Category: PEACE & CONFLICT

Children, Education and Peace: A Story from Lebanon

By Hiba Ishaq The conflict of Lebanon goes back to April 1975. But the conflict only turned violent and intense in the 1990s. Over time, the conflict encompassed layers of complexities. Each group involved in the conflict established militias that were largely based on ethnicities and religion. The peak of the conflict was seen in…
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A Socio-Political Conundrum Over the Acceptance of ISIS-Brides

By Disha Mishra The war ridden lands of the Middle East are no bed of roses. Worn out of such turmoiled conditions, there are many Jihadi brides from foreign lands who want to return to their respective countries, but their government has shut its door on them. The governments of these states contend that by…
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Gender Inequality in Afghanistan: A Critical Overview of Evolution of Women’s Rights

By Shukria Yari After the fall of the Taliban and years of irreparable damage with women being the most vulnerable and affected ones,  a new hope emerged in Afghanistan. Women once again came out of their shelters with the hope of changing their lives for the better with the help of the democratic system, established…
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How the Imperialist Notions of ‘Saving’ Muslim Women in Kashmir Derives Them of Their Agency

By Aishi Mitra Since independence in 1947, Pakistan and India have had numerous reasons for contention between them, but the most prominent reason continues to be Kashmir. The once ‘paradise on Earth’ is perhaps one of the most conflicted regions today, mired in international political, military and religious conflict. Several lives have been lost over…
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Power over Palestine – A Century of Stand-off

Written by B.S Ashish  The power game over and around Palestine caused one of the longest stand-offs in the history of the Middle-East, with the Israeli forces clashing fearlessly against a daunting united Arab coalition of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. Despite various UN documents addressing this dispute, right from Resolution 181 in 1947…
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The Silent Force

By Archana Sharma Attaining the goal of sustainable development will be impossible without the potential contribution of women. In India, women, the silent workforce are often unrecognised and unvalued. The traditional Indian expectation from women is to fulfil the responsibility of doing certain work within the household even though they go out to work. A lot of work in India that is…
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The Crossroads of Faith

By Nadia O’Brien If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that when nature hit us with all that it could, it did not discriminate. It did not yield. Covid-19 has done us all in, irrespective of whether we are black, brown, Caucasian or Asian, rich or poor, differently-abled or not, man, woman or child,…
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The Diaspora- A Force of Positive Change

Children on foreign land, with nervous minds and curious hearts, With diverse neighbours, The utopia of differences, And vivid memories. In the world of fear and so much at stake, The children of the earth find love and care. They find uniqueness out and within, And, togetherness wins. With new cultures, homes, and deity, Surrounding…
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Interfaith Unity in Kashmir

By Mahreen Kashmir is a Muslim majority territory with 96% Muslims and only 1 lakh Sikhs, who form a minority. However, religious persecution is almost unheard of in the past two decades; rather, the various socio-political conditions have cemented the bond between these diverse communities. Internet bans, curfews, and forming a minority in mainland India…
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“Back Home…”

By Mandeep Singh I came across Intizar Husain’s ‘Basti’ in my third and final year of graduation in English Literature. It was a part of the subject called Partition Literature. However, upon reading it, I found out that neither does it allude to one specific event nor does it confine to any specific time. It…
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