Europe’s failure to help refugees in Libya is driving them across the Atlantic. BY PRIYALI SUR | JUNE 26, 2019, 1:12 PM One recent June week, the United States stopped a record number of African refugees and migrants at its southern border. Hundreds of people fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and… Continue Reading
It’s been 15 years since the UN passed UNSCR 1325. How has Women, Peace, and Security policy changed in Afghanistan and the Congo since then? BY PRIYALI SUR | OCTOBER 21, 2015, 11:47 AM Oct. 31, 2000, was a landmark day in the fight for women’s rights. The United Nations Security Council adopted UNSCR 1325 recognizing the disproportionate impact that… Continue Reading
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 | Priyali Sur | INTERNATIONAL Many of the 3,000 refugees who spent last night on the Serbian side of the Roszke Horgos border are women and children. Hungary shut its border with Serbia on Tuesday, saying that refugees had to apply for asylum from a transit center before entering the country. Hungarian authorities said that criminal proceedings would be launched… Continue Reading
‘Men Against the Tide’ features men from rural and urban India who are challenging patriarchal norms and risking their life to fight for women’s rights. It tells the inspiring story of 7 men from across the country who have risked their lives to join the fight for gender equality.
Award-winning investigative documentary on human trafficking in India
These were originally published in Women Under Siege http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org/author/profile/priyali-sur By Priyali Sur/Contributor — August 4, 2016 Samos, Greece—“My friend, my friend!” Two little Syrian girls come running toward me as they see the camera around my neck. These two words are part of their limited English vocabulary, a language they are being taught in school… Continue Reading
The story was initially published in PBS Newshour BY PRIYALI SUR February 15, 2017 at 9:13 PM We sat sipping slushy mojitos. It was the kind of night that makes you want to throw away your heels and dance without a care in the world. Swaying to the electro house music at Kuli Alma in… Continue Reading
“The Third Gender” explores the lives of the transgender community in India – their hopes and aspirations post the landmark Indian Supreme Court judgment in April 2014 recognising them as the “third gender’. The documentary captures the lives of the members of the transgender community in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. These are powerful stories about… Continue Reading
In India, the battle for justice is on many fronts for women who survive acid attacks. They continue, in part, because the government has failed to regulate the sales of acid and police have repeatedly failed to even take reports of attacks.
The original version of this article appeared on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat and The Diplomat. http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/climate-change-and-human-trafficking-a-deadly-combination/ -February 25, 2015 The story of Uma Tudu captures the endless cycle of poverty, violence, and suffering faced by too many girls in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.* At 16, following floods that destroyed her village,… Continue Reading