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[17 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]
“Woman’s Crop” Can Lift Women and Save Lives

Laura Musimbi
Kenya
For the past six months I have been in neighbouring Uganda studying for a diploma course in Business Mentorship. Meanwhile, I have an issue for pondering at my hands, and this is about the current economic recession that has spread worldwide. I wonder what else is left to eat for the struggling women out there. So I am considering how to reorganize my team here to look at a food crop called Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato(OFSP.
Sweet potato is an important food that can offer significant opportunities for poor people …

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[9 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Future Looks Bright for Women

Eman Mohammed
Gaza
For the past few decades, the world locally and internationally has victimized women. Although they didn’t ask for or choose that victim role, they were blamed for it anyway and cut off from most their rights.
This oppression continued and went farther by stopping women from getting education, work, ambitions, opinions, and dreams. The goal was to erase the women’s personalities and replace them with the form that others chose instead.
However, the magic was reversed on the magician when women started to talk back and rebel against these unfair, man-made …

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[6 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
To the Women of the World

Dr. V. Mohini Giri
India
International Woman’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
As modern women, we are all aware of the right to fashion, the right to work, the right to have equal participation in life, and the right to the highest and best education in the world. But on Women’s Day, today, it is imperative to delve into the more refined rights of women and remind ourselves of the legislations and …

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[6 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
No Reconciliation, No Celebration for Women Here

Yopa
Somalia
Somalia, a country ravaged by battles and wars. Bandits who rape the girls and kidnap innocent people spread throughout the country.
The Somali people, who once lived in the most stable country in Africa, now become hostages for clan-based fighting that left everything brown and dried. Nothing green is left.
The Al-shabab Group, those who confiscated the southern part of the country, rejected women to celebrate Women’s Day. That left all females disappointed.
However, the bigger question is, how can Somalis get reliable reconciliation to restore their former flash of hope?