Latest posts by PRI/PRX's The World from November, 2015
To the World, He's Malaysia's Most Famous Political Prisoner. To His Daughter, He's Simply ‘My Dear Papa’
Nurul Hana Anwar channeled her sadness into a recently published book, "My Dear Papa". The collages inside offer a deeply personal picture of her father Anwar Ibrahim.
When the Malaysian government imprisoned Anwar Ibrahim, they did not just take away his political career. They also took away a grandfather, a father and a husband.
“If I can create an empathetic bridge for them, through the poem, that that will create a really powerful success story.”
After dental student Deah Barakat was shot to death, his friends and family in the US made his dream of a dental clinic for Syrian refugees happen.
“Even the married people, they don’t talk about adoption. I talk about it because I have a message for my society…[adoption] is the most important thing for society to accept.”
At one US high school, 70 percent of its students cross the border with Mexico each day to attend classes. It's a commute that is far from routine.
Tritha Sinah fronts the band Tritha Electric. Growing up in Kolkata she says music was her way to financial independence and liberation.
“I believe Islam is very tolerant on these issues,” the LGBT activist says. “I believe in God, and God loves. Those who cast us out aren’t God.”
The Duranno Father School is designed to transform stoic Korean dads into more loving and involved parents. The program includes a literal lesson on "how to hug."