More than two dozen people were killed and homes and businesses destroyed in the weekend’s fighting between Israel and Gaza, but on Monday leaders on both sides declared themselves satisfied with the outcome.
The cycle of violence-ceasefire-repeat that keeps verging on all-out war may look like pointless destruction to the outside world. But analysts say it is amply serving the interests of the two main antagonists…more: NYTIMES
While little was known about female genital mutilation in India, that is all changing thanks to Ranalvi and a group of women who have come together under the forum “Speak out on FGM” to tell of their experiences and to encourage other women to speak out too.
Last month a petition was launched by 17 Bohra women calling for a law banning FGM in India.
“A lot of Bohra women contacted me wanting to speak out and talk about what happened to them,” Ranalvi said…MORE: aljazeera.com MORE: FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
“I’ve had to do a lot of soul-searching up here,” he said. “And I’m with good people, who’ve also had to do a lot of soul-searching — some people who have been doing this soul-searching for years… and I am 100 percent willing to lay my life down to fight against tyranny in this country.”….more: www.washingtonpost.com
Nasim Azad – Founder of Beyond the Veil. Nasim organised the Edinburgh event. Nasim gives her thoughts on the launch By Clare Carswell Muslim messages: Nasim Azad holds her words for the I Speak For Myself exhibition. Nasim Azad is…