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Japanese Women Raising Voice Against "Girl Power"

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - More and more women in Japan are expressing discomfort over the term "joshiryoku (???)," which literally means "girl power." The term was one of the most popular Japanese expressions in 2009, but why...Show More Summary

Trump Can Prove He's Not A Putin Puppet By Blowing Up The World

Four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that “nothing he has done since the inauguration allays fears that he is in effect a Putin puppet.” The liberal pundit concluded with a matter-of-fact...Show More Summary

You Can Visit the Moon, But Not Nagorno-Karabakh: The Mind-Boggling Politics Of Azerbaijan's Aliyev Administration

By Christopher Atamian and Haykaram Nahapetyan Aleksander Lapshin holding up his three passports. Who’s out there? A bewildered Hamlet queries at the beginning of Shakespeare’s greatest of plays. In the case of Azerbaijan, a dictatorial...Show More Summary

Iranians Are Protesting Against Government

Op-Ed: Ahvaz, one of Iran’s richest cities, is also the most neglected, writes Dr. Majid Rafizadeh. @Dr_Rafizadeh — Arab News (@Arab_News) February 24, 2017 People in the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan...Show More Summary

Fighting Femicide In Latin America

Cross-posted from UN Women Latin America is seeing a wave of powerful protests against gender-related killings. As women and men demand #NiUnaMas (not one more women shall be killed), Adriana Quiñones, UN Women´s Country Representative in Guatemala talks about regional initiatives to prevent femicide. Show More Summary

Take Five: “To End Female Genital Mutilation, We Have To Break The Culture Of Silence”

Cross-posted from UN Women In Western Kenya FGM rates among younger girls is going up. Janet Anyango talks about what it will take to root out the practice. The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is observed across the world on 6th February, to raise awareness and boost efforts to end the harmful practice. Show More Summary

Forget La La Land – Best Foreign Language Oscar Nominees Show The True Diversity Of Cinema

Pegah Shahbaz, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3 – USPC; Anders Marklund, Lund University; Kim Toft Hansen, Aalborg University; Lothar Mikos, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, and Marc Tabani, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) A marriage on the rocks in Iran, a prankster German father and a grumpy old Swede. Show More Summary

Trump, Democrats, And The 'Deep State': 11 Principles

Putin’s an oligarch. So is Trump. Putin runs a kleptocracy. So does Trump. Both Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson have done business in Russia. So why is money the one aspect of the Russia scandal people seem to talk about the least? Maybe because it’s the one area the U.S. Show More Summary

From Egypt to America, a Revolutionary Generation

Rachel Aspden’s book Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East begins not in Tahrir Square in 2011, but when Aspden first traveled to Egypt, in 2003. At a panel discussion held by New America...Show More Summary

Giving Syrians in Aleppo Their Daily Bread

“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11 Years of fighting have laid waste to Aleppo, the largest pre-war metropolitan area in Syria and one of the oldest cities in the world. The infrastructure of Aleppo and its surrounding communities has been destroyed. Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen in Lebanon: Mission Accomplished?

Irrespective of his political intentions when he signaled his refusal to invite President Donald Trump to speak in the parliament when he visits the UK, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, cited his opposition to racism and...Show More Summary

One Syrian Refugee's Story of Death, Destruction... and Life

In 1952, The Diary of Anne Frank was first published in the United State and Britain, becoming an instant best-seller. More to the point, the book gave its readers a first hand vision of the Holocaust in Europe, not told in the millions, but rather in the small and extremely personal story of one young girl who lived the experience. Show More Summary

Young Saudis Mixing In Public Don't Need The Religious Police To Enforce Morals

Something happened at the recent Comic Con in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that went largely unnoticed outside the Kingdom, but was met with deep satisfaction among the convention’s participants. Men and women mixed and rocked to music blaring from huge speakers on stage in a darkened hall. Show More Summary

An American Replay: The French Presidential Election

The similarities between the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the 2017 French one are nothing short of striking. Just like here in November, electors in Europe could wake up to a surprise in May. I am an optimist, with deep love for both France and the U.S. Show More Summary

We Must Respond to South Sudan Famine

The United Nations declared famine Monday in parts of South Sudan, where 100,000 people are facing starvation. It could get much worse too with another million on the brink. South Sudan, which has suffered immensely from civil conflict, could see over 5 million people living in hunger if no action is taken. Show More Summary

Mexico Is Unified Against Trump But Divided On Its Own President

Salvador Vázquez del Mercado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) The relationship between Mexico and the United States continues to evolve with each aggressive move from the White House, from threats to renegotiate NAFTAShow More Summary

Why The Solution To The MH17 Case May Lie With A Forgotten Legal Precedent From 1905

Jan Lemnitzer, University of Southern Denmark Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died of a heart attack. Churkin was famous for clashing with his US counterpart Samantha Power over Russia’s bombing of Aleppo,...Show More Summary

Trump And Netanyahu: Embracing Illusions, Ignoring Reality

President Trump remained true to his customary flip-flopping on just about every issue when he stated during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu that he is “looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that...Show More Summary

Women Aren't Failing At Science — Science Is Failing Women

Lorena Rivera León, United Nations University Female research scientists are more productive than their male colleagues, though they are widely perceived as being less so. Women are also rewarded less for their scientific achievements. That’s...Show More Summary

In The Words Of Luiza Karimova: “We Were Sex Slaves”

Cross-posted from UN Women Originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Luiza Karimova left her son with her family and travelled to Osh, Kyrgyzstan to find work. In Kyrgyzstan, she was sold into sex slavery and trafficked into Dubai. After 18 months, she was arrested and sent to jail. Show More Summary

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