N’dea Yancey-Bragg is a sophomore at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she studies Journalism, International Affairs, and English Literature. She is currently working as a student research fellow at the Fuller Project for International Reporting in Istanbul where she contributes research and reporting. Her professional and academic interests include human rights, global politics, and race relations, and she hopes to pursue a career as a foreign correspondent.

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According to the UN Population Fund, Egypt is ranked the second worst country in the world for sexual harassment, after Afghanistan. A study by UN Women found that 99.3 percent of Egyptian girls and women surveyed reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime. Women reported feeling unsafe on public transportation or …

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Even nearly 15 years after the fall of the Taliban, issues of safety, a lack of female teachers, and cultural pressures combine to prevent girls from getting an education.   “The status of girls’ education in Afghanistan right now, if I could sum it up in one word, is precarious,” says Beth Murphy, a filmmaker […]

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