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IA Forum Interview with Reecha Upadhyay, The Asia Foundation

Reecha Upadhyay of The Asia Foundation disusses facts, perceptions, and myths about rape in India. Interviewed by Madison J. Myers. (09/29/2014)

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Children at the Border: Refugees from the Drug War?

Analysis of problems faced by children immigrating to the US as a result of the Drug War.  By Dr. Lynn Holland.  (07/08/2014)

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Even In Afghanistan, Separate Is Not Equal

Are US/NATO efforts to empower women and equalize Afghan society undercut by the segregation policies of their own camps and insensitivity to local staff? By Jade Wu. (first appeared in Peace and Conflict Monitor, 07/09/2013; photo by Jade Wu)
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Mainstreaming Gender into Development Projects

Paper discussing the consequence of leaving women out and practical requirements for success. By Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah. (02/16/2012)
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IA-Forum Interview: Kay Seok

IA Forum speaks with Kay Seok (Human Rights Watch) about women's rights issues in Korea. By Kathryn Baer. (12/09/2010)
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Women's Rights and Geopolitics in the Two Koreas

Association for Women's Rights in Development interview with Christine Ahn (Global Fund for Women and the Korea Policy Institute). (AWID, 11/26/2010)
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HIV/AIDS and Human Security: A Focus on Women and Economic Security in Southern Africa

Author analyzes the AIDS/HIV issue in southern Africa and offers policy recommendations towards combating its effect there. By Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah, PhD. (04/21/2010)
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Acute Poverty Alleviation Through Women’s Targeting By Microfinance Programs

Author provides argument for sustaining female-targeting microfinance programs. By Alexandra Dobra. (04/20/2010)
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IA-Forum Interviews: Dr. Al Shaky, Zainab Al-Suwaij, and Mary Larkin

IA-Forum discusses the Iraq constitution and Iraqi women's rights with Iraqi Minister of State for Women’s Affairs Dr. Azhar Abdul Karim Al Shakly, Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress and Mary Larkin, Director of International Programs at Street Law, Inc. By Kevin DeCorla-Souza. (IA-Forum, 7/20/2005)
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Youth Repatriation in Guatemala: The Realities of Returning Home

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To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Twentieth Century Romania

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Afghanistan’s Unsung Heroes: Reflections of Afghan Women Leaders and Implications for U.S. Policy

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An Enduring Revolution: Pakistani Women’s Collective Action for Change

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Political Representation of Women in Mexico

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In Muslim Men’s Protests, Support for Women’s Choice About Veiling

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International Women's Day: Empowering Women in Uganda

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How Will Women in the Middle East Fare in 2015?

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Afghanistan: Securing the Future for Afghan Women

Reflects on the progress of women's rights in Afgha (12/31/2010)

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The Yuan Underrated, China Overrated

America is driven by innovation. China, running like a mad (11/10/2009)
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Ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The US Military needs to end their draconian bans of LGBT (6/24/2009)
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Women's Participation in the Democratic Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan

Report on women's participation in democratization efforts (7/6/2006)
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Q&A: Peace in Sudan

The Sudan government and rebels from the south have signed (12/31/2005)
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Women in Post-Saddam Iraq: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

This article argues that although the removal of Saddam’s (12/1/2005)
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Get French or Die Trying

The author writes that the nightly riots spreading across (11/16/2005)
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EDITORIALS
Minds, Bodies and Feminism

Reflections on the current state of gender oppression and stereotypes. By Dr. AC Beyer (10/20/2014)

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What about the Women: the Missing Voice at the Peacemaking Table

What is - and can be - the impact of women's representation in peace negotiations? By Sthelyn Romero. (05/26/2014)

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Human Trafficking – the Untamable Epidemic

A look at the root causes of human trafficking and possible steps to combat it. By Anuradha Kataria. (09/24/2012)
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Women are the Pillars of Afghanistan

Author responds to op-ed by Laura Bush, and discusses steps to achieve gender equality. By Ashraf Haidari. (10/18/2010)
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Education is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women

Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan M. Ashraf Haidari argues for increased efforts to educate the women of Afghanistan as a primary step in ensuring greater rights. By M. Ashaf Haidari. (05/13/2009)
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What if it's a Girl?

Author discusses debate over whether Japan should allow a female emperor and what this means for the status of women in Japan. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 3/6/2006)
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