Month: March 2015

Anushay’s Point On PBS: US Military Will Not Safeguard Afghan Women’s Rights

Last Friday, I was honored to return to PBS’ To The Contrary to talk about the impact US troop withdrawal will have on women’s rights in Afghanistan. Afghan women’s rights was the first feminist human rights issue that I was involved with, and it really galvanized my work. It was the focus of my first …

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In Bangladesh, Mobile App Removes Stigma Of Talking About Women’s Health

*This post of mine was also published on Women in the World/ The New York Times.* Bangladesh is often touted as a development star. The nation has famously slashed maternal deaths by 40 percent in the last decade, pioneered micro-finance and increased women’s participation in the country’s economy. But for millions of women in this …

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Anushay’s Point Speaks At Her Alma Mater, UVA

Anybody that knows me, knows I am a huge fan of my alma mater, the University of Virginia. Not only is it one of the best academic institutions nationally and internationally, my college days were instrumental in making me the person I am today. As an English Literature major, with a minor in Asian history, my …

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Anushay’s Point: Rape Culture Rampant In South Asia

The controversy around the British documentary, India’s Daughter, which interviews the alleged rapists from the infamous 2012 gang-rape of a female student on a New Delhi bus, continues to rage. I spoke with CNN’s Carol Costello last week about why India is banning this documentary, and I stressed that journalism here is not the crime, …

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Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women’s Day

*This post of mine was also published on The Huffington Post.* Women’s History Month is underway, and next week we celebrate International Women’s Day, but how many of us actually know what this day is all about? International Women’s Day began in the early 1900’s during a time when American women were becoming more vocal …

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