Illustration: Kathryn Corlett

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. Photo: Shoreditch Sisters WI

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
Girls strike a pose for an advert for GoldieBox. One of the companies bucking the gendered toy divide, it makes engineering toys for girls. Photo: Nick UT/AP/Press Association Images

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
Many of the stories you hear about abortion in Chile involve women who meet horrible ends. ‘I imagined some little girl dead in a field. The stuff they show on TV is always so harsh and judgmental’Photo: Robin Beckham / BEEPstock / Alamy

Valeria's story

Anne Hoffman hears about the struggle for reproductive rights in Chile.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014

A word with Angélique Kidjo

Louise Gray talks to the award-winning musician about the resilience of African music, and why she won’t be pigeon-holed.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
Shereen El Feki

Let's talk about sex

Shereen El Feki uncovers a surprising truth about life in the Middle East.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
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Making Waves: Dean Peacock

Dean Peacock , the director of Sonke Gender Justice Network, is determined to engage men and boys in women’s rights. By Janey Stephenson.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
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’.Blend Images/Alamy

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
Qui and Phong see their homeland at last.Photo: Phillip Martin

Blue Dragon to the rescue

Girls are being trafficked from Vietnam into China and forced to work in brothels or sold into marriage. A tiny number get away, or are rescued by activists from Blue Dragon. Phillip Martin reports.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013
This young mother in Yunnan province seems happy to have a girl. Photo: Julio Etchart

Daughters are more caring

Is the tide turning in China? Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore reports on how young couples are thinking about babies.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013
A New Delhi construction worker holds her baby close.Desmond Boylan/Reuters

Keeping Prerna

Daily wage-earner Kajri is defying her husband to save her daughter. She confided in Ankita Balloh.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013
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Only the best... it has to be a boy

Rajashri Dasgupta explodes a few myths about educated middle-class women in India.

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

Missing girls - the facts

Facts and figures on the missing girls of the world.

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NI 466 - Where have all the girls gone? - October, 2013
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A word with Fawzia Koofi

Afghan MP Fawzia Koofi wants women to get out of their traditional closet.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Letters

Letters

Housing, prostitution, violence and the pursuit of economic growth. Praise, blame and all the points in between? Give us your feedback.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
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