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[25 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Women and Men in BH Need Jobs, Hope

Sabina Pstrocki-Šehović
Bosnia and Herzegovina
“Those who know that each individual life exists within the life of the community, and that we can’t enjoy our lives segregated without worrying where our society goes, are aware of the fact that the most we can do for our communities is the least we can do.”
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As an infrequent TV viewer I accidentally spotted an educated Bosnia-Herzegovina refugee guest on a TV show saying:
We Bosnians, I mean all the people who used to live here and who are now expatriated, or returnees, we are really used …

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[21 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Activists: Demand Justice for All Women

Aditi Aryal
Nepal
“We do not need protesters and activists fighting for us after we are raped or almost killed. We need them to fight for rights that make sure such cases never occur.”
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The sensationalized news about Delhi gang rape has stirred the minds of many. Despite the anti-violence against women rallies worldwide to curb the same that ended just some days ago, a very shameful act was witnessed, a slap across every activist’s and feminist’s face.
This is the Indian capital we are talking about. The capital of a country which boasts …

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[19 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Danai Gurira and “The Convert” – For Our Daughters’ Daughters’ Daughter

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed OBIE Award-winning playwright and actress Danai Gurira (Eclipsed, In The Continuum) about her work and the inspiration behind her latest play, The Convert. Her answers are below.
Can you share with us a little about your personal background, and what motivated you to pursue a career as a playwright and actress? What is your experience as a woman working in this field?
I guess it chose me more than I chose it. It was brought to my attention that this was something I was gifted at and the …

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[7 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Move Society Forward: An Interview with Ralph E. Moore Jr. (Part 2)

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Ralph E. Moore Jr., Community Organizer in Baltimore, MD, about his take on how the city and movements have changed since the African American Civil Rights Movement. Read part 1 of this interview here.

What have been the biggest issues you’ve been trying to address in your lifetime?
Economic justice is the one I’ve focused on most over the years. Various issues spill out from that; it’s been housing, it’s been hunger, it’s been education, it’s been jobs and it’s been anti-war. War efforts are costly, not just in …