Syria – Rape Used as a Wide-Scale Weapon Of War

RAPE IS A WEAPON OF WAR WIELDED AGAINST GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SYRIA, U.N. REPORT SAYS Rape has been used as a weapon by those fighting in Syria’s seven-year civil war and others preying on refugees fleeing the conflict, according to the United Nations. A report released Thursday by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria …

The untold chapter of Anne Frank’s story

In 2005, an archivist at New York’s YIVO Institute for Jewish Research discovered a cache of letters written in 1941 by diarist Anne Frank’s father, Otto. These urgent missives, sent to friends, relatives and government officials, detailed his dire attempts to save his wife and daughters and escape Nazi-occupied Holland. Unfortunately, the world was notoriously …

Iran: Women’s role in the recent mass demonstrations

A lone women, without a hijab, waves a white scarf as part of the White Wednesday movement, Tehran, Iran. Posted Jan. 10, 2018. The spread of several social campaigns for women’s empowerment in Iran are challenging the perception that their role in the Iranian protests was only about standing up against compulsory hijab. By Stefania …