Written by Basem Al Absi Houthi and Saleh militias are still using Yemen civilians as human shields while they continue to
A coordinated hunger strike by Iranian political prisoners is gaining international support and reminding the world that the Iranian dissident movement is far from defeated.
The human rights of Pakistani women are not up for debate. Their bodies are not at your mercy, their minds are not yours to condition, and they certainly do not require the CII to tell them how to speak or when to shower.
When it comes to human rights activism, digital games are usually not the first thing to come to mind. Yet in this age of
Iraq is a country that has been through a lot--both during the Saddam regime and after his collapse.
Blogging for a Change: A Blogger's Journey to Advocate for His People and His Culture Through Blogging Activism
Blogging, the now popular form of online journaling, began in the mid-90s and has exploded ever since. In 2013 it was estimated that there are 152 million blogs around the globe.
Crowdsourcing the struggle for human rights. Be part of the solution at Movements.org. The views expressed are the author's
Self-awareness and the courage to accept your own shortcomings are imperative first steps to any improvement we can hope for in ridding British society, and the world, of the plague that is extremism.
The discrimination, criminalization and oppression of the LGBT community, especially the trans community in Malaysia should be brought to an end.
For instance, regressive liberal apologists block any fruitful discussion about Islamist terrorism. They deny the fact that
Iranian women are still denied their basic fundamental rights. Iranian women are treated as second-class citizens, but authorities choose to ignore that women cannot enter stadiums and that there are gender barriers in the market.
The Baloch are a distinct ethnic group who reside in the lands between southwestern Pakistan, southeastern Iran and a very
If Syrians are given the chance to gain expertise in social work programs, they can help Syrian refugee communities in neighboring countries from marginalization and possibly rebuild, democratically, a better Syria with a better civil society.
In his cutting 2005 satire How To Write About Africa, Kenyan author and journalist Binyavanga Wainaina derided the Western media's simplification and condescension of the continent. Ten years later, our widened media landscape still barely makes room for Africans to speak for themselves.
Reza (Arash) Hampay Gharamaleki, the founder of Hamyaran-E-Mehrandish Association, was forced to flee Iran this January due to a heightened number of threats and summons by Iranian intelligence forces.
I still believe there is a long way to go before we will have successfully eradicated extremism from Pakistan. How to tackle extremism is a question that dwells on the minds of many Pakistani citizens. I would like to present a few measures necessary to defeat radicalism.
Right after Putin's third term, and especially after the Maidan revolution in Ukraine followed by the Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the Russian authorities dramatically increased the anti-opposition campaign.
A massive crackdown has so far resulted in more than 300 people disappearing and being arrested, detained, beaten up, harassed and put under surveillance.
This past week, Iranian blogger and activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was forced to return to Tehran's Evin Prison to resume serving his 13-year sentence. Maleki provides a compelling example of Iran's defiant dissidents who remain forgotten in the discourse surrounding Iran.