Understanding Digital Hate Culture

Aug 14, 2019

Online radical-right extremist groups exhibit a massive range of ideological stances and approaches, which vary from country to country. These include the affirmed political stances of alt-right groups, the social movement-like practices of groups like Generation Identity, and the violent,...

Saudi Arabia Eases Male Guardianship System
Aug 02, 2019

Saudi Arabia Eases Male Guardianship System

Romance Novels Are a Weapon Against Misogyny
Jul 26, 2019

Romance Novels Are a Weapon Against Misogyny

Trust Your Children If You Want Them To Be Successful

Trust Your Children If You Want Them To Be Successful

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

The Dismal State of #MeToo in India

Jun 17, 2019

A dismissed case of sexual harassment in Bollywood shows just how behind India is in its journey toward gender equality. The past days have seen a whirlwind of accusations and emotions surrounding the #MeToo movement in India that are truly representative of the abysmal state of women’s...

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

Jun 14, 2019

Earlier this year, the Trump administration cut funding to the Organization for American States for protecting reproductive rights. While America’s attention has turned to the restrictive abortion bans across numerous states, the Trump administration has continued its relentless attacks on...

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

Helping India’s Rural Youth Unlock Their Potential

In 2012, Ashweetha Shetty left a remote village in Tamil Nadu to join the Young India Fellowship, a one-year post-graduate diploma program at Ashoka University in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Shetty was the first among her family members to finish college, breaking many social barriers to...

Kuwait Is Risking a Catastrophic Drop in Foreign Investment

Kuwait Is Risking a Catastrophic Drop in Foreign Investment

May 30, 2019

Marsha Lazareva’s case raises red flags for foreign investors and could send them fleeing Kuwait. Kuwait has a high-profile international case on its hands that threatens to harm the country’s foreign investment climate. The case, which has now been brought to the UN Working Group on...

Why Is a Prominent Female Business Exec in Prison in Kuwait?

Why Is a Prominent Female Business Exec in Prison in Kuwait?

May 29, 2019

Allegations made against Marsha Lazareva suggest that sexism and racism may have played a role in her incarceration. To quote Amnesty International, 2018 was a “particularly brutal year” for human rights activists, journalists and dissidents in the Gulf. The killing of Jamal Khashoggi in...

The World-Changing Idea of Girl Power

The World-Changing Idea of Girl Power

May 27, 2019

The Spice Girls and the Women’s World Cup are parallel realities, and some will point out that women are still underpaid, undervalued and stuck in much the same position they were in during the early 1990s. “Girl power” was never anything more than a heaven-sent answer to the question,...

Why Does Happiness Elude India?

Why Does Happiness Elude India?

May 08, 2019

India needs to introspect as to why it has fared so miserably when it comes to being happy. The UN's 2019 World Happiness Report released in March shows that India is on a declining trend when it comes to happiness. The county ranked 117 in 2015, 118 in 2016, 122 in 2017, 133 in 2018 and is now...

The Elephant in the Room Behind India’s Rise

The Elephant in the Room Behind India’s Rise

May 01, 2019

For India to maintain its position as a global leader, more concerted efforts at local and federal levels will be necessary to bring women to parity with men. In the past decade, India has stepped into its new role as a rising economic monolith, providing a counterbalance to China and recasting...

The Decision against Caster Semenya Plunges Sport into a Moral Maelstrom

The Decision against Caster Semenya Plunges Sport into a Moral Maelstrom

May 01, 2019

The significance of the CAS ruling in the Caster Semenya case will be felt across the world of sport for years to come. “For me, she is not a woman. ... It is useless to compete with this, and it is not fair,” Italian athlete Elisa Cusma Piccione told reporters, pointing toward the winner of...

Affordable Childcare Is a Public Need

Affordable Childcare Is a Public Need

Apr 29, 2019

Raising children is not what it used to be.  Women and men on track to becoming parents must face the prospect of increasing costs of quality childcare. This is true for developed nations, but no less predictable in low-income countries as well. Raising children is not what it used to...

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