Women's rights groups are trying to give their cause a lift and work past its token status. Slowed by cultural asymmetry and the bureaucracy of international organizations, the fight continues. Ilkkaracan explores the ins and outs of women's rights campaigns around the globe.
Indonesia’s Move against Terrorism Author: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Jha Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 02/15/2006 Category: Special Report Jemaah Islamiyah (or Al Jamaa’ah Al Islamiyah – Islamic Group) is a radical Islamic network active in Australia and southeast Asia. An Al-Qaida linked group that has been blamed
Is Iraq Another Vietnam? It is Already Lost Author: Robert Freeman Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 10/27/2006 Category: Special Report Wars are lost before they are quit. The Germans lost World War II by the end of 1942 when their Sixth Army was destroyed at Stalingrad. Yet,
Switzerland’s Author: Lucy Dubochet Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 10/06/2008 Category: Analysis II I. Description In 2006 and 2007 a few Muslim communities had requested building permits to add a minaret to their mosques. In many cases, although local administrations had considered that there was no legal
Despite a history of female resistance in Islamic society, contemporary culture continues to enslave women, while fixed on an antiquated mode of thought. Katerina Standish takes a historical look at the barrier to equality for women in the context of combat and Islam. Standish is also the author of
The Un-Funniest Cartoons Ever Author: Peter Krupa Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 02/15/2006 Category: Editorial Much of the Muslim world has been up in arms recently over, of all things, Denmark. Back in September, Jyllands-Posten, a newspaper that few people outside Scandinavia had previously ever heard of,
Then They Started Shooting breaks stereotypes about “traumatized war children” by talking about children’s resilience in dealing with war hardship. In the aftermath of the Bosnian conflict, very few children showed lasting signs of trauma; instead, thoughts of their personal futures filled their minds. In her analyses of individual psychological
In this report, journalist Rob Wagner analyzes the nuances of the contemporary Saudi feminist movement and its innovative methods of advocacy to garner support for women's rights and gender-neutral Sharia in Saudi Arabia. He highlights the challenges associated with the Saudi feminist movement in the face of anti-Western activism rejecting