Best known for its collaboration with Shakira on the official song for the 2010 World Cup, the dynamic seven-person band Freshly Ground blends the sounds of Kwassa Kwassa—a dance rhythm from the Democ Read More »
Mohammad Bey is the patriarch of the wealthy Abuzeid family and his two wives—a young, modern Egyptian and an older, traditional Sudanese woman—embody the tensions of the day as they wage battle over Read More »
Zimbabwean writer Fungai Machirori makes the case that gender development isn't just for the poor. She challenges new UN Women executive director Michelle Bachelet to support leadership opportunities for women at all income levels. Read More »
"By nurturing positive examples of women in the developing world, we debunk negative stereotypes and give women and girls hope that they too may rise up one day to assume positions of authority."
Arrested during December's anti-flogging demonstrations in Sudan, Nagla Seed Ahmed and 49 other detained protesters recorded footage from within the jail walls—despite authorities' attempts to confiscate their cameras. Read More »
"I have not and will not miss a demonstration— even if I am imprisoned many times, fined, and flogged."