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Where there is war, women are the first victims. But even in peace times, their rights are often ignored and violated

Attending a success lesson

Attending a success lessonAn American woman helps Arab women believe in themselves: “The Shaqa’iq Project series of video interviews sets out to demonstrate the value of training and studying for women. continua...

Women As Bargaining Chips

Women As Bargaining ChipsThe US command refuses to release women prisoners because it might look like a concession to the kidnappers of Jill Carroll: Official Iraqi sources state that the American military command may have delayed the release of Iraqi women prisoners i continua...

A Superpacifist

A SuperpacifistSuperman’s girlfriend changes her nationality to protest against the war in Iraq: Remember Lois Lane? She was the feisty journalist who Clark Kent, aka Superman, fell for. The actress who played her, M continua...

Under illegal confinement

Under illegal confinementMèlanie Betancourt: "Colombia is like my mother: illegally confined"': Mèlanie is twenty years old, and for the last four years she has not seen her mother, Ingrid Betancourt, kidnapped by continua...

Riding Free

Riding FreeFrom Beirut to Ramallah, 300 women on bicycles for peace and rights: There are three hundred of them and they come from thirty-four different countries. They set out yesterday, September 1 continua...

Silent victims of passion

Silent victims of passionThe true history of Jamila, a young Afghan woman who paid for her love with death by stoning: Written for PeaceReporter by Tommaso Merlo   No one in the village expected this to be one of those uncounted tr continua...

Give Me Just a Minute

Give Me Just a MinuteCindy Sheehan lost a son in Iraq and is camping out in front of Bush’s ranch. But he is refusing to meet with her: After her son Casey died in Baghdad in April of last year, Californian Cindy Sheehan has nothing else to lose. She fo continua...

The Voice of Horror

The Voice of HorrorThe abuses against Karen Women, as recounted a by Nobel Peace Prize candidate: Among the persons nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize are several women who work in isolated locations with the most continua...

Last Woman Standing

Last Woman StandingConchita Picciotto has been living opposite the White House since 1981 in protest against nuclear weapons: from our correspondent Alessandro Ursic   The United States have had four different presidents since 1981, rep continua...

The Band Without A Face

The Band Without A FaceThe Burqa Band: 3 young women covered with veils that challenge traditions: There was a time in Kabul when women could not sing, dance or show their faces in public. During the Taliban regime, continua...

Injustice is done

Injustice is done5 of the 6 men who raped Mukhtar Mai have been acquitted, causing here: "Immense pain":   Five of the six men who raped her in a hut in the village of Meerwala in eastern Pakistan have been set free. Onl continua...

A Love Story

A Love StoryLaila is Jordanian; she married a Palestinian. Their two children have no citizenship:   “Sometimes when I think about it, it feels like a nightmare. But it’s my real life. I am a Jordanian woman who fell continua...

God’s revolutionary

God’s revolutionaryA nun in Haiti has been helping street children for the past 50 years: from our correspondent Alessandro Grandi   A nun in Haiti has been helping street children for the past 50 ye continua...

It's too hard being a woman in China

It's too hard being a woman in ChinaKidnappings, exploitation to the point of death, and discrimination: Written for us by Roberta Barazza   In Quinglong's only hospital, located in the Eastern region of Hebei, s continua...

An unexpected friendship

An unexpected friendshipTali and Zacaria became friends last year. Nobody expected it to cause such an uproar: She is 28, born and raised in the small city of Kiryat Gat, in Israel, where the Palestinian villages of Faluja and I continua...

Eren’s ongoing battle

Eren’s ongoing battleAn interview with Eren Keskin, Leyla Zana’s lawyer: “Leyla Zana is free. This is a great success, but it is only for show, a façade. Turkey is not a democratic country. continua...

Women’s revenge

Women’s revengeIndian Islamic women obtain the official condemnation of the institution of the “triple talaq”: It was 1978. Shah Bano was 62 years old and had five daughters. She lived in Indore, in Madya Pradesh, Central Indi continua...

The Heroines of Haji Bai Nazar

The Heroines of Haji Bai NazarTwo women have challenged their fear and traditions and cleared their village from the bombs: Nasreen is forty years old. Khairulnisah is fifty. In their poor peasants’ village in the north of Afghanistan, Haji continua...

Illegal treatments

Illegal treatmentsDoctor Cynthia Maung has dedicated her life to refugees: “I know what it means to work with few medicines and not enough beds. In Burma public Health Care is among the mo continua...

Oxapampa's desaparecidos

Oxapampa's desaparecidosRaquel Martin saw a group of soldiers kidnap her husband, who was later found dead: "It was 11 pm and we had just gone to bed. We were waken up by loud thuds against the house door, which opened. We hea continua...

Raped and martyrs

Raped and martyrsRapes are the main cause of women’s conversion to the armed struggle: The Kugayev family lived on the outskirts of the village of Tangi-Chu. On that night, as they usually did, Visa and R continua...
Topic: Women