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May 18, 2018

Photography gives us the ability to capture a moment to hold long after it’s time has passed. In an age of snapshot photography, Katy infuses her photography with meaning and emotion, communicating beyond what is immediately visible. In Fall 2017, she joined the WRN de...


A Kashmir-born Pakistani woman, Ms. Farhat Asif is the founder of Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, a leading research think-tank in Pakistan.  She is also the Co-founder of Pakistan’s first multilingual monthly Magazine, The...

September 14, 2017

A small circle of my friends and I have regular Iftar dinner parties (breaking of the Ramadan fast each night) that gives us a chance to have a break from the daily mourning, pain, suffering and blood shed that we all witness among us. In our neighborhood among our col...

As we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, WRN spoke with Board Member Judge Najla Ayoubi, a lawyer and former judge from Afghanistan, about the role and importance of women at the grassroots in the global fight against violent extremism. With her extensive experi...

How it started does not matter. Everything is different now.

A spark, a simmer, a stranger’s torch—everything burns anyway.

The first insult, the first stone—remote realities, not mine.

To rage, to wage, to flee—nothing decided by me.

The shells hurt us all, but they wou...

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Women in Pakhtun Long March: Building Peace and Challenging Stereotypes

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