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[15 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Immigrants’ Rights Are a Women's Issue

Gisela Santiago
Los Angeles, United States
“All women — regardless of immigration status or of color —  deserve equal access to reproductive care and equal treatment in all aspects of life. Immigrants’ rights are a women’s issue.”
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May 1st, known as International Workers Day, has become a day to demand full rights for immigrants and work equality here in Los Angeles and across the US. Even though the United States is known as a place of opportunity and success, the harsh reality is that while there are stories of success there are also …

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[14 May 2013 | 13 Comments | ]
Can Faith Substitute for Human Rights?

Yasmine Mahmoud Fakhry
Alexandria, Egypt
“While the international community and human rights activists emphasize that human rights are universal, inalienable and imprescriptible, the truth is that human rights are inherent only in places where the culture of human rights exists.”
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Through my work as a human rights educator, I sought to bring hope to young people and motivate them to be agents of change. I lived the happiest days of my life teaching, especially because I maintained a good rapport and a positive relationship with my students. I have been blessed by the …

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[9 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Peace X Peace @ 10: The Road Ahead

We have big goals for 2013. We are launching a series of leadership training programs ― short online courses and multi-day training workshops. We will hold in-person cross-cultural dialogues both in Washington DC, the United Arab Emirates, and beyond. We are growing our popular Mentorship program as well as our Connection Point web dialogues so more and more women can strengthen each other. We are expanding our advocacy efforts in the field of women, peace, and security to advance peace and the status of women everywhere. We are in conversation …

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