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Volume 4

Stories of Memory and Passion During the 1947 Partition of India

Stories of Memory and Passion During the 1947 Partition of India

As with any history of mass migration or social violence, where incomprehensible body counts blur lived experience, the task of interpreting and conveying how the struggle may have felt is an enormously important one. September 9, 2016
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A Heart for Refugees

A Heart for Refugees

After escaping from the horrors of war—women and children—making up to 80 percent of the inhabitants in refugee camps, are especially at risk of exploitation, dealing with sexual harassment, human trafficking, and violence. August 8, 2016
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Christine, 17 years old, already got married and already lost her first child when she was 16. Now she is 7 months pregnant and she is also taking care of her young sister 3 years old Mayron. Bakumba, Cameroon. 2014

Birth is a Dream

Maternal mortality and reproductive health are rarely-discussed social issues. Yet, women—mothers—die every day in a silent war. I have seen this with my own eyes. July 8, 2016
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Words from a Sage: Art as a Perpetual Balance

Words from a Sage: Art as a Perpetual Balance

Being a leader is something I was raised to embrace. My mom dressed me in an ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) onesie as a baby. She was never afraid to stand up for her opinions, and I was certainly encouraged to stand up for my beliefs. June 8, 2016
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A bride at a wedding in Kano, Northern Nigeria, stands apart from the guests, on  April 7, 2013. Male guests and female guests seldom mix in the conservative Islamic norther part of Nigeria.

Finding Beauty in the Face of Boko Haram

What happens to our understanding of other people and other places when the only thing we know is the worst thing that ever happened there? What if we also knew what kind of lipstick women wear, what a wedding looks like, and what they draw on the cover of their romance novels? May 16, 2016
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Love and the Islamic State

Love and the Islamic State

For anyone who has been in an addictive relationship, the line between insanity and passion can easily blur. Add religion or the search for spiritual relief to the mix and you stumble into territory that is understandably murky, but unfortunately all too common for women. March 8, 2016
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A New Feminist Movement?

A New Feminist Movement?

There is a need for female Muslim superheroes who actually deal with the real-life issues we face instead of fictional supervillains; because let’s face it, half of the things Muslim women have to deal with feel like they’ve been concocted by supervillains. February 10, 2015
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Women’s Shelters in Afghanistan

Women’s Shelters in Afghanistan

According to tribal codes, the penalty for fleeing one’s home without a male escort could be death; running from a marriage—especially taking one’s children with her—could result in an honor killing. March 10, 2015
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The Daughters of Abdul-Rahman

The Daughters of Abdul-Rahman

Men are not the road blocks, men are not our enemies. But the real threat for women are other women. April 9, 2015
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Shackled Sisters

Shackled Sisters

I wonder what you see when you pass a lady wearing a hijab in the street? Or when you see a plainly dressed Asian woman trying to manage a number of children as her husband strolls ahead? Some see these women as doormats, submissive and uneducated; others pity them; some even fear them. May 14, 2015
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Honor Killings: The Frightening Reality

Honor Killings: The Frightening Reality

Honor violence sheds light on the larger issues of gender inequality, and lack of free choice for women in some of these communities. Women themselves—not families and tribes—should own their bodies. June 10, 2015
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Divorce in dictionary

Freedom from Divorce

Once a man repeats the phrase talak three times, divorce can then be granted. The process can be much more complicated when it is the woman seeking to initiate legal and final separation. July 8, 2015
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The Bride of the Sea

The Bride of the Sea

While men could meet in the streets, mosques, or dimly lit hookah bars where their most intimate and personal conversations could be drowned out by the din of televisions broadcasting football games or the news, nowhere was it especially acceptable, safe, or comfortable for women to congregate in public. August 18, 2015
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What Monuments Will We Inspire?

What Monuments Will We Inspire?

Placing hope in my generation of women is a way of validating my own powerful existence. It is necessary for survival. How could I dare to hope for a better future if I fail to believe in the potential of others like myself? September 9, 2015
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