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Street scene in Cairo

Street scene in Cairo


Popular Views about Islam and Politics in the Arab World (PDF) 
From Morocco to Yemen, people have taken to the streets to demand a democratic alternative to the prevailing political and economic order. 

On July 9 of 2011, Sudan, Africa’s largest country, split into two nations. This billboard says

On July 9 of 2011, Sudan, Africa’s largest country, split into two nations. This billboard says "Viva Independence."


Sudan’s Secession and the Future Ahead: A Conversation with Professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla (PDF) 
On July 9, 2011, Sudan, Africa’s largest country, split into two nations.

Gays and supporters take part in the 15th Gay Pride Parade at Paulista Avenue on June 26, 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Gays and supporters take part in the 15th Gay Pride Parade at Paulista Avenue on June 26, 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil.


The Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Unions in Brazil: A Historical Perspective (PDF)
On May 5, 2011, Brazil became the sixth Latin American nation to recognize same- sex couples’ right to form civil unions.

The women involved in the Egyptian revolution are of all ages and social groups.

The women involved in the Egyptian revolution are of all ages and social groups.


Women and the Arab Spring: Human Rights from the Ground Up (PDF)
The Egyptian revolution revealed how women in Egypt are redefining the most crucial human rights issues which impact their lives.

U-M sophomore Brooke Bidwell helped deliver a healthy baby boy while interning at a hospital in Ecuador.

U-M sophomore Brooke Bidwell helped deliver a healthy baby boy while interning at a hospital in Ecuador.


International Internship — Six Weeks in an Ecuadorian Maternity Clinic (PDF)
U-M sophomore Brooke Bidwell traveled to Ecuador to participate in a medical internship. The experience was pivotal in shaping her future plans.

Palais Wilson, named after American President Woodrow Wilson, is the headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights.

Palais Wilson, named after American President Woodrow Wilson, is the headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights.


International Internship: Soroptimist International of Europe (PDF)
U-M junior Rachael Hancock interned with Geneva-based Soroptimist International. The organization aims to empower women.