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12/15/14

2014: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE aid worker Johanna Mitscherlich looks back on 12 months of working with Syrian refugees – and pays tribute to their resilience and the small acts of humanity that can make a big Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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11/12/14

Social Change and Coffee Spoons

J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as Read More

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10/7/14

“Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

When Muzoon,16, reached Zaatari refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: Advocating for education and against early Read More

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9/26/14

A Safe Space for Syrian Refugees

Since the beginning of the Syria Crisis three and a half years ago, at least 191,000 people have been killed – around 8,800 of them were children. 

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7/11/14

I Could Tell My Story

When Aaliyah first got married, she got in trouble because her new family had to buy her a stepstool.  Without it, she was too short to reach the stove or sink to take care of her duties in the Read More

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6/18/14

South Sudan: Women are Raped as Punishment

“Sometimes when I give an interview, I have to turn off the part of my brain that analyzes what I’m saying.  The implications of what I’m telling are too devastating: 64 reported cases of gender Read More

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12/10/13

Breaking Taboos: Exposing Violence to End Violence in the Arab World

By Sherine Ibrahim

The Middle East has been receiving a bad rap for the treatment of women. Multiple reports, articles and personal testimonials point to an upsurge in violence Read More

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12/5/13

Why Activism? How “16 Days” Highlights Tools to End Gender-Based Violence

by Milkah Kihunah

Milkah Kihunah is a Senior Policy Adviser on Gender and Empowerment with CARE USA. In this role she conducts policy analysis and advocacy on issues of women’s Read More

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1/13/13

Gang Rape Death Spurs Shifting Paradigms in India

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