Malalai Joya is an Afghan politician, writer and human rights activist. She was the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new parliament. But in 2007, she was suspended from the body for her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons and their cronies.
Each Thursday we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.Amy Ernst has been volunteering with the Congolese organization COPERMA in North Kivu province in eastern Congo. The region has been ravaged by war and many of the victims are women. Th
This summer WBEZ featured the series After the Wars. Veterans from different conflicts shared their personal experiences of war through photographs and through their own memories.Theodore Peters was one of those profiled and he lives in the Chicago area.