August 2016

The Hidden Shame of Sectarianism in Scotland and How It Affects Women

On the international stage, Scotland’s feminist credentials appear groundbreaking. All main political parties in Scotland are led by women, including the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, from the Scottish National Party. Women’s rights have been named a priority, and gender equality has been high on the political agenda, with Sturgeon and her party pledging their commitment …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

Religious Intolerance Surges Worldwide, US Studies Confirm

Burmese Buddhists attack Muslims and Christians. Indian Hindu zealots kill Muslims and Christians and trash their places of worship. In the Central African Republic, Muslims are driven from the country by Christians. The Middle East and parts of North Africa are aflame with sectarian violence, and religious minorities are the most vulnerable to persecution, even …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

Harassed at the Rio Olympics or Elsewhere in Brazil? Call 180

RIO DE JANEIRO — Throughout Brazil, it’s not uncommon to come across posters, billboards and advertisements on buses and in subways showing women and men holding cellphones and this message: “Violência contra as mulheres? Eu logo 180: Violence against women? I’ll call 180.” These notices have been up since the country hosted the 2014 World …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

Confronting a Father’s Sex Change and a ‘New Self’

In 2004, the American writer Susan Faludi, the author of “Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women,” received an email from her estranged father, Steven, announcing that he had undergone sex-reassignment surgery and was no longer, according to him, “impersonating a macho aggressive man that I have never been inside.” It wasn’t the news, Faludi …

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