Angelina is Fighting Sexual Violence

By Paula Kweskin Armed conflict continues to fill the news, and with it, stories of a grim humanitarian crisis, both among refugees and local civilian populations. Though warfare affects everyone it touches, it has the potential to unleash particularly catastrophic effects on women.  Vulnerable to sexual aggression – whether from combatants or unsavory elements in an unstable society – women are at special risk....more

Women are Humans Too

By Suna AkyuzThe problem perhaps with women’s rights issues is the use of the word women. It is a simple problem with detrimental effects to the cause. The word women is alienating to half the world population, and misleading to even its proponents, because the fact is, and let’s be clear, the issue of women’s rights is a human rights issue....more

The Battle Against Child Marriage: One Step Forward

Many little girls in the western world dream of the day when they will become brides, imagining themselves the most beautiful, special, and celebrated person in the world on that magical day.However, for many girls around the world, marriage is not far away – and with it, all the responsibilities and duties of a wife....more

Today's Modern Harems

Jillian Lauren was raised in a typical middle class New Jersey family. But as a teenager, she went down an unexpected road, dropping out of college, becoming an escort and spending a year and a half living in the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei. Now a New York Times bestselling author, she is taking a stand against culture-based abuse and the oppression of women. ...more