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[4 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Reflections from CSW: Memories Are Revolutionary

Commentary by Alicia Simoni
Community Manager and Staff Writer
I’m sure I’m not alone in disliking doctor’s appointments. Thankfully it’s been years since I’ve even had a cold, so my visits are typically just routine business. These appointments don’t make me uncomfortable because I dread any particular procedure or fear a certain diagnosis. It’s the part when a kind physician sits across from me and asks me to recount my family’s medical history that I hate. Does anyone in your extended family suffer from heart disease? I don’t know. Does anyone …

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[16 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
I want to bring about a summit between North Korea and the US President

Han Myeong Sook
Korea
Korea is a uniquely divided country in the world. It is the last one to be still divided, so peace is the most important issue, especially for women and children.
The dialogue about unification is dominated by men, and there is no room for Track II initiatives. That’s why we held the North East Asian Women’s Peace Conference, our own Six Party Talks from a feminist perspective.I believe that peace between South and North Korea is closely related to peace in the larger North East Asia region. We …

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[14 Apr 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
New Law Hurts All Afghan Women, Not Just the Shia

Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan
A new law has been approved in Afghanistan which limits equality in the society and weakens women’s rights and their movements. I do not want to call the new law a law for Shia women. It is a new law for Afghan women. I do not want to call them the minority, because we are all Afghans and we are the members of the same society and country.
Islam is a religion based on justice and equality. It emphasizes education and the rights of men and women. It is not …

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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 …