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TIME: ‘We Must Protect Our Girls.’ Will Pakistan Finally Vote to End Child Marriage?

Aisha was 14 years old when she married a man almost a decade older in a match arranged by her parents. “I was just thinking I would have the opportunity to wear good clothes and high heels,” Aisha, now 35, tells TIME.

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Washington Post: The Embargo of Qatar Is Hurting Foreign Workers More Than Qatari Citizens

The blockade may have the biggest effect on Qatar’s largest — and most overlooked — population: foreign migrant workers, who make up about 90 percent of the country’s population.

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Pakistan’s Deported Masses

“That hell” was a windowless, dark cell in Brooklyn that Anser Mehmood, a Pakistani truck driver, had inhabited alone for four months in 2001. Mehmood was a father to four children, at the time living in the port city of Bayonne, New Jersey on the Atlantic coastline. Guards surveilled him night and day from a computer monitor, watching his morose face harshly animated under the fluorescent lights.

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Aung San Suu Kyi: The Lady of Burma and Steward of Myanmar’s Precarious Future

“Democracy, like liberty, justice and other social and political rights, is not ‘given,’ it is earned through courage, resolution, and sacrifice,” Aung San Suu Kyi famously wrote about her struggle for power in an undemocratic Burma.
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