s Strike in a day of action called A Day Without a Woman. People will be participating by withholding their purchasing power (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses), wearing red to show solidarity, attending rallies, livestreaming events,…

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