Category: Health & Environment

Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

[ 1 ] September 16, 2014 |

Columbia University graduate student Sarah Wall interned this summer at a youth center in Indonesia where sexual education and reproductive services were administered to at-risk teens by SARAH WALL for ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014: Would you be surprised to see a devout Muslim female coworker tenderly embrace a transgender woman in a green, sparkly […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?

[ 0 ] July 7, 2014 |

Muslims around the world are fasting this month for Ramadan  via EMEL MEDIA:  Fasting from sunrise until sunset for 30 days certainly has a physical impact, but what really happens to your body when you fast? (emel media commissioned this video to find out: www.emel.com)

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Alemayehu G. Mariam: Is There Any Hope for Africa?

Alemayehu G. Mariam: Is There Any Hope for Africa?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

by ALEMAYEHU G. MARIAM for open salon on APRIL 28, 2014:  Should we despair over Africa? In March 2004, Nicholas Kristof, the noted columnist for the New York Times declared in frustration, “Africa is a mess. It is the only continent that has gotten poorer over the last four decades and its famous for civil […]

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Syrian Families Struggle to Cope Outside the Protective Umbrella of Camps in Jordan

Syrian Families Struggle to Cope Outside the Protective Umbrella of Camps in Jordan

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014 |

via UNHCR on MARCH 18, 2014:  AMMAN, Jordan, March 18 (UNHCR)– The UN refugee agency on Tuesday said that hundreds of thousands of Syrians forced into exile in Jordan are facing a fresh humanitarian crisis as they struggle to get by living outside the country’s refugee camps. The warning comes in a study by UNHCR and […]

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International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

via US INSTITUTE OF PEACE and US DEPARTMENT OF STATE on MARCH 5, 2014:  Remarks from the 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Institute of Peace co-hosted a panel session featuring remarks from the ten 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees at USIP. This was […]

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Francesca de Châtel: The Role of Drought and Climate Change in the Syrian Uprising

Francesca de Châtel: The Role of Drought and Climate Change in the Syrian Uprising

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

by Francesca de Châtel for MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES (2014) on JANUARY 27, 2014:  EXCERPT FROM “The Role of Drought and Climate Change in the Syrian Uprising: Untangling the Triggers of the Revolution”:  I will argue that it was not the drought per se, but rather the government’s failure to respond to the ensuing humanitarian crisis that formed […]

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WATCH: Governing in a Borderless World (Jentleson, Ignatius, Kagan, Inskeep)

WATCH: Governing in a Borderless World (Jentleson, Ignatius, Kagan, Inskeep)

[ 0 ] December 5, 2013 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 5, 2013:  Duke University Political Science and Public Policy Professor Bruce Jentleson joined David Ignatius (Washington Post) and Robert Kagan (Brookings) for a Wilson Center/NPR panel discussion on “Governing in a Borderless World: Meeting the Challenge of Instability.” It was live-streamed from about 1230-2p, and moderated by […]

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The War inside — Fighting Depression in Palestine (Palestine Neuroscience Research Initiative)

The War inside — Fighting Depression in Palestine (Palestine Neuroscience Research Initiative)

[ 0 ] November 12, 2013 |

by JESSE HICKS for THE VERGE on AUGUST 20, 2013:  Ever since he was 18, when Omar Danoun started med school, they’ve called him “doctor.” Friends and family, cousins and neighbors — everyone in Rantis, the West Bank village he’s lived in his whole life. It’s a close-knit population of around 3,000, belonging to six […]

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WATCH: Who are America’s Muslims? SF Bay Area, Chicago, Detroit Communities Discussed (ISPU)

WATCH: Who are America’s Muslims? SF Bay Area, Chicago, Detroit Communities Discussed (ISPU)

[ 0 ] November 12, 2013 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, compiled from INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING WEBINAR, NOVEMBER 2013:  On October 30, 2013 ISPU and top experts held an online discussion of the regional trends of America’s Muslims, focusing on a major ISPU report The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community. Critical questions about identity, […]

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World Bank: Palestinians Access to Area C Key to Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth

World Bank: Palestinians Access to Area C Key to Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth

[ 0 ] October 9, 2013 |

via WORLD BANK (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 8, 2013:  JERUSALEM, October 8, 2013 – More than half the land in the West Bank, much of it agricultural and resource rich, is inaccessible to Palestinians.  The first comprehensive study of the potential impact of this ‘restricted land,’ released by the World Bank today, sets the current loss […]

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