By Klentiana Mahmutaj
I am a child of communism. I was born in Communist Albania in the late seventies and was raised there until the age of 19 when I secured a scholarship to study at an English university. I am now a practising barrister in capitalist Britain and a mother of a two-and-a–half-year-old child, regularly facing the challenges that come with being a full-time working mother who seeks to succeed in a challenging profession. Inspired by the ongoing debate on women’s inequalities, I have recently reflected on my own childhood politics and have come to the surprising conclusion that the place to look for solutions to gender inequality is the Communist model.
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Karen DeCrow served as president of the National Organization for Women, but she often broke with feminist orthodoxy.
Karen DeCrow, the feminist attorney and author who served as president of the National Organization for Women from 1974 to 1977, died of melanoma last Friday at 76. Although her passing was widely noted in the media
, most the obituaries and tributes overlooked the more unorthodox aspects of her work. Alifelong champion of women’s rights
, DeCrow was nonetheless skeptical about many key aspects of latter-day feminism, including its focus on sexual violence and male abuse of women. She was also, for much of her career, a men’s-rights activist.
London Olympics 2012: Naked Femen Activists Arrested in Sharia Protests [VIDEO]
Participation of countries that apply Sharia law goes against Olympic principles of peace and philanthropy, say radical feminist
By Gianluca Mezzofiore
Five French members of the Femen radical feminist group have been arrested in London during a topless demonstration against the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The activists wore only knickers and ….
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– “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding” – Albert Einstein.
Youth make- up one fifth of the South- Asian demography. Most often we see youth as victims or perpetrators of violence. History is witness to the fact that youth as members of an ever changing, dynamic and energetic group in societies play a crucial role in transforming conflict ridden societies into democratic and peaceful societies. This is a critical mass which needs to be involved when it comes to transformation of violent relationships, structures, attitudes and behaviors towards peace building.
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