A coordinated hunger strike by Iranian political prisoners is gaining international support and reminding the world that the Iranian dissident movement is far from defeated.
The human rights of Pakistani women are not up for debate. Their bodies are not at your mercy, their minds are not yours to condition, and they certainly do not require the CII to tell them how to speak or when to shower.
When it comes to human rights activism, digital games are usually not the first thing to come to mind. Yet in this age of technological advancement, m...
Iraq is a country that has been through a lot--both during the Saddam regime and after his collapse.
Blogging, the now popular form of online journaling, began in the mid-90s and has exploded ever since. In 2013 it was estimated that there are 152 million blogs around the globe.
Malaysia is slowly embracing religious totalitarianism that soon would engulf not just the political, public dimension but also controls on how people...
Self-awareness and the courage to accept your own shortcomings are imperative first steps to any improvement we can hope for in ridding British society, and the world, of the plague that is extremism.
The discrimination, criminalization and oppression of the LGBT community, especially the trans community in Malaysia should be brought to an end.
Global terrorism is spreading everywhere; it is not only concentrated in the war zone areas of the Middle East such as in Syria and Iraq. Turkey, Fran...
Iranian women are still denied their basic fundamental rights. Iranian women are treated as second-class citizens, but authorities choose to ignore that women cannot enter stadiums and that there are gender barriers in the market.
Last month a shocking story gained little traction in the mainstream press, despite its horrific implications and brutal reality. A report from Iran e...
If Syrians are given the chance to gain expertise in social work programs, they can help Syrian refugee communities in neighboring countries from marginalization and possibly rebuild, democratically, a better Syria with a better civil society.
In his cutting 2005 satire How To Write About Africa, Kenyan author and journalist Binyavanga Wainaina derided the Western media's simplification and condescension of the continent. Ten years later, our widened media landscape still barely makes room for Africans to speak for themselves.
Reza (Arash) Hampay Gharamaleki, the founder of Hamyaran-E-Mehrandish Association, was forced to flee Iran this January due to a heightened number of threats and summons by Iranian intelligence forces.
I still believe there is a long way to go before we will have successfully eradicated extremism from Pakistan. How to tackle extremism is a question that dwells on the minds of many Pakistani citizens. I would like to present a few measures necessary to defeat radicalism.
Right after Putin's third term, and especially after the Maidan revolution in Ukraine followed by the Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the Russian authorities dramatically increased the anti-opposition campaign.