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Detekt: A New Software Tool in the "Cat and Mouse" Game Against Big Brother

Technical experts and human rights organizations are playing a 'cat and mouse' game against governments who are using state-of-the-art surveillance software to spy on the legitimate activities of human rights defenders and journalists. Show More Summary

We Can and Will Eliminate Violence Against Women

In just a few days, the global community will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This day takes place on November 25 each year -- a date chosen by the United Nations to mark the assassination of...Show More Summary

The Riyadh Summit Saves the GCC from Disintegration

What happened at the Riyadh summit on Sunday, which led to announcing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit would convene in Doha early next month, rescued GCC from fragmentation, and increased the odds for establishing a GCC Plus with Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco. Show More Summary

Claivoyance on the Barbary Coast

This week Algeria has convened long-stalled negotiations for a settlement of Mali's two-year political crisis. Its role is an acknowledgment of the North African country's continuing credibility as a mediator in the developing world,...Show More Summary

Construction According to Putin's Model, from Bosnia to Europe?

The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow.  Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH"  solutions were being fashionedShow More Summary

Elena Poniatowska: 'As a Mexican, I Am Ashamed'

The mood in Mexico is so depressing that even Elena Poniatowska, the novelist-journalist who chronicled the 1968 massacre of students in Tlatelolco, feels a chill when she talks about the murder of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, who were...Show More Summary

We All Deserve Justice

You don't have to be a human rights activist to know that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans can get you killed pretty much anywhere. Tragically, we can cite numerous examples: the 2012 assassination of LGBT activist Erick Alexander...Show More Summary

The Stigma of Being a Working Mom in Mexico

Before I get this off my chest, I want to say that this is by no means a post that points fingers at SAHMs or defines what is right or wrong. This is just my point of view and experience juggling motherhood, marriage and work. I wasShow More Summary

Cambodia Takes Multi-Pronged Approach to Confronting Gender-Based Violence

Cross-posted from UN Women “As a child, I always asked my mother to teach me to cook. But when my father saw me in the kitchen, he got angry with me for doing women´s work. Later in life, I experienced how similar subtle forms of gender...Show More Summary

In Fiji first responders train to address sexual violence in disasters

Cross-posted from UN Women In March 2012, flooding caused by torrential rain devastated the western and northern parts of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, leaving more than 8,000 people sheltered in 91 evacuation centres. It came hard on the heels of similar flooding less than three months earlier. Show More Summary

Property Rights Key to Reform, in Algeria and Across the MENA Region

Co-authored by Samy Boukaila, Founding Member and Treasurer, CARE Algeria, the largest nation on the African continent, is pushing economic reforms in a process that is far from easy. The country's socialist economic doctrine in theShow More Summary

Mexico's Military in the Eye of Ayotzinapa Storm

Troubling Questions on Role of Military in Ayotzinapa Case as National Crisis Builds: When Iguala, Guerrero municipal police and masked men in unmarked black uniforms opened fire on unarmed students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college...Show More Summary

How What We Measure Doesn't Measure Up

As if it weren't bad enough that the Information Age deluged us with data, now we're finding out that some of our favorite metrics aren't telling us what we really want to know. Take economic prosperity, for example. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is generally the go-to fact when we want to gauge a country's prosperity. Show More Summary

Treading Through the Trash: Haiti's Garbage Problem Isn't Wrecking Just the Environment

Imagine taking an hour-long boat ride off the coast of a beach in the Caribbean, sun shining, perfect breeze blowing. You are getting ready to go scuba dive, and once the boat arrives to the first dive spot, you ensure all your equipment is on properly, check your regulator, and get ready for an exciting dive. Show More Summary

It's Time for the Rule of Law in China

In the political arena in China at this moment, "the rule of law" is the most fashionable topic. The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which was held from Oct. 20 to 23, adopted the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively advancing rule of law in China. Show More Summary

Ebola Crisis: We Are in This for the Long Haul

Since my letter regarding the Ebola crisis in September, 5,160 people have died with a total of 14,098 cases due to the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The actual numbers are probably far worse. Local, regional and international partners,...Show More Summary

Libya -- What Happened?

It's appropriate that I will mark my 30th birthday in Cairo. The last time I was in Egypt I was a Twitter-obsessed self-proclaimed revolutionary with intellectual crushes on all the other self-proclaimed revolutionaries tweeting the horrors and hilarities of toppling regimes. Show More Summary

Ebola is What Happens When Promises Are Broken

Diseases do a lot of different things, all vicious, but there's one thing they've got in common: they find our vulnerabilities and exploit them. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa -- and the world's inept initial response to it --shows how fragile we are on all fronts. Show More Summary

The 'Battle for Jerusalem': It Is Personal

It is not clear whether Israeli prime minister's portrayal of the latest violence as the battle of Jerusalem was a description of what was happening or an electoral wish. Whatever the case, the results of the "battle for Jerusalem",Show More Summary

The Fall of the Would-Be Emperor

President Erdogan has recently come under intense criticism for his unwillingness to come to the aid of the beleaguered Syrian Kurds in the city of Kobani just across the Turkish border. Sadly, Erdogan's behavior is not surprising, as...Show More Summary

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