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  • Swimsuits and Sexual Revolutions

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    When I first met her in Cairo, Samira Ibrahim was wearing a swimsuit. Under her clothes. All the time. Ibrahim had regularly joined the 2011 demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square that brought down longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, but it was rough treatment by the country’s new transitional military authorities that […]

  • An Afghan girl in New Delhi, India

    Yearning for the homeland

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      An Afghan girl, living in Indian capital Delhi, waits for her traditional dance performance in commemoration of the World Refugee Day in 2011. Every year, June 20 is celebrated as the World Refugee Day by the UN to spotlight world attention on the plight of refugees across the world. The slogan […]

  • CC DFID 2012

    There is not much left to say, but a lot left to do.

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    Reflections from the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Mark Twain once mused, ‘What would men be without women? Scarce sir, mighty scarce.’ Women are a crucial element of the human equation, and yet many of the world’s women, particularly rural women, have been relegated to […]

  • Lets change the way we look at men and women

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    Why not replace the societal paradigm of man and woman being a contrast to one another to complementing one another? Both must work together to live a healthy life and to form a happy society. Pakistani women are living capsuled lives; experiencing double pressures from society and the men they […]