While Côte d’Ivoire violently splits into camps supporting Laurent Gbagbo or Alassane Ouattara—the two men vying for power after November’s disputed election—Ivorian Voices of Our Future correspondent Harmony B. suggests a third option: none of the above. Read More »
"By sending troops to my country, the whole world has signed our death sentence."
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: It’s September, nearly nine months after the massive January 12 earthquake that leveled the capital in a 30-second spasm, irrevocably altering Haiti’s present and future. Read More »
"Haitian women carry the burden of the country on their heads."
When Didi Bertrand Farmer returned to Haiti, she was unprepared for what she saw in the tent cities: an increase in sexual violence; mothers forced to leave their vulnerable daughters; young girls, pregnant as a result of rape. Read More »
"In Haiti, women are the centerpost—the potomitan—of our families and society."
From within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, Palestinian Voices of Our Future correspondent Arda reveals what it's like to live on the front lines of one of the most infamous conflict zones in the world. Read More »
"I am not the same person when I am crossing a checkpoint in the West Bank as I am when I’m sipping coffee and shopping in West Jerusalem."
Nearly a decade ago, I stood under an umbrella in the wet streets of Rangoon, blocks away from Aung San Suu Kyi's home. I held flowers in my hand and had plans to quietly leave them at her gate. Read More »
"We must pay special attention to the gathering force of Burmese women's groups."