"Varied Muslim voices explore gray areas and confront stereotypes...For the editors of and contributors to these collections, the female voices offer an alternative perspective to the literature already out there." The Boston Globe
A Humanitarian Eclipse
Disbelief. It was the one word I heard over and over once I finally reached Beirut. Whether it was from individuals or non-governmental organizations, the description was of complete astonishment at the bombardment of a country that was finally transitioning out of war. It was not horror or fear, but an overwhelming sense of disbelief that within 34 days, Lebanon had faced so much death and destruction as the world stood by. The main victims were women and children as a political and psychological war was being waged at the expense of such a fragile country. Read full article.
A Woman's Perspective: Three Years Later, on the Eve of the Iraqi Elections
Dec 11, 2005
Iraqi women throughout the nation have had their eyes on the events currently enveloping their nation. From the most socially and economically excluded to the more educated and well-established areas in the country, women have recognized that a potential window of opportunity is available through the nation-building process. Read full commentary.