A review of Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

Kate Hudson and Jeon Jong seo in Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.Photo: Saban Movies Movies so often try to up the ante on their action and chase scenes – seriously, is every action hero studying parkour now? – so it’s refreshingly funny when Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon intentionally lowers … Read more

Forced out of school but refuses to give up education in Afghanistan — Global Issues

Years after the Taliban takeover, 17-year-old Mursal Fasihi still doesn’t believe she can go to school. Once a devoted student, Ms. Fasihi – like all high school age girls – has been unable to return to class due to rules imposed by the de facto leadership of the country. “It is not right that they … Read more

‘Woman, life, freedom’: why we cut our hair to support protesters in Iran

When Soutiam Goodarzi, a 20-year-old from Leeds, saw videos of women in Iran burning hijabs and cutting their hair, she knew she wanted to do the same. Goodarzi was born in Iran and lived there until she was nine. Now a student at Oxford University, she describes the recent protests in Iran – sparked by … Read more

Mahsa Amini’s death sparks anger at Iran’s morality police | Explanation news

INTERPRETER Protests over the past week in Iran were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, who had been detained for not wearing what authorities called “modest clothing.” A week of protests has rocked Iran after a young woman died after being detained by the country’s so-called morality police. Mahsa Amini, 22, had traveled to … Read more

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour refuses to wear headscarves, demanded by Iranian president

When Iran erupted into violence over the death of a young woman in “morality police” custody, Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, had her own altercation over a headscarf with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Raisi suddenly withdrew from a long-scheduled interview in New York after Amanpour turned down his last-minute demand to wear a headscarf. … Read more

The New Cold War on Access to Safe Abortion in Kenya – Global Issues

Opinion by Stephanie Musho, Ritah Anindo Obonyo (nairobi) Thursday September 22, 2022 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Sep 22 (IPS) – Fatuma is a 24-year-old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021 of complications from an unsafe abortion. Her boyfriend and some of her neighbors found her bleeding profusely and … Read more

Allegations of sexual abuse against aid workers in UN camp South Sudan | News about sexual violence

Malakal, South Sudan – Reports of sexual abuse committed by aid workers at a UN camp in South Sudan first surfaced in 2015, two years after the country’s civil war broke out. Seven years later, such reports have not only continued, but have recently increased, according to a survey by The New Humanitarian and Al … Read more

New Platform Highlights Women’s Leadership in Addressing Global Challenges — Global Issues

The newly established UNGA platform of women leaders held an event where they discussed global issues on the theme: Transformative solutions by women leaders for today’s interconnected challenges. Present were President Katalin Novák of Hungary, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir of Iceland, Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa of Samoa, Prime … Read more

Sanaa Lathan Makes Her Directorial Debut With ‘On The Come Up’

Sanaa Lathan is no stranger to captivating the camera. Her roles in ‘Love & Basketball’, ‘Brown Sugar’ and a number of movies and TV shows that have more than 25years of career are proof of that. But in her latest project, “On the Come Up,” we get to see things through Lathan’s lens as she … Read more

UN reiterates call on Taliban to give girls full access to school – Global Issues

In a strong personal appeal, the UN Secretary-General tweeted Sunday that the past 12 months have been “a year of lost knowledge and opportunities that they will never get back”. Sunday will mark a year ago that girls in Afghanistan were not allowed to attend secondary school. A year of lost knowledge and opportunities that … Read more