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Virginia Vigliar


Words In the Bucket

Is the future of AI inclusive?

September 24, 2018

“The idea is that we are building our own MIT here,” says Roya Mahboob, founder of Digital Citizen fund, and one of the first Afghan women to become C...

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The All-Girl Afghan Robotics Team Was Banned from Entering the US. Now It’s Inspiring a Revolution

May 4, 2018

“It’s time to take our future into our own hands,” Roya Mahboob told me.A year ago, the Afghan entrepreneur represented a four-strong girl’s Robotics ...

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Define your fears, and be free

February 13, 2018

I met Cynthia at a café in Goa, India, and before that, I had never realised how important it was to define my fears.She did it with ease and grace wi...

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This is the moment

January 31, 2018

This is the moment women speak up.This is the moment women express themselves.This is the moment women march for women.This is the moment men march fo...

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Young Iranians Are Using These Apps to Bypass Government Oppression

August 28, 2017

Last May, Iranians re-elected president Hassan Rouhani, a reformist leader, in hopes he will slowly edge Iran toward a more open and progressive socio...

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Hiding in plain sight: How a champion Pakistani athlete eluded the Taliban for years

July 20, 2017

“I come from the same blood as Taliban,” Maria Toorpakai Wazir said in a recent speech at the Oslo Freedom Forum, a human rights conference that happe...



A freelance journalist and editor based in Barcelona. My areas of focus are

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