Month: April 2011

Three Empty Tea Cups? Possibly

Just when you thought there could be no more bad PR for the war in Afghanistan, a crippling “60 Minutes” investigation about celebrated author and humanitarian, Greg Mortenson’s best-selling works, Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools is casting doubts not only on the books themselves, but aid organizations in the region. On Monday …

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Sex & Crime in Indonesia: Why We Punish Women & Not Men

Two Indonesian women, Selly Yustiawati and Melinda Dee are making headlines in the Indonesian press for their alleged involvement in a scam across several cities in the country involving millions of rupiah. One of the women, Inong Melinda, 47 who went by the alias of  Melinda Dee, is a former Senior Manager at Citibank. While …

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Eman al- Obeidi: One Woman Embodies Libya’s Struggle

The unbelievable story of Eman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman and lawyer, who is accusing embattled Libyan leader Gaddafi’s soldiers of gang-raping her, continues to develop in horrifying detail. After al-Obeidi famously stormed into the hotel in Tripoli where foreign journalists were staying to let the world know about her assault, she disappeared for more than …

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