‘Once you get married, you are lost for good’ – The teen Moms of Rural Punjab, Pakistan

Pakistan's women

Reading Time: 3 minutesHer pale skin devoid of any youthful glow was sticking tightly to her small bone structure, giving her a look of someone who had faced malnutrition. Her age must be around 16-17, but she had been married for a couple of years by now. With a naïve but strangely somber way, she spoke about how worried she was about not […]

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To Educate Girls is to Educate a Nation

women school

Reading Time: 3 minutes  “Morey (Mama), why am I not going to school like Lala (elder brother)?” said the daughter of a maid to her mother. Her mother scolded her to wash dishes silently. This is the story of the 10-year old Gulalie, who works with her mother as a maid at different houses of the nearby housing society. Gulalie, like every other […]

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If Spirituality has different rules for women; it’s not Spirituality


Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s not novel for human societies to relate the oppression and exploitation of weaker groups done by powerful elements to the will of God. Often, when we suffer because the absurd rules made by humanity itself won’t let us ease our pain by making our own choices, we are told to avoid the conflict because it’ll cause us more harm. […]

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“Apply to work with travel agencies or just marry a rich guy” – Interview with Justyna Szachowicz-Sempruch

Justyna Szachowicz-Sempruch

Reading Time: 6 minutesI met with Justyna Szachowicz-Sempruch at a conference in Budapest, where she gave a fantastic lecture on the new types of family systems. Justyna, a Polish feminist activist, NGO founder, sociologist and gender Senior Researcher speaks passionately about the issues that matter. I’ve quickly found several common grounds with her;  starting from our Eastern-European background and the innate drive to […]

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The World Demands Identical Beauty Perceptions

beauty perceptions

Reading Time: 4 minutes  Beauty has turned into a rather controversial subject over past few years with different groups stating different philosophies on what beauty is. There is a scientific approach to beauty that tells us how symmetry is perceived as beauty. Perception of attractiveness is also attributed to the judgment of finding someone capable of reproduction. We often hear that beauty is […]

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Accepting Your Uniqueness And Let Go of Everything Else

Accepting Your Uniqueness And Let Go of Everything Else

Reading Time: 2 minutes  The brilliance of womanhood will ever continue to surprise and perplex the world in a dozen of languages. The unfettered glory of timeless beauty, unmatched strength to face the hardships of life, intelligence and compassion joins to make every woman fascinating and unique. I invite you to elaborate on this today and offer you some insight to how to […]

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“It’s not easy, it’s not supposed to be easy!” – Coping with Life when it Fails Us at Every Corner

by Virag Gulyas

Reading Time: 4 minutes  NEW YORK CITY, USA – This week, long after I went to a spinning class for the last time, I decided to give it a shot. I was never too much into biking but wanted to try something other than running or Pilates. Needed some exercise, burn calories, decompress for a bit. Little did I know that I was […]

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ladies, why the catfight - article

Reading Time: 5 minutes  Women everywhere! There is one thing you are doing wrong. Instead of pulling each other down, it’s time to help and empower each other. While the battle between the two sexes is one thing, the fight between the same sex is an important issue. In every society, women had to struggle to have their fundamental rights recognized. Women’s transition […]

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The Great Name Change Debate – Miss or Mrs and other troubles of womankind

name change

Reading Time: 3 minutes  I have been Kimberly Cecchini for 36 years. Since my birth, in fact. And, perhaps, until my death. According to a recent New York Times article, ‘Maiden Names on the Rise‘, I am part of the upswing. The slow upswing. Authors, Claire Cain Miller and Derek Willis, said that women largely began keeping their maiden names in the 1970’s as part of […]

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