The future for women in Afghanistan

While the standing of women in Afghan society has improved in some ways since the dark days of the Taliban, thanks in part to the work of international aid agencies and nongovernmental organizations, much is left to be done. With

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Urban Poor: China’s changing demographic

The rapid pace of urbanization in China during the past 3 decades has led to a demographic shift of unprecedented proportions. Within less than one generation, China’s population has shifted from being less than 20% urban to being more than

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Celebrating women – then why all the suffering?

March 8 is International Women’s day. The UN has declared an International Women’s Day theme for 2013 “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Jesus gives dignity and identity to women and God’s people

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Trafficking of women in the Middle East

Standing at the window of the third-story apartment in Beirut, all Manola Rajaonarison could see outside were gigantic apartment blocks. In her hand, she held a piece of paper with her father’s telephone number written on it. This was her

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The painful reality of a revolution unfinished

The revolution in Egypt is unfinished. The protestors have returned to Tahrir Square, and are positioned around the Presidential palace in Heliopolis. Some of those protesting say they did not wage the January 25th revolution to end up with a

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Modern slavery in Lebanon

There are many ways in which the marginalised suffer in society. Maids in Lebanon is an untold story of suffering and need. The Lord requires justice from his people.

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Deteriorating situation of Churches in Sudan

The situation for Christians in Sudan (the old North Sudan) is currently worsening since the pressure on Christians has been increasing. Last December, Khartoum state government managed to demolish a church in Khartoum. They came with more than 60 policemen

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