Tag Archive for Rights

Is the Arab World Ready for Democracy?

There is often a naïve reaction in America to political uprisings abroad. The United States is a free place and has a long, albeit imperfect, history of granting asylum to political dissidents. This leads some observers, like George W. Bush’s…

Their pain, our pride….

I’m very ordinary man. My ability to protest or point out something that I think is wrong is probably confined within this blog. But still, now technology has given me the opportunity to share my thoughts with the world, and…

Confronting fundamentalism

EPISODE-SIX     People are talking about and confronting fundamentalisms very openly at the global level. As mentioned earlier, NGOs met at the Cairo and Beijing conferences to discuss and, in many crucial areas, defeat fundamentalisms. Since Beijing, there have been…

Women under Religious Fundamentalisms

EPISODE-TWO Fundamentalism has for long been associated with greater or lesser degrees of oppression of women. WAF felt that women were the main targets of fundamentalism. Its founding statement claimed that, “At the heart of the fundamentalists’ agenda is the…