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Life as an Afghan Woman

by Ann Toews* Clean-shaven and dressed in a Western-style suit, the stranger seated on Rasoul’s carpet asked to marry his …

Pushed into the Shadows

“Violence against women is neither inevitable nor acceptable,” wrote Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the former UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen, …

Marrying Off Girls

A proposed law in Iraq would restrict women’s rights by permitting girls as young as nine to wed. If passed, …

Lebanon’s Stateless Half

Youssef is a Palestinian. He and his wife, Nada, who is Lebanese, are both engineers. Together, they have three children. …