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Women and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Lauren Shin Last week, the 47 rocket-fire launched by the Hamas destroyed all hopes for peace that have been built after Egypt had almost successfully mediated a ceasefire. Chance for any possible agreements was again destroyed after the Israeli government resumed their military attacks to respond to the Hamas …

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Road to Revolution: Saudi Arabian Women Take the Wheel in Fight for Gender Equality

By Tara S Riggs Gender equality in the Middle East has long been a struggle for women. Since the Arab Spring revolutions, women have been asserting their rights through peaceful protests and acts of disobedience. This past week, 60 women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets to defy the …

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Helene Gayle: A World That Needs CARE

President and CEO of CARE, Helene Gayle, discusses Gender Based Violence. By Bonnie Stiernberg. They say money makes the world go ’round, and while we’re all well aware of the power that comes from being a breadwinner, for many women across the globe, earning a living is more than just …

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The Harlem Shakeup: What the Harlem Shake Means for Women in the Arab World

By Tara S Riggs. The Harlem Shake has swept the world by storm, spreading from college and high school campuses to the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, Eygpt. The content of the 30-second video is a provocative dance to the song “Harlem Shake” by Baauer (which hardly anyone …

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Where Are All the Childcare Options?

By: Carla Issa. Women work so hard to have it all, but can we really have it all? With many economies making only a minor recovery after the global depression, industrialized countries like The United States and Japan cannot afford to force working women to stay home due to lack …

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