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[12 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
Health Care for Women: Basic Right or Market Commodity?

Mary Liepold
Editor in Chief
Is health care a human right? Here in the United States the answer depends on your political persuasion. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says it IS, and so does the Constitution of the World Health Organization. Article 25 goes on to say that motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and protection.
Yet of the eight Millennium Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 1990, #5, Maternal Health, had the most disappointing results when progress was assessed for the 2012 report. Secretary …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[15 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
End Violations of Women’s Peace

Anonymous*
Adelaide, South Australia
This article is written in honor and tribute to the lives of girls and women who have suffered at the hand of violence. The assault against the female gender globally is barbaric, and for any human being to ignore the violation of women’s peace and safety is simply morally wrong. I personally feel so impacted by the recent newspaper stories of the gang rape of women that I have dedicated my time to discuss this issue with the broader reading community in hope that it will trigger action …

Voices from the Frontlines »

[8 Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Raped Twice: Marriage, Memory Assaulted Too

Inshah Malik
Kashmir
“Rape is not merely an assault on a body. Every such violation is an assault on memory which often forces women to shift from living to merely existing.”
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The gruesome gang rape that happened recently in the capital city New Delhi has shocked the Indian nation. The young woman, a 23-year-old college student, was gang raped on a private bus, and six men reportedly in a drunken state were involved in the heinous crime. The barbarity of the incident of shoving iron rod into the private organs of the girl …

Connection Point, Voices from the Frontlines »

[19 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
Where Are Kashmiri Women in Conflict Mitigation, Nation-Building?

Nyla Ali Khan
Kashmir 
“Although women of Kashmir have been greatly affected by the armed insurgency and counterinsurgency in the region, they are largely absent in decision-making bodies at the local, regional, and national levels.”
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The confluence of religious nationalism, secular nationalism, and ethnic nationalism create the complexity of the Kashmir issue. The political asphyxiation of a viable trajectory for Kashmir has further vitiated the political space, mainstream and separatist, of Kashmir. There is a plethora of opinions about the political, cultural, religious, and social complexity of Kashmir.  Jammu and Kashmir (J & …