Peace Heroes: Palestine’s Lucy Talgieh

Lucy Talgieh, a newly-elected municipal representative in Bethlehem, Palestine talked to Ms. about women’s rights, eradicating extremism and promoting a more peaceful homeland.

Peace Heroes: ICAN’s Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

Born in Iran and a refugee in the UK by the age of 11, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini has been a leading international advocate and peace strategist for 20 years.

Peace Heroes: Afghanistan’s Mary Akrami

Extremist ideologies have been on the rise for decades, but does dropping a bomb solve the problem? We interviewed Mary Akrami, an award winning women’s rights defender and director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center, about this issue.

Q&A: Filmmaker Roberta Staley on Women in Media and Gender Equality in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is not an easy place to be a woman—but Roberta Staley sees hope via the increasing participation of women in Afghan media.

Woman Forcibly Taken to Saudi Arabia While Seeking Asylum

Dina Ali Lasloom, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, was attempting to seek asylum in Australia last week before she was detained at the airport in Manila, Philippines and forcibly sent back to Saudi Arabia against her will.

Peace Heroes: Iraq’s Fatima Al-Bahadly

She walked into the enemy’s battlefield in search of her recruited son—and was able to convince tens of other young men to disarm.

Women in Central Asia Are Fighting for Education Despite Threats of Violence

In places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, the women’s movement is just taking hold—and those movements are complicated by years of war, competing tribal beliefs and a history of using violence as punishment for disobedience.

5 Ways We Can Defend Women’s Rights and Muslim Rights

How do you speak up against the backlash targeting Muslims while still advocating for women’s rights? How do women from Muslim heritage speak up without emboldening or strengthening political extremes?

Peace Heroes: Tunisia’s Khedija Arfaoui

“It became increasingly important for me to join the fight against radicalization.”

Fighting for Syrian Refugee Girls

18-year-old Muzoon Almellehan is known as the “Malala of Syria.”

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