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Poets and poems - Poetry International

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Poetry

The Bizarre Dating Rituals of the Nacirema

In 1956, Horace Miner published a paper in the <i>American Anthropologist</i> titled "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema," in which he described some of the bizarre rituals and practices of a little-known tribe -- the Nacirema -- living in North America. Consider this example: "Special women's rites are …

How Environmental Racism Affects Global Warming

"Nevertheless, we, people of all shades, backgrounds, and beliefs, must fight back in order to protect ourselves and our planet."<p><i>Water Week is a Teen Vogue series guest-edited by Mikki Halpin, exploring the ways that water intersects with issues we care about, like climate change, reproductive</i> …

Race & Ethnicity

Child Soldiers

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>“Once a Child Soldier, Now Fighting to Find His Way Back” (news article, April 5) profiled Duop, a child soldier from South Sudan.<p>While the article mentioned that the American military has trained South Sudan’s army, it did not mention that there is a United States law that is …

Liberian Woman Burns Siblings Hands for Reportedly Stealing LD$250

Monrovia — Kollie and Saah Morris, both 14-years-old, were in pains Tuesday, victims of multiple-degree burns at a local clinic after their …

What Science Gets Wrong In The Quest To Create The Perfect Baby

Imagine this: A wealthy American woman in Beverly Hills goes online and orders her perfect child: tall, blue-eyed, intelligent, and disease-free. …

Pakistan cracks down on men trading daughters as young as 1 in custom known as vani

A local council of elders in Jacobabad, Pakistan, ordered Muhammad Hashim Khoso to give away his two daughters, 8-year-old Fehmida and 2-year-old Sughra, and to pay a $12,500 fine in February.<p>The council, known as a jirga, called for the transaction after the elders found Hashim’s brother guilty of …

Growing number of children forced to work in Nigeria

More and more children are sent out to work in Nigeria. It is a matter of survival, families say. It is a matter for the government to step in, …

The Right to Education for Refugees

LONDON – From Fawaz’s home in a makeshift refugee camp just across the border from Syria, where he lives with his now-displaced family, one danger …

Education

The Best and Worst Countries to Be a Kid—The U.S. Isn't Even In the Top 20

Norway is the best place in the world to be a kid and Niger is the worst, according to a new report by the international children’s rights …

Save the Children

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Cheposalawich Cholongosia Source: ActionAid<p>ALMOST 3,000 GIRLS living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.<p>FGM refers …

Gender

Nigeria's Children Tied Up in a Marriage Knot

Nigerian children.<p>Poverty, traditions and no education means laws will do little to end the practice of child brides.<p>When Halima Ibrahim got a …

Africa

Syria-Russia air strikes on school kill 10 civilians

A human rights group says Syrian-Russian airstrikes and artillery attacks on a town in southern Syria last month killed 10 civilians in and near a school.<p>Human Rights Watch says one of the airstrikes hit the courtyard of a middle school in the town of Tafas in the southern province of Daraa, …

Senegal: Effort to Stem Child Begging Falls Short

Expand Talibés begging in downtown Dakar, Senegal, May 11, 2017. © 2017 Lauren Seibert/Human Rights Watch(Dakar) – Tens of thousands of <i>talibé</i> …

Africa

FEATURE-Buried alive by her family, Iraqi woman fears for her life as murders go unpunished

"I never thought I would come out of that grave alive"<p>By Fazel Hawramy<p>ERBIL, Iraq, July 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One wintry night, a brown …

Protect women worldwide from acid attacks | Letters

The event you report (Woman in rape trial hit by acid for fifth time, 3 July) is a reminder that women around the world live with the threat of acid attacks daily, including Bangladesh, Colombia, Nepal, Uganda and more recently the UK.<p>In Bangladesh, where ActionAid works, there have been thousands …

Uncensored: Muslim women speak about women's rights

A new book "Usensurert" (Uncensored) by Norwegian journalist Birgitte C. Huitfeldt presents a look behind the veil of what it means to be a woman in …

Property Rights Campaign for Women Takes Aim at Patriarchy in South Asia

Activists have launched a campaign in South Asia to appeal to men to stand up for the property rights of their daughters, wives and sisters and ask …

Asking if cows get more respect than women in India can prompt death threats

Who — or what — gets more respect in India; women or cows? That controversial question, posed by a photographer through pictures of women wearing a …

Watch This Powerful Spoken Word Poem About Women’s Rights

“When the justice system fails us time after time, you cannot tell me that I am equal to someone with the chromosome XY”<p>NYU student Aija Mayrock is best known for her incredible advocacy work for underserved communities. Whether through her best-selling book, <i>The Survival Guide To Bullying</i>, her …

Family Planning In War Zones: Make Aid Feminist

Getting a condom or the morning-after pill might be as simple as popping down the street to the local pharmacy. But for women whose lives have been upended by mass displacement or conflict, and for whom pregnancy or childbirth could be life-threatening, many or all family planning options may be …

Family Planning

How bitter herbs and botched abortions kill three women a day in the Philippines

In a country where more than 65% of women don’t use contraceptives and terminating pregnancy is illegal, ‘torturous’ practices are often the only option<p>Outside the gates of Manila’s Quiapo church, deals are being done. Bitter herbs and abortion medication are traded illegally.<p>Next to an imposing …

Abortion

Turkey’s deepening tragedy of murdered women

İZMİR - Agence France-Presse<p>AFP photo<p>As she did most afternoons, Pınar Ünlüer was waiting to collect her six-year-old son from his school in the …

Suzete's Battle: Women's Rights in Mozambique | Mozambique

True gender equality might seem a remote dream. However, in Mozambique, small steps are being made in the fight for women's rights thanks to the passion and determination of women like Suzete Sangula.<p>The 18-year-old student activist has made it her mission to educate girls and young women about …

All-girl Afghan robotics team allowed to travel to US after visa ruling overturned

Initial decision to reject visa applications for team to travel to a global robotics competition in Washington sparked international outcry

How a video of a woman in a skirt became a global headache for Saudi Arabia

Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia has spent millions of dollars trying to remake its image on the international stage. It has hired prominent U.S. lobbying and public-relations firms to push its message in Washington.<p>To what end? The kingdom has an ambitious plan to dramatically reform its …

Saudi Arabia

“All Thieves Must Be Killed”

SummaryThe mayor said, “All thieves must be killed.” He said it was an order.−Witness to the execution of Fulgence Rukundo on December 6, 2016Rwandan …

Jewish hairdresser has right to work on the Sabbath, court rules

MONTREAL — A Jewish hairdresser in Montreal who was not allowed to work on Saturdays and was eventually fired has won a discrimination case against …

Human Rights