Women
The Visa Curse

The Visa Curse

This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords. Many American women are still told they have to choose between love and career. But for many immigrants, that outdated dilemma is legally enforced. “I am here legally but I don’t have...

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Why Are Women Joining the Islamic State?

Why Are Women Joining the Islamic State?

Among its many acts of terror, the Islamic State has a well-earned reputation for violence against women. Labeled exceedingly radical even by al-Qaeda’s standards, the group's reprehensible treatment of women has included sexual enslavement, forced marriages, and the...

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CAR: A Forgotten Crisis at the Heart of Africa

CAR: A Forgotten Crisis at the Heart of Africa

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  Take a look at the World section of nearly any mainstream news outlet and the main story will be Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, or Gaza—all of which are suffering acutely from their respective...

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The Flowering of Feminism in Hungary   

The Flowering of Feminism in Hungary  

  Cross-posted from JohnFeffer.com. The feminist movement, which gathered strength in the 1960s and 1970s in the West, arrived in East-Central Europe much later. Women’s equality was a stated principle of the Communist governments, and official women’s...

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Women and the War In Syria

Women and the War In Syria

From the initial uprisings against the government of Bashar al-Assad in spring 2011, women in Syria have organized and participated in peaceful demonstrations and provided vital humanitarian assistance to those in need. Like their male counterparts, Syrian women who...

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