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  • Honor Killings: The Frightening Reality

    How far would you go to uphold your honor? In many communities and cultures around the world, the concept of honor greatly influences societal norms and ways of life. Many people believe they are required to act a certain way...

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  • Shackled Sisters

    Since I was a teenager, I have sought the help of a counselor. The two of us have spent hundreds of hours talking about the intricacies of the South Asian community; the fear and shame of being ostracized, and the...

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  • Daughters of Abdul-Rahman

    During a conversation with my mother in 2009, a look in her eyes made me think: My mother is a content woman, mother, and wife, but is that all she wanted? Did she have dreams and hopes that faded away...

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  • Women’s Shelters in Afghanistan

    I first experienced the capital city of Kabul in the spring of 2013 while serving in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army officer. Though I was not primarily deployed to Kabul, the short time I spent there made a lasting impression...

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