World Watch April 12, 2014

Written by Taylor Crain. Posted in World Watch

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Photo Credit: Ennio Leanza/European Pressphoto AgencyBrandeis University reverses the decision to award an honorary degree to invited speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who until recently was among those selected to be honored at Brandeis’s 2014 commencement. A noted champion of women’s rights and outspoken opponent of genital mutilation, Ali is no stranger to controversy. Her forceful comments hurled at Islam have earned her plenty of scrutiny. Is her hostility toward the largest religion in the world justifiable? Other advocates, such as writer Aaminah “Jay” Khan, don’t find a contradiction in the label Feminist Muslim.

World Watch: August 28, 2013

Written by Amber Ponomar. Posted in World Watch

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Called IMpower, this campaign teaches teens and grandmothers in the slums of Kenya verbal and physical self-defense techniques to prevent or escape from dangerous encounters like rape.

World Watch: August 7

Written by Amber Ponomar. Posted in World Watch

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The Gulabi Gang of India—20,000 women clad in pink saris—fight for their country’s poor and have taken it upon themselves to call out the most corrupt officials.

Illegal buttock injections by false doctors at reduced prices cause women to die from silicone poisoning.

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