World Pulse sat down with MP and women's rights activist Mu Sochua in Berkeley, CA, just before she returned to Cambodia, where she fears new charges of treason and prison for her fight against corruption. Read More »
As a young girl, Sudanese Voices of Our Future correspondent Halima Mohamed Abdel Rahman was circumcised at the hands of the elder women of her community. Now an advocate for the practice's abolition, she shares her own story and calls out for reform. Read More »
"She raised her fat hand, ornamented with golden bracelets, and addressed the women around her. 'Open her widely,' she murmured."
Fatima Sultan Syed pierces the shroud obscuring one of the world’s most enduring conflicts—a brutal 60-year dispute between India and Pakistan over her homeland of Kashmir. Some, including US President Obama, say that resolving this conflict may be the key to peace for a region plagued by violence. Read More »
"Soldiers huddled in bunkers that were pushed shoulder-to-shoulder against unlucky houses at the end of the lanes. This was not a hidden conflict anymore; it was a battle fought in the streets."
Even with the assassination threats she faces, Malalai Joya, often called “the bravest woman in Afghanistan,” speaks out—naming warlords and telling the international community what it must do now. Read More »
“There are many more secret heroines in Afghanistan.”
Ever since the news broke for us late on the evening of December 28 with the e-mail headline, "RIOTS" from our new Kenyan correspondent, we have been closely, and painfully, following Kenya's plunge into post-election violence.
The news has been almost unimaginable. Although it has become routine for us to hear of rampant attacks and political chaos in the DRC, Sudan and elsewhere; somehow, we didn't see it coming from Kenya, one of the most stable countries in East Africa. We went from eagerly following a largely peaceful electoral process—with more women running for parliament than ever before—to watching a nation crumble before our eyes. Read More »
"If the constitution cannot be made to serve everybody, the world should become one voice for the sake of humanity.""