Is Armenia-Turkey Détente Ahead?
Leaders of both countries have repeatedly hinted that direct talks on a rapprochement could soon begin.
Turkey: Women Demand Equal Treatment in Mosques
Activists fight traditions that exclude female worshippers from communal prayers.
Belarus: Migrants Stuck in Limbo
Cold, hungry, and trapped, Afghans and Iraqis are amongst those caught between countries.
Can Final Mladic Verdict Give Hope for Justice in Syria?
Campaigners note lessons and warnings as the UN tribunal ends its work.
Turkey: Has Sea Snot Killed the Marmara?
Huge overgrowth of marine mucilage threatens to suffocate Turkish coastline near Istanbul.
Fears Over Turkey’s Looming Exit from Istanbul Convention
Erdogan accused of courting “conservative cults” with controversial move.
The Campaign to Silence Turkish Journalists
Prosecutions, house arrest and travel bans among multiple threats deployed by the state.
Challenge for Change
As we celebrate achievement, we remember that there is much more to do.
Iraq: Justice for Survivors as Activists Overturn Taboos
“They think being a good woman means you must be silent.”
Global Voices: Middle East & North Africa
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.