Tag Archives: democracy

Many Malalas: Muzoon Almellehan, Syrian Activist for Girl’s Education

Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize winning education activist who survived an assassination attempt and has become a world-wide icon for democracy, is only one of many young leaders fighting for girls’ right to learn. Muzoon Almellahan, a Syrian refugee since 2015, is fighting the same fight from Newcastle, England. Muzoon has been dubbed “the Syrian […]

Visionary Leadership from Pro-Democracy Women in the Middle East

The 1st Middle East Women’s Conference opened in Diyarbakır, Turkey this summer. The conference, a gathering of visionary women’s movement leaders from the Middle East, was dedicated to the memory of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan, Leyla Şaylemez, who were brutally murdered in Paris on 9 January. It was organized by the Democratic Free Women Movement […]

Update: Teddy Bear Leadership (Belarus Dictatorship Protest)

The Teddy Bears no picnic in Belarus… 879 stuffed emissaries of peace fell from the sky over Belarus on July 4, 2012, dropped from a single-engine plane, bearing the message”We support the Belarusan struggle for free speech.” Studio Total, a Swedish advertising agency, sponsored the event, which generated arrests and diplomatic ejection from within Belarus […]