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Violence, Inequalities and Challenges for Women in the Arab Region

By Lina Abirafeh One in three women worldwide has experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. If nothing else, this shocking reality reveals how prevalent gender-based violence is in our lives. This human rights violation exists in every country, culture, context. In the Arab region, gender-based violence exists

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This all-girl “boy band” is shaking up gender norms in China

Acrush is China’s first all-girl “boy band” which released its debut single last week, but already, the it has a huge fan-following. “Our fathers’ generation still holds the idea that girls should dress in a feminine manner, something I was never comfortable with,” band member Min Junqian told Reuters. “I just like to dress in a

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Muslim, Man Up?

We’re undergoing a crisis of Muslim masculinity. Looking away won’t help By Asma T. Uddin The image of the Muslim man in the popular imagination: conflicted, beset with issues as to his identity, unsure of his place in the world. Muslim masculinity is in a state of crisis. Honor killings. Political violence. Extremism. Domestic abuse.

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