Category: Human Rights & Gender

Manal Omar: Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core

Manal Omar: Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must Be Challenged at Core

[ 0 ] September 18, 2014 |

via UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE on SEPTEMBER 17, 2014:  The brutality of the extremist militants who call themselves “The Islamic State” is a strategy in itself and must be met by powerful counter-measures that address the core causes of the conflict, said Manal Omar, USIP’s associate vice president for the Middle East and Africa, […]

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China: Uighur Scholar’s Trial a Travesty of Justice (Trial Starts Today)

China: Uighur Scholar’s Trial a Travesty of Justice (Trial Starts Today)

[ 0 ] September 17, 2014 |

Ilham Tohti Could Face Sentence of 10 Years to Life via HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH on SEPTEMBER 15, 2014:  (New York) – The prosecution of China’s most prominent Uighur scholar, the economist Ilham Tohti, is a disturbing example of politicized show trials and intolerance for peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial only serves […]

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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

[ 0 ] 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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WATCH: American Isolationism: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

WATCH: American Isolationism: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014 |

via THE WILSON CENTER on SEPTEMBER 15, 2014:  Journalists, policymakers, and pundits are once again debating whether Americans have turned away from the world. Officials from both sides of the aisle warn about an “isolationism dictated by the past.” Contrary to this conventional view, new survey results from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs show […]

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Challenging Uyghur Muslim Identity: More Enforcement, Worse Results (Haiyun Ma, I-wei Jennifer Chang)

Challenging Uyghur Muslim Identity: More Enforcement, Worse Results (Haiyun Ma, I-wei Jennifer Chang)

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

by HAIYUN MA and I-WEI JENNIFER CHANG for CHINA BRIEF (Volume: 14 Issue: 17) on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: Following deadly attacks in Beijing, Kunming and Urumqi over the last year, the Xinjiang government has intensified its efforts to regulate Uyghur religious activities. The provincial government has once again reinforced its ban on Ramadan fasting for Uyghur […]

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Brits’ Disappearance Casts Shadow Over Qatari World Cup Efforts; Shines Light on UAE

[ 0 ] September 5, 2014 |

by JAMES DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER on SEPTEMBER 5, 2014:  The disappearance of two British World Cup 2022-related labour rights researchers points to apparent escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood; highlights the Gulf state’s lack of transparency with its silence […]

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Duke Launches Initiative in Social Equity Research

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

Researchers in the Duke Consortium on Social Equity will address the overarching social problem of general inequality and explore disparities and conflict associated with group-based identity such as gender, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation. by DUKE TODAY on SEPTEMBER 3, 2014:  DURHAM, NC – The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences (at Duke University) has launched […]

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MUST SEE: Illustrations Inspired by Political Controversy (At UNC through 10/31)

MUST SEE: Illustrations Inspired by Political Controversy (At UNC through 10/31)

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

by ANITA RAO & FRANK STASIO for WUNC’S “THE STATE OF THINGS” on AUGUST 28, 2014:  When Kuwaiti artist and graphic designer Mohammad Sharaf gets angry, he creates art. His illustrations touch on topics ranging from women’s rights in the Middle East, and Kuwaiti social politics to specific current events, like Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to allow women to drive motorcycles […]

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Aerial and Panoramic Views Show Devastation in Gaza

Aerial and Panoramic Views Show Devastation in Gaza

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014 |

by ALI ABUNIMAH for THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA on AUGUST 30, 2014:  The video above, published by the Gaza-based video production company MediaTown, shows an aerial view of the devastated Shujaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. On 20 July, the area was subjected to indiscriminate artillery bombardment by Israel that was so intense that it shocked even US […]

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Bahrain Arrests, Detains Top Human Rights Activist

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on SEPTEMBER 2, 2014:  In this video (above) from Freedom House posted on February 13, 2013, 2012 Freedom Award winner Maryam Al-Khawaja speaks about the oppressive conditions in Bahrain that led to the imprisonment of Nabeel Rajab and other activists, and about the struggle that her father, Abdulhadi […]

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