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[18 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Mothering in the “Ramallah Bubble”

Nora Lester Murad
Jerusalem, Palestine
“Should I protect my children from the horrors of occupation if I can? Or should I show them the truth even if it hurts?”
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Palestinians know what “Ramallah Bubble” refers to, even if they’ve not heard the term. The city of Ramallah is palpably different from the rest of Palestine. It’s the lifestyle, the mindset, the money, and, above all else, the irking feeling that it might suddenly burst.
Inside Ramallah, Israeli incursions are relatively infrequent and movement is unencumbered. Palestinian police stand on nearly every corner in the …

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[13 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
Checking the Sharks: A Window of Opportunity for Indian Health Care

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Araddhya Mehtta, who graduated from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and has worked for Oxfam UK since 2010 as a Global Health Campaigner. Before that she was the manager of Oxford Hub and worked with the Action North East Trust, Assam; the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi; and the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University. She did her undergraduate and post graduate degrees in History from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University respectively. In her spare …

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[12 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
Health Care for Women: Basic Right or Market Commodity?

Mary Liepold
Editor in Chief
Is health care a human right? Here in the United States the answer depends on your political persuasion. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says it IS, and so does the Constitution of the World Health Organization. Article 25 goes on to say that motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and protection.
Yet of the eight Millennium Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 1990, #5, Maternal Health, had the most disappointing results when progress was assessed for the 2012 report. Secretary …

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[11 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Enough Is Enough: CSW 57 Takes on Violence against Women

We must all insist on the protection of the rights of women and girls to live in dignity, free of violence and discrimination. Enough is enough!

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