Is nationalism ever a force for good?

Dalia Gebrial and Thomas Jeffrey Miley go head to head on this complex and topical issue. Illustrations by Kate Copeland.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

Whatever the #MeToo backlash, we’ve heard it all before

The whataboutery being directed towards the #MeToo movement is nothing new – feminists have experienced backlashes before, writes Kate Smurthwaite.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
Young girls in Malaysia are finding a safe space in social media networks.

A group of one’s own

Hussein Kesvani reports on how young Muslim women are using social media to create a safe space to self-educate and share ideas.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
The Big Push, the latest book on patriarchy by Cynthia Enloe

The persistence of patriarchy

Renowned US feminist Cynthia Enloe reveals how patriarchy is adapted and sustained by its adherents – knowledge which is essential to challenging it

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

Men and feminism: the Smurthwaite Deal

Kate Smurthwaite has an idea for how men can truly be feminist.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

30 years ago (and 35, and 20) in New Internationalist

Chris Brazier looks back at what NI was covering three decades ago.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

Feminist book club

Bloggers, activists and artists share their favourite books.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014
Rihanna antidote: Odaymara Cuesta from lesbian Cuban rap duo Las Krudas.

Virtuous woman or raunchy sexpot?

Ikamara Larasi dismantles one-sided caricatures of black women in pop culture.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014

Women on the edge of time

What can different generations of feminists learn from one another? Leading Indian grassroots activist and author, 68-year-old Kamla Bhasin, connects with 16-year-old Londoner Lilinaz Evans, co-founder of the Twitter Youth Feminist Army. Facilitated by Hannah Pool.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014

When rights go wrong

From empowerment-lite to love-jihad, Rahila Gupta explores the perils of hijacked feminist agendas.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014
Shaking off the shame around vaginas: The Shoreditch Sisters Women’s Institute display their vulva quilt in London.

Mitts off my muff

Nimko Ali is a brave, straight-talking, Somali British woman, who is revitalizing the campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM).

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014
The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure that reflects inequality, reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market.

Feminism - The Facts

Facts for feminists - the twists and turns along the road to equality.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014
Girls strike a pose for an advert for GoldieBox. One of the companies bucking the gendered toy divide, it makes engineering toys for girls.

Is there a feminist spring?

Women’s rights has got its mojo back – and not a minute too soon. Hazel Healy takes stock of the challenges ahead.

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NI 474 - Feminism fights back - July, 2014
Empowering girls against breast ironing in Cameroon.

Tales of taboo

Breast ironing is seldom talked about, but the practice has a devastating effect on the girls in whose communities it is performed. Amy Hall investigates.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013
Why selling out is no longer an option

Why selling out is no longer an option

Capitalism’s betrayals will cost youth dear. Laurie Penny’s call to arms.

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NI 456 - Youth rising - October, 2012
Activists outside a London
store award Nike the title
of ‘biggest cheat’ for using
exploited women workers
in its factories abroad.

Feminists target Nike ahead of the Olympics

Nick Harvey reports on a campaign to expose sportswear firms who exploit women workers while boasting Olympic values.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
Women gather outside Cairo’s
State Council court to protest
against virginity tests.

Blue bras and mettle: Egypt's women stand their ground

Libby Powell reflects on last year's International Womens Day when women took to the streets of Egypt to fight for their rights.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012

Interview with Parvin Ardalan

Interview with Parvin Ardalan who is at the heart of the struggle for women's rights in Iran.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011
Left: 1920s Iraqi trans singer Masoud al Amaratly. Right: When Ali’s friend sent him this photo of them at a Baghdad disco in the late 1980s, he scratched out Ali’s face to protect him.

From the edge

A gay Iraqi, a Jewish Iranian and a Saudi feminist tell their stories

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NI 426 - Islam in power - October, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Land grabs May, 2013
Youth rising October, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Up in arms March, 2011
Islam in power October, 2009
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