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by Giulia Nembrini

EPOS Insights

At first glance, Fahima, Antoinette, Lina, Rania, Kinda are just Arabic names to us, mere symbols of a nation that is slowly fading away. In fact, those are the names of normal women from Aleppo who are facing unimaginable struggles daily,to provide for their families’ basic needs, feckless people in the larger game played by the major powers involved in the conflict. These are their stories and their everyday lives


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Epos converses with Mahboba Jamshidi

by Emanuela Del Re (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Mahboba Jamshidi is the Head of the Department of Women Affairs (DoWa) of Herat. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, she discusses the current situation of Afghan women, and she stresses the importance of education programmes and trainings in order to make the society confident with the gender issue. She focuses on the challenges that the Afghan women are facing and have to face in the coming future, and she points out the role of women at the table of negotiation. Mahboba Jamshidi also talks about her private life as a woman, a wife and a mother, and she expresses her wishes for her family, for women and for Afghanistan

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Epos converses with Ammara Farooq Malik

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Mrs. Ammara Malik is a Pakistani High Court Lawyer and an MA in Political Science. She has been involved in peacekeeping and peacebuilding issues since long time, and she is currently heading the SEPLAA Foundation as the Founder & CEO. In this exclusive interview for EPOS she discusses Pakistan's current situation, talking about sensitive topics such as the issue of the minorities and the condition of the Christian community in the country, the role of women in Pakistan, the status quo of the Pakistani Civil Society and the challenges that the population and all the institutions are asked to face

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Epos converses with Seema Shekhawat

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Seema Shekhawat is an Indian social scientist and expert in gender, conflict and peace; in this exclusive interview for EPOS she talks about the film India's Daughter, and the echo and the effects that its banning has had in India. India's Daughter is a "controversial" documentary-film directed by Leslee Udwin, based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old woman. Before the film was even released, it has been banned in India and has caused much upheaval. Why has Delhi banned and censored the documentary? What is India afraid of? Seema Shekhawat replies to these and other questions, and she analyses the issues of rape in India, arguing that both society and state together have to act to prevent sexual violence against women

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Epos converses with Maria Butler

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Maria Butler is the international Director of the PeaceWomen Programme of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, known as WILPF, the longest serving women's peace organization. In the work to make international policy more effective and advance accountability, she has authored numerous publications including the "Women, Peace and Security Handbook", an expert analysis of the Security Council's resolutions. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Maria Butler talks about the role of women in mediation and negotiation at the national and international level, and focuses on the role of Syrian women's group in the Civil War and at the table of negotiation. She also points out the challenges that women involved in mediation are asked to face

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Epos converses with Farian Sabahi

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

The Italian-Iranian journalist Farian Sabahi is an expert in Iranian politics and society, and Professor of "Middle East: History, Religion and Politics" at Bocconi University in Milan, and of International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Valle d'Aosta. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, she talks about the role of women in the Islamic Republic, the challenge of Rohani administration, the problems that women have to face, and the role of women's movement and women's groups in the country

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