Jamila Afghani

Making Waves: Jamila Afghani

A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

A word with Shazia Mirza

Comedian Shazia Mirza reveals her inspirations, fears and political passions.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Painting a pontiff: a New York City office building prepares to welcome Pope Francis.

A Pope in Washington

Mark Engler hopes that the pontiff will use his US visit to promote a message of social justice.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Not doing the Lord’s work: Pastor Martin Ssempa (wearing spectacles) blesses politician David Bahati, who introduced Uganda’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a Private Member’s Bill in 2009. The ceremony took place at an anti-gay church service at the Christianity Focus Centre in Kampala’s biggest slum, Kisenyi.

The anti-gay gospel

How foreign funds amplify hate in Uganda, by Patience Akumu.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
A comic strip from an Accelerated Christian Education schoolbook teaches girls body shame at an early age.

The miseducation of Jonny Scaramanga

His escape from fundamentalist schooling.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Youth against fundamentalism: members of the All India Students’ Association rally against rightwing Hindu groups in Kolkata. ‘Love Azadi’ (freedom to love) counters a pronouncement by the Hindu Mahasabha organization that it would force couples to get married if they were seen together in the open – considered an indecent expression of love.

Captive to their own myths

The upsurge of Hindu nationalism in India, by Urvashi Butalia.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Flashing a victory sign, Sana Ijaz (above) demonstrates the fighting spirit of Pakistani civil society, after being arrested for demanding the government do more to counter the Pakistani Taliban.

Take your pick

Ziauddin Sardar on the various fundamentalisms on offer in Pakistan.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Contested territory: a Hindu nationalist raises a saffron flag atop a church in Muniguda in India’s Orissa state. Minority communities in India are regularly targeted by politically instigated Hindu groups, and churches have been burned and defaced.

The lure of the dead-end

How do oppressive ideologies take hold despite the devastation they cause? Dinyar Godrej looks behind the news headlines.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015

The sultan and I

The role and influence of traditional leaders is often underestimated by international agencies, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

When a sanctuary is a prison

Ruby Diamonde witnesses the pain of a community that can't go home.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Prying plumbers

Prying plumbers

Ylenia Gostoli on the British government's latest ploy to spot those 'at risk of radicalization'.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
YES: Tony Wardle is Associate Director of Viva! – an animal rights campaigning group that carries out undercover investigations into farming and slaughter. He is also a journalist, writer and award-winning TV filmmaker. Books he has written include The Silent Ark, which exposes the impact of global meat production.

Should halal and kosher methods of slaughter be banned?

Viva! campaigner Tony Wardle and social commentator Mohammed Ansar go head to head.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014

Letter from Bangui: Unfinished business

Ruby Diamonde visits the Ba-aka forest people to find out about the impact of missionaries.

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NI 472 - Organ trafficking - May, 2014
An extravagant wedding ceremony can lead to a life of drudgery – and the cost may be seen as a debt the bride must ‘pay off’.

A prisoner in the house

For hundreds of South Asian women each year, an arranged marriage in Britain leads not to love but to slavery. Samira Shackle reports.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013
Sectarian divide: Buddhist monks walk through a devastated Muslim area in Meiktila.

Keeping the peace

Religious persecution of Muslims in Burma has resulted in bloodshed and displaced entire communities. But grassroots initiatives have also emerged to counter the hatred. Report and photographs by Brennan O’Connor.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013

Southern exposure

Highlighting the work of artists and photographers from the Majority World.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013
Watch you don't fall: supporters of President Bashar Assad stand atop a fountain during a rally in Damascus.

Syria's Catch-22

The current conflict has deep and tangled roots, as Tam Hussein explains.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Last resort: Tibetan exile Jampa Yeshi sets himself on fire in protest at a visit to New Delhi of Chinese president Hu Jintao in March.

Heroism or desperation?

Self-immolation by Tibetan protesters is becoming an all-too-familiar sight. Dibyesh Anand considers the reasons why.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Adonis, Arab poet, critic and thinker.

A word with Adonis

One of the greatest Arab poets of our time speaks to Giedre Steikunaite about creativity and consciousness.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

Are religious schools bad for society?

Humanist Andrew Copson and feminist Catholic theologian Tina Beattie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
What's my identity?

What's my identity?

Faith schools get a bashing even from committed multiculturalists. We talk to one supporter who currently teaches English at a secular school in Australia.

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NI 422 - Multiculturalism - May, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Zero carbon world December, 2010
Multiculturalism May, 2009
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