Day: April 19, 2021

Pakistan’s Women’s Rights Organizers Accused Of Blasphemy

Accusations of blasphemy are being used by conservatives in Pakistan to discredit the organizers of the annual “Aurat Azadi March”  (Women’s Freedom March). The Pakistan Penal code treats blasphemy as a criminal offence punishable by fines, incarceration or death. The law is frequently exploited to persecute minorities and groups perceived

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Are Women The Key To Solving The Crisis In Libya?

Almost 10 years have passed since the death of Muammar Qaddafi, yet the situation in Libya remains defined by instability and violent conflict. According to Bethan McKernan of The Guardian, “…attempts to build a democratic state after Gaddafi fell disintegrated into a new civil war between rival governments in 2014…

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Attack On Natanz Nuclear Facility, Iran

On the morning of April 11th, Iranian nuclear officials declared that the nuclear facilities had encountered an attack that sparked a fire reaching a central centrifuge. The day before the hit, President Rouhani of Iran unveiled brand new centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility which would contribute to further processing

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American Withdrawal From Afghanistan Is A Concern For Women’s Rights

President Biden’s recent announcement of American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan may suggest that peace is in sight at the end of a long war. But activists have raised concerns over its potential effects on women’s rights and quality of life. Biden announced all American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan

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Monsoon Rain Predicted In India

Climate change has been at the forefront of many recent government campaigns. Temperatures and sea levels are reaching record highs. A recent study conducted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research outlined the implications of climate change on India’s weather variability. The variability in India’s monsoon rain is increasing

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