A WOMEN’S THING
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Performance Art Project #OrangeVest Sends SOS for Refugees
A Women's Thing | January 2016 (online)
Of the million refugees, mostly from Syria and Afghanistan, who arrived in Europe since the beginning of 2015, over 85 percent entered Europe through Greece. According to the U.N. refugee agency, they continue to arrive at a rate of almost 5,000 per day, but they are slipping from the grasp of the world's fickle attention. Georgia Lale, a 26-year old artist from Greece launched #OrangeVest a performance art project designed to remind us their struggles are far from over.
REJECTED BY THE WORLD: a REFUGEE'S STORY
A Women's Thing | December 2015 (print)
Until recently, Thair Orfahli, a convivial Syrian just shy of his 27th birthday, had little to worry about save a tough exam or the travails of young love. Then, war eroded his safety, displaced him and obstructed his collegiate and professional trajectory. Each turn of the screw triggered greater despondency, eventually motivating him to risk his life riding a flimsy boat across the Mediterranean to get to Germany. Today, while waiting out the lengthy asylum process, he lives in a dormitory for refugees but exists mainly a liminal space between the nightmare he has survived and the bright future he is determined, but not yet able, to forge.
A Woman's Thing | September 29, 2015 (online)
Maybe if the U.N. blueprint for peace and prosperity for 2030 were sexier, people around the world would take notice and support it. So goes the thinking behind #GlobalGoals, an infotainment campaign to frame the U.N.'s new agenda for economic and social development as something that everyone should be excited and optimistic about.
A Woman's Thing | September 2015 (print)
Noorjahan Akbar's stubborn optimism about the future of her native Afghanistan offers a compelling counte-rnarrative to the bleak picture painted by Western media. Despite the gargantuan security challenges, it is possible, she insists, to revive the prosperity, tolerance, commitment to learning and cultural vibrancy that characterized Afghan society throughout much of the country’s illustrious history.
A Woman's Thing | May 14, 2015 (online)
The increased vulnerability of women and children to rape is a horrific consequence of war that dates back to antiquity, when women were considered property and therefore spoils of war. Despite the fact that it is forbidden under international law, sexual violence persists today as an alarming new threat to international peace and security.
A Woman's Thing | April 14, 2015 (online)
On a panel moderated by the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, six former and current female Security Council members spoke about the strengths and talents they bring to the practice of diplomacy and the gender-based discrimination they still sometimes face.