SOCIO-POLITICS

Who murdered Shaima Alawadi?

Who murdered Shaima Alawadi?

With her daughter sleeping nearby, a California woman was brutally clubbed inside the family home. She subsequently died. At first police thought it was a hate crime. The latest speculation seems to indicate otherwise.

Violence runs unchecked against women in Afghanistan

Violence runs unchecked against women in Afghanistan

As the world watches, women in Afghanistan continue to be killed at an alarming rate. While some of the ill-treated have fallen prey to domestic violence and pious extremists, others have suffered from the actions of American forces. For women, there is no safe haven in Afghanistan.

The house that Sahar built

The house that Sahar built

The house that Sahar built: Amid the senseless killing, one girl’s life is celebrated by the first Internet café for Afghan women.

Though some progress has been achieved, women in Afghanistan continue to be victimized by tribal ethnocentrism, the politics of war and a patriarchal society that openly embraces misogyny as a tool of repression. One group of daring women has defied the suicide bombers, encroaching military and centuries-old traditions by opening an Internet café, in honor of a girl who tried to stand up for her rights, only to be murdered.

“Ghost brides” of China

“Ghost brides” of China

For some Chinese citizens, when a bachelor in the family passes away…

Are all racial groups in Manhattan equal?

Are all racial groups in Manhattan equal?

With the surveillance of Muslims in full swing, a “Stop and Frisk” policy that only targets select residents and a history of shootings that involve unarmed African-Americans, does New York City represent the new American democracy?

Tragic ending for courageous acid attack victim

Tragic ending for courageous acid attack victim

Tragic ending for courageous acid attack victim

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