Global Voices - Be Bold for Change | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
2017 INT'L WOMEN'S DAY
Be Bold for Change
SyriaBy Zaina Erhaim
Three stories give a rare insight into a side of Syria often absent from the news.
Known as “the troublemaker” by her friends, Ahed was at the vanguard of the demonstrations in Aleppo against both Assad’s government and the Islamic State. Despite the beatings and humiliation meted out by both forces, she continued to devote herself to relief work and activism.
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KazakstanBy IWPR Central Asia
A Kazak bride and groom celebrate in Astana. (Photo: Neyran Elden/Flickr)
AfghanistanBy Mina Habib
Afghanistan has introduced legislation banning the harassment of women and children. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
from the archives
Investigation reveals that many women and girls never inform the authorities.
When men take multiple wives, the emotional cost can be enormous.
State takes immediate action to outlaw practice and raise public awareness.
Once the preserve of rural communities, imams are now providing counselling in urban areas.
Disturbing trend sees mothers driven to desperate measures.
Experts warn that the situation has been getting worse, not better.
Despite the danger, it was impossible to leave everything behind.