War & Post-Conflict

Stories from survivors of war, and why gender permeates conflict dynamics.

How one man is trying to make it safer to be LGBTQ in Iraq
- Washington Post


How teen girls become Boko Haram suicide bombers 
- Broadly, VICE

The Taliban are executing women again 
- Broadly, VICE

Filipina Comfort Women Demand Repatriations From Japan 
- Broadly, VICE

Amir Ashour started an online support network to help LGBTQ Iraqis living in fear under the Islamic State. (Photo: Mari Shibata for Washington Post)

Amir Ashour started an online support network to help LGBTQ Iraqis living in fear under the Islamic State. (Photo: Mari Shibata for Washington Post)


Esfat suffered islamophobic abuse just days after the Brexit vote. (Screengrab: Video for Fusion by Mari Shibata)

Esfat suffered islamophobic abuse just days after the Brexit vote. (Screengrab: Video for Fusion by Mari Shibata)

The Brexit Effect

Following the UK vote to leave the European Union, racist attacks increased by 5 times in one week.

These young Brits who voted Brexit have no regrets at all 
- New Statesman

Muslims on Post-Brexit Islamophobia
- Fusion Video


Unsettled Migrants

Reporting on the extent to which refugees and migrants are integrating in places they are trying to call 'home'.

Rape Was A Problem Long Before Refugees Arrived 
- Broadly, VICE

How cooking help Calais migrants "feel human" 
- Munchies, VICE

North Korean defectors testify against human rights abuses
- Associated Press Video

Migrants in Calais prefer to use food aid as a means to cook and host friends than wait for pre-made meals in food distribution tents. (Photos by Mari Shibata for Munchies, VICE)

Migrants in Calais prefer to use food aid as a means to cook and host friends than wait for pre-made meals in food distribution tents. (Photos by Mari Shibata for Munchies, VICE)


Empowering Identity Crisis'

Exploring how people are reconciling their race and gender identities in the developed world.

After the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, these Londoners are learning to fight back at an LGBTQ self-defense club. (Video by Mari Shibata for AJ+)


Subverting Cultural Censorship

Stories of dissidents defying their governments' attempts to silence them.

The "Godfather" Of Iranian Hip-Hop Wants Grassroots Change
- Index on Censorship

How This Dissident Rapper Is Subverting Moroccan Censorship
- Motherboard, VICE

Tanzanian Activists Worry A New Law Will Jail Them For 'Spam'
- Motherboard, VICE

Why Indian Women Are Fighting To Pray Inside Their Own Temples   
- Broadly, VICE


Nature & Environment

From the beauty of the natural world to environmental damage caused by humans.

Snow monkeys living near the resort of Yamanouchi, in the heart of central Japan's hot springs country, have taken to spending much of their time hanging out in the warm waters.
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