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About Jameen Kaur

Jameen Kaur is campaigns officer for Amnesty International in Galway, Ireland. She reported for openDemocracy from the Nobel Women's Initiative (NWI) conference in June 2007. She writes here in a personal capacity.

Articles by Jameen Kaur

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Is gender a universal category? The double edged sword of identity politics.

Jameen Kaur reports on the three day conference on ‘Women Deepening Democracy: Transforming Gender Equality. From Groucho Marx to a Revolution Fund – and beyond.

Meeri Piribis: carrying the torch of hope

“No more will we let the army decide, the insurgents decide, or the patriarchal structures of our societies that control our lives and our movements. We will act and lead on our needs and our priorities, not theirs”. Jameen Kaur talks to Binalakshmi Nepram Mentschel about her work to end decades of violence in Manipur

“We have failed. We have nothing to celebrate”

There is a growing wave of unrest among young women at the failure of governments to recognise and implement reproductive rights as a human right for all.

India's silent tragedy

A shockingly high maternal mortality rate reveals government inaction on halting preventable deaths. Jameen Kaur asks, where is the delivery of rights for India's "invisible women"?

India's most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, is recognised the world over. Built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, it represents a particular poignancy, as Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth.

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