2 mn read Nigerian activist Mariam Aliyu answered the UN’s call during her university years when she saw a little girl she could not ignore. “She was 12 years old, and I noticed she was limping,” she recalled. Using her medical skills, and days of earning the girl’s trust, she figured out that she had been sexually assaulted. So began a journey of advocating for girls and women.
2 mn read In the midst of Afghanistan’s stringent customs and societal norms, I found myself at a crossroads, grappling with the weight of my past decisions. The unexpected turn in my life occurred when I formed a friendship with a young man, and it was decided that he would propose to me. In order to comply with Afghan traditions, we chose to claim that we had no prior knowledge of each other before the marriage proposal, for Afghanistan’s strict rules on pre-marital relationships carried the weight of severe consequences and social criticism.
< 1 mn read On September 12, in a gathering held at the Parliament of the United Kingdom, attended by lawmakers from both Houses, MP Anna Firth announced this significant development. She publicly announced the backing of over a thousand female leaders, athletes, and prominent thought leaders of the Iranian people’s uprising and their aspirations for a free, democratic republic. MP […]
3 mn read As an asylum seeker, I have faced numerous obstacles in my journey to rebuild my life. One of the most significant challenges has been the lack of access to basic necessities, such as medical care, employment, and financial support. Unlike other EU nations like Germany, Georgia has yet to provide adequate support to asylum seekers, […]
3 mn read All across the globe we see the human impact of the refugee crisis as well as the human cost of ongoing racial inequalities and injustices, where we have disparities in access to healthcare and voting rights are all acts of social injustices.
3 mn read It should be noted that FGM is not a religious exercise although it happens in Christian, Muslim and Jewish societies but there is nothing in their holy books that teaches or enforces them to engage in such practice.
3 mn read Seeing tearful eyes and disappointed faces and a heart full of pain of all these girls and women deprived of education, who are no longer allowed to go to universities, hurts the hearts of thousands of people who believe in human freedom and equal rights for women and men in different parts of the world.
4 mn read Lack of women’s rights has been an issue plaguing the world since the beginning of humanity. It has affected many women and men in every experience imaginable. Women suffer through exclusion and lack of opportunities in politics, domestic abilities and education. Since education is the basis of any achievement, it can be studied to show […]
4 mn read The misbehavior and crimes of the Taliban against women have increased sharply in the last few months. This Islamist terrorist group has subjected women and girls to violence in the different regions of Afghanistan. Among these women are those who have been arrested for protesting the regime since the fall of Kabul. A number of […]
2 mn read Gone but not forgotten In the east of Toronto’s downtown, visitors will find a buzzing neighborhood called the Church and Wellesley Village. This area, located on Church Street and Wellesley Street East, is the city’s LGBTQ district. Just north of the intersection that forms the center of the neighborhood, is the 519 community center. In […]
2 mn read Dolly (an alias) is a lesbian Ex-Muslim from Egypt. She is a person, willing to secure a better future for herself and the world and most importantly for LGBT rights in her own country. She was raised as a queer female in an abusive family. Some of the things she has experienced would destroy someone’s […]
4 mn read Report on Taliban recent war crimes in Kabul One week ago, the Taliban arrested some protesting women, who stood against this group’s wrong policies in Kabul city. Parwana Ibrahimkhail is one of these women. She is a girl who did not have a father and was raised by her mother. She has one brother, who […]
2 mn read Earlier we reported on a young woman known as Water Spirit. She is one of many atheists that SUN provides assistance to. Water Spirit left her home country several years ago, fleeing from her family who was putting pressure on her to quit her job and marry a husband they selected for her. Water Spirit […]
< 1 mn read Deceived by the devil Maybe an angel from the generation of fire Which showed my honesty and simplicity and deceived me. I was fatima I was the queen of tomorrow. Sometimes they put heaven under my feet and sometimes imperfect intellect. Sometimes addressed me half the men, sometimes they stoned me. Sometimes they swore by my […]
4 mn read The long journey from living on the streets to becoming self-supporting For the past year, Nicky and Marina have been mostly surviving, looking for a better future. They have not yet managed to find a job, but they have received help for their daily needs such as food and a roof over their heads: “We […]
< 1 mn read I don’t know who destroyed my country, but I saw who paid the price. How painful it is to count the days when schools start. There is no urgency for protecting women rights in Afghanistan. Why can’t we work like men, study, have our own wedding choices? Why can’t we travel like men, and do […]
3 mn read Good wishes from Afghanistan to your broken heart. I know you are sad and so your heart is broken. Even, your sweetheart is in love with someone else. for a girl it can be hard. I understand how it is too hard… But you know what? I have not yet felt the sweet pains of […]
3 mn read I want to write about the pain, suffering, despair and panic of Afghan women and girls over 103 days of the rule of the Taliban in Kabul city. Women of my country are half of the population in Afghan society. During the last 20 years, with great efforts and a world of hope, they have […]
2 mn read The negligence of the Iraqi media The Iraqi media has expressed sincere negligence on issues pertinence to the wellbeing of women under the Islamic rule. The media has been conscious about the local disturbances within the Iraqi region but have failed to reciprocate similar consciousness to the agony of women in this region. Women who […]
4 mn read I recently read this wonderful Washington Post article about how the LGBTQ often find an outlet for their inner most desires in video games. So I got a little curious. As a straight Ex|-Muslim, I often post in the Ex-Muslim subreddit. So I created a new one asking the LGBTQ of the subreddit about whether […]