women’s rights

Women in Aleppo Choose Suicide Over Rape

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops swept into eastern Aleppo on Monday, recapturing nearly all of the rebel held areas. With the help of Russian forces and Shiite militias under Iranian command, the regime launched a relentless assault has resulted in wanton slaughter. As the 100,000 people packed into roughly five square…

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Remembering Beijing

Twenty years ago this month, I attended an event that changed my life.  On the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and on the anniversary of Hillary Clinton’s speech there, I wanted to share my reflections on an inspiring and unforgettable experience. Twenty years later, the images…

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Amanda Quraishi

My passion is service-based interfaith activism: working with people from different faith traditions on community service projects or other meaningful activities that build social capital. Who are you? I grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness (small sect in Christianity) in a very interesting but unstable family. We moved around a…

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Kulsoom Abdullah

 I have been Olympic Weightlifting for four years, and participating in Crossfit for two.  I launched my website LiftingCovered.com to document my experiences weightlifting in U.S. national competitions.   Who Are you? I was born in Kansas City but my family comes from the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa region of Pakistan.  I…

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