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Gender in Development : A Case Study of Bangladesh

Headlines and reports would have us believe that women have reached gender parity in Bangladesh. The...

The Trayvon Martin case – one small trial, one big societal question

On the night of February 26, 2012 one 17-year-old African American high school student, Trayvon Martin...

Stolen playtime – The Child Laborers of Bangladesh

Social norms and economic realities mean that child labor is widely accepted and very common in...

Peace Center for the Blind

My housemate, Steve Jeter, spent the past year in Jerusalem working for The Peace Center for...

The Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan, and the plight of the Syrian people

One million Syrians have now made the journey from their homes to neighboring countries. This mass...

Traveling as a Volunteer

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s...

International Mother Language Day

February 21st is considered as the International Mother Language Day. It is a day to celebrate...

Quest for Justice, 40 years after Independence

Four decades have passed since Bangladesh got her independence. It came at the climax of one...

Arab Spring – The Soundtrack

There is something universal about protest music. Something that speaks to the masses and is not...

Haiti – Three Years Later

I still remember that day vividly. I was in a rural community in Mexico, constructing a...

Rigoberta Menchú and I

This is part biography, part book review and homage to one of the greatest human rights...

Modern Slavery in Contrast: Haiti and India

Slavery today There is an estimated 27 million people in the world who are being held...

Birangona : The forgotten women of the Bangladesh Liberation War

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the birth of Bangladesh, my home country. I thought...

Without the right to have rights

If they were all together under one nation, they could populate a fairly big country, somewhere...

In search of Lalon

Over a century after his death, the debate rages – Did Lalon Fakir, one of the...

Slavery, the modern kind

I’ve always wondered how the working class in Dhaka, Bangladesh remained to stay afloat economically. In...

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as Female genital cutting or female circumcision, is any procedure involving...

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