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Habiba Akther

Habiba holds a masters in Human Rights Law from SOAS and is currently leading outreach and project work for an international gender-justice organization called SAHR. She is interested in middle eastern politics, post-colonial theory and the role of religion in the discourse of women rights and feminist thought. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and drinking overpriced coffees.

My Nani

A memoir marking 11 years / Like the sky / my beloved is everywhere / but next to me / – rupi kaur I remember the day my Nani died. It was a cold January morning. I was putting my…

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Women in Daesh: more than ‘jihadi brides’?

The gendered dynamic within Islamist organisations has been overlooked, making it hard to explain the unprecedented rise of western women joining Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) in Iraq and Syria. Women are integral to the longevity of such organisations and…

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