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Tea and Selfies Driving a Revolution in Pakistan

Tea and Selfies Driving a Revolution in Pakistan

| May 31, 2016

After its first year, a movement in Pakistan to claim public spaces for women continues to grow—and it's finding allies and inspiration in India and throughout South Asia. More »

Bride For Sale: Dreams of an Afghan Rapper

Bride For Sale: Dreams of an Afghan Rapper

| May 13, 2016

A new documentary spotlights a teen rapper who escapes the Taliban only to face the prospect of being being sold into marriage. More »

The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

| April 7, 2016

Five years after Pakistan passed a law to punish acid attacks, the violence continues even as more survivors seek justice. More »

For Women, a Steep Price for Exercising Free Speech

For Women, a Steep Price for Exercising Free Speech

| March 1, 2016

A teen religious dissenter, forced to flee her country, now speaks out against religious fundamentalism. More »

Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

| January 2, 2014

An innovative new project is giving feminists worldwide the tools to be visible, connected, and more powerful. More »

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

| December 11, 2013

A new policy proposal to the UN threatens to undo decades of progress in the fight against prostitution. Robin Morgan asks: Why isn’t this considered news? More »

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

| October 30, 2013

As U.S. activists protest against NSA rights violations, we should bear in mind that Saudi women are all too familiar with the surveillance state. More »

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

| October 16, 2013

Haifaa Al-Mansour reflects on her new feature film, Wadjda; the unusual challenges involved in making it; and the impact of telling a story from the perspective of a ten-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia. More »

Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

| June 30, 2013

Two Saudi women’s rights activists, Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, have been sentenced to 10 months in prison plus a two-year travel ban thereafter—for “encouraging" a French Canadian woman "to defy" her allegedly abusive Saudi husband. More »

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

| May 17, 2013

Africans cannot sacrifice democracy for economic gain for the few and pittance for the many. The author—a New Yorker born in Nairobi—says paternalistic male leadership must come to an end, and women lead instead. More »