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Yemen study guide: How to explain images of war to your students

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More than 9,000 people have died in Yemen’s civil war since 2015, according to the UN, and 22 million people require humanitarian assistance every day. Continue reading

Ambitious girls ride the waves in Bangladesh’s beach town

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In the South Asian country of Bangladesh, poverty is widespread and girls are often married in their early teens. However, at the world’s longest beach and Bangladesh’s only beach town, which has one of the highest rates of poverty in the country, a group of girl surfers feel empowered when they might otherwise be expected to fulfill traditional roles in the house. Continue reading

How one female ice hockey player from the United Arab Emirates is living her dream

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The National Hockey League celebrated ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ in February, as a time for promoting inclusiveness and a positive environment for all–including both men and women. Continue reading

American Muslim Marine hopes to foster dialogue about religion

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Mansoor Shams is a former U.S. Marine who served from 2000 to 2004. Shams has been traveling around the U.S. with a sign that reads, ā€œIā€™m a Muslim and a U.S. Marine, Ask Me Anything.ā€ Continue reading

Trump criticized for response to Muslim military family

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is being roundly criticized for his response to a speech given at the Democratic National Convention last week by the parents of Army Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim American soldier killed in the Iraq War. Continue reading

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