On the Run from Bullets and Bruises: Ayaan’s Story

In Kenya’s largest refugee camp, a young Somali mother lives in hiding amid constant death threats from her ex-husband. With U.S. refugee resettlement frozen, all her efforts to leave the country have so far been in vain. Ayaan tells us her story in her own words. This essay was adapted from interviews with Ayaan by women’s rights activist … Continue reading On the Run from Bullets and Bruises: Ayaan’s Story

Urgent Action: Uganda Miss & Mr. Pride LGBTQ Celebration Marred by Police Violence

Celebrations at the popular Kampala LGBTQIA+ and GQNB night club, Venom,  prefacing the approaching weekend's Pride marches ended tonight in bloodshed and mass arrests. A party in celebration of identities and bodies alive in the rhythm  of defiance of Uganda's brutal anti-homosexuality codes and norms ended when military police barreled through the club's front door carrying … Continue reading Urgent Action: Uganda Miss & Mr. Pride LGBTQ Celebration Marred by Police Violence

Sexual Violence Cases In Germany Reveal How Misogyny Dictates Our Response To Rape

What happened on New Year’s Eve in Cologne Germany was a human rights scandal. To date, 497 women have filed complaints, 381 are sexual offenses some filing in tandem. Today there has been three arrests – one 26-year-old man for sexual violence and theft, and two more men for theft arrests. According to journalists a … Continue reading Sexual Violence Cases In Germany Reveal How Misogyny Dictates Our Response To Rape

‘Picture’ yourself ending Child Marriage

“I want to study further and become a teacher…” -Santadevi Meghwal Santadevi Meghwal belongs to the state of Rajasthan in India and she became a child bride at the age of 11 months. Child marriages deny girl children many basic rights and they are left vulnerable due to possible abuse, violence and exploitation of all … Continue reading ‘Picture’ yourself ending Child Marriage

#FreeSantadevi: The Law & Child Marriage in India

In this piece we are unlocking the provisions of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act which failed Santadevi in preserving her fundamental rights and left her no option but to fight. The Law & Child Marriage in India Child Marriage is a violation of human rights. According to UNICEF, it represents perhaps the most prevalent … Continue reading #FreeSantadevi: The Law & Child Marriage in India