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A Collage of Her Severally-Inspected Parts
Kashmiri scholar, journalist and former civil servant Ather Zia details the range of ways in which Kashmiri women participate in politics...
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Painting Power and History
When artist Chinwe Uwatse takes her brush in hand, she recreates an ancient tradition of Nigerian women in modern form. Uli was the ancient body painting art form practiced by and for Igbo women, a predominantly Christian ethnic group in Nigeria. Uli artists adorned women's bodies with geometric and organic designs for special occasions or ceremonies, using dark ink that temporarily stained the skin...
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Delta on Fire
Nigeria is one of the world's top ten oil producers, and the source of its wealth lies in the southern Niger Delta region. For decades, the clash between multinational oil companies and the Delta people has been a violent one. But in the early 21st century, the face, and means, of protest changed...
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Follow the Leader
On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took the oath of office as Africa's first elected female head of state. A team of filmmakers followed her through her first year in office and the documentary Iron Ladies of Liberia is the result.
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Congo - Stop Sexual Violence
The Board of Directors of the Global Fund for Women, a diverse group of leaders from many nations, including Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, the Philippines, Ukraine, and the United States, is deeply concerned about the brutal epidemic of rape and sexual aggression currently being used as a tool of war against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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Fasting for Justice
Meet Irom Sharmila, a political activist who has been waging a non-violent battle against state-sanctioned violence in her home state of Manipur in India. For the last seven years, she has used her body as a political weapon, starving herself in objection to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)...
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Spirits in Uganda
In many parts of the world today, women face challenges to their basic freedoms from fundamentalist movements. It is often assumed that men incite and lead these movements, but this is not always true. In Uganda, one woman, Alice Auma, gave rise to what is now the Lord's Resistance Army, a self-proclaimed Christian guerilla group responsible for one of Africa's longest-standing conflicts...
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Dialogues from the West Bank
The year 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the formation of the state of Israel, following a United Nations resolution to divide what was then known as Palestine into two separate entities. Zionists would celebrate this as the birth of the first Jewish state in the world. Palestinians and Arabs in the region, who disagreed with the resolution, would declare it a catastrophe...
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We Want Peace in our Neighbour Iraq
Five years have passed. Those first few days of delight in Iraq did not last long. Those Iraqis who became conscious of the fact that they were under military occupation gave themselves over to the resistance...
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Del Ponte Administers Justice
There can be no peace, and hence, no democracy, where there is no rule of law, where human rights are violated, criminals run free and victims receive no redress. Justice is a key ingredient of democracy. And women have proven to be the key ingredient of justice. In 1999, United Nations Head Kofi Annan announced: "Justice is a woman." He was talking about Carla del Ponte, the newly appointed General Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)...
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