It was an ordinary school day in the village of Santana Ramos, Colombia, when guerilla soldiers entered Dora’s classroom on 18 November 2008.
Unidentified militants have abducted 40 children in a recent attack on a farm in Katsina state, northern Nigeria.
During 10 years of intense government persecution, Atamurat, Zamira and other church members cautioned their children to keep quiet about their faith.
In Uzbekistan’s conservative Muslim culture, women can almost go unnoticed, leading hard lives of unending work around the home or farm. So when visitors appear, especially during the long, cold winters, women are usually glad to take a break and drink tea with a newcomer.
Anton frowned and pressed the ‘end call’ button on his phone after again receiving no answer from his mother, Mussalam, in Uzbekistan. He usually spoke with her every couple of days from his home in Russia.
I am Suzanne* from Afghanistan. I was a computer science student at Kabul Polytechnic University. As the world is aware of past events and developments in Afghanistan, the conditions for women’s education and employment are not favourable at all for women.