Public reaction to violence against women in Turkey tended to involve women's organization alone. That changed over the weekend, as Turkish men — many dressed in miniskirts — protested, alongside women, in Istanbul in the wake of the brutal murder of 20-year-old Özgecan Aslan.
Nahida Ahmed Rashid began her military career years ago, fighting for the Kurdish separatist cause. Now she's the highest-ranking woman in the Kurdish peshmerga and squaring off with her troops against Islamic militants who've taken northern Iraq by storm.
Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.
In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.
An LGBT trailblazer, the former lawmaker sees greater acceptance in America on sexual orientation — and greater antipathy toward Congress. However, he notes, Indiana's anti-gay bill shows that ''prejudice is alive and well.''
Mohammad Jibran Nasir is a 28-year-old lawyer and civil rights activist from Pakistan. He’s touring the United States to promote his message of anti-extremism, and to raise awareness around his two social campaigns, #NeverForgetPk and #ReclaimYourMosques.
The US spends millions trying to secure the US-Mexico border with agents, cameras and a huge wall. But just beyond that wall in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, residents are fighting for the street lights needed to make the area more safe.