In Pakistan in 2003, Fatema was 11 when her mother told her they were going to a place that would relieve the stomach pain the preteen was having. She was in for a cruel surprise.
Genital Mutilation – A Major Women’s Rights Issue
The psychologist Karl Albrecht places fear of mutilation second in a hierarchy of five basic fears from which all other fears devolve. The only greater fear, he claims, is that of extinction.
Women’s bodies the new battlefield of Tunisian lawmakers
The Tunisian parliament will soon start debating a new set of laws regarding violence against women, proposed by the Ministry of women’s affairs. Honestly, I am neither excited nor delighted.
Emboldened by revolution and democracy, Tunisian women test political waters
The country’s swing toward progressiveness is encouraging, but could use improvement, leading Tunisian feminists say.
After enduring decades of dictatorship, the country credited with sparking the Arab Spring is shedding light on thousands of allegations of rape,