The Crime of Promoting Equality in Education: The Taliban’s View on Educating Women

Recently in the news, there have been reports of an audacious individual in Pakistan who has shown more courage in facing the Taliban, the Pakistani government and military leaders. A recipient of Pakistan’s highest civilian award, this individual, had been threatened by the sadistic Taliban twice in the past for advocating equal education opportunities for…

Water, What a Life Saver

To some, hearing about the need for clean water is unfortunately mundane and just not nearly as exciting as the latest headline. Hearing that a child dies every 20 seconds due to a lack of clean water is hard to comprehend when such a cause of death is so hard to relate to. Very few…

Women Hurting Women

The entire basis of Kristof’s Half the Sky was the idea that empowering women is the main solution to many of the world’s problems.  So I found it interesting that those empowered women, placed in position of great power, in this case national power, are holding others back.  One would think that a female prime…

Sex Trafficking

Trafficking. One of those words that countless people instantly shy away from, because of its implications. Sure, everyone knows what the word means – the textbook definition. That’s really as far as it goes. Do you even know what it means? Do you know what actually happens, or how it affects the people and communities…