New Internationalist

Articles by Nikki van der Gaag

Ethiopia’s young men: Between hope and a hard place

In an attempt to improve women’s lives, this east African country is leaving young men behind, writes Nikki van der Gaag.

  • September 12, 2016
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Chilcot report: looking back on why we went to war with Iraq

If Tony Blair and George W. Bush had listened to Iraqis we would be living in a different world, Nikki van der Gaag writes.

  • July 6, 2016
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Deeds not words: in the spirit of the suffragettes

The film industry is failing women, but there is hope, as Nikki van der Gaag explains.

  • October 20, 2015
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The fatherhood revolution

For Father’s day, Nikki van der Gaag discusses feminism, men and unravelling gender stereotypes.

  • June 19, 2015
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The boys in Brazil's favelas who shun violence

Gender activist Gary Barker sees young men who respect woman and are connected fathers.

  • July 1, 2011
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights

"It is no longer acceptable to live in a world where young girls are taken out of school and forced into early marriage, where women’s employment opportunities are limited, and where the threat of gender-based violence is a daily reality — at home, in the street, at school and at work." - Michele Bachelet, Head of UN Women

  • March 7, 2011
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Because I am a girl... How young women’s rights are being ignored

Nikki van der Gaag reveals how, in many countries around the world, girls are still discriminated against, abused and treated as second-class citizens – just because they are girls.

  • October 1, 2007
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Girl power?

What is really happening to girls in a post-feminist world

  • July 1, 2007
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Pedalling to Hawaii

Pedalling to Hawaii by Stevie Smith

  • May 1, 2006
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Caste out

Nikki van der Gaag reveals how some practices persist even in the West.

  • July 1, 2005
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The other side of silence

Violence against women is a bigger killer than cancer or traffic accidents. Nikki van der Gaag explains what can be done.

  • November 1, 2004
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Women who have moved worlds

A few of the many who are creating justice.

  • November 1, 2004
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Fish money

Relations between the sexes in rural Gambia.

  • November 1, 2004
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A woman's rite

Why is it so hard to change traditional practices? Nikki van der Gaag reports on a group that is trying.

  • November 1, 2004
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What women have gained and what they are in danger of losing

Nikki van der Gaag looks at what has changed for women over the years – and what has not.

  • November 1, 2004
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No turning back: The history of feminism and the future of women

No Turning Back by Estelle B Freedman

  • November 1, 2002
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Iraq: The Pride And The Pain.

Nikki van der Gaag finds that human rights have a different meaning when viewed from Baghdad.

  • September 5, 1999
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Poverty: challenging the myths

Nikki van der Gaag explores the deeper meanings of poverty.

  • March 1, 1999
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