The Women

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Human sufferings are similar throughout the world. It is not as if some people suffer more in one part of the world because of one issue and the others confronted with a similar problem suffer less elsewhere. We all, who come to America from other countries, keep endlessly convincing the folks back home that America is not all what we see in Hollywood movies.

America is indeed the world’s sole super power. Yet, it is still not the Utopian land where people remain oblivious to the connotation of pain, suffering, hunger and torture.

I found my today’s interaction at the Cronkite School with the team of 2010 News 21 Knight fellows very insightful and thought-provoking. We spoke to Cronkite students who reported on immigrant women’s issues.

” It is the economic reasons that drive many to illegally cross the border,” said Lauren Gambino, who worked in the project, “a person who earns $6 a day in Mexico can’t resist earning $6 per hour a few miles away in another country.”

These illegal migrant women, among other issues,  face trafficking, abduction, detention and disappearance. (Read More)

Posted By: Malik Siraj Akbar

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Malik Siraj Akbar is the editor of the Baloch Hal (, the first online English newspaper of Balochistan province in Pakistan. He also is the chief reporter for the Daily Balochistan Express and a former bureau chief of the Daily Times in Pakistan. His articles have been published on the op-ed pages of leading English-language Asian newspapers, such as the Times of India. Malik blogs on

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