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[11 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]

Commentary by Mary Liston Liepold
Womanpower is in the air this week. Though International Women’s Day (IWD) 2009 was officially observed on Sunday, March 8, it occurred partway through the 53rd annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings at the UN, which end tomorrow, and during Women’s Week and Women’s History Month. And on March 7 in Monrovia, Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and President Tarja Halonen of Finland co-convened the International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security.
Women and Men United to End Violence …

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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?

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[5 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Miriam’s Story

Nadra Mahdi
Sudan
Everything is changed. How can she hold her baby and bring him to their community when she has no husband?
What will she say when they ask her about the baby’s father? No one will believe her. It is a strange story.
But everything that happens after that is miracle. She births the baby and a voice tells her to eat from the palm tree above her and drink from the little river under her. And when anyone asks her about her baby, she must say that she has made a …