Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman's Journey Through Iraq. A former editor at New Internationalist, she has been reporting from the Middle East for two decades.
Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in extremism, both foreign and domestic.
The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism for a better future, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: Covered or revealed, the female body is merely an object when it comes to the eyes of the patriarchy, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: Jingoism and celebrating a flag are no match for recognising the diversity of immigration that has made America great, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Society: Anti-racism campaigners vastly outnumbered far-right activists in Vancouver this weekend, reports Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.
Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human rights abusers"?
Blog: Military hubris prevents lessons being learned about the re-emergence of armed extremist groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.