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[11 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Election with Peace – and Almost Parity!

Sellina Kanyerere-Mkweteza
Malawi
The 2009 Presidential and Parliamentarian elections shook Malawi on the 19th May. I found myself waking up at 3 am to find myself a place in the line. At 6.00 am, the voting started. Slowly the lines moved towards the ballot boxes. My four year old daughter accompanied us. She was so eager to dip her index finger in the ink, but we convinced her that she would vote in the afternoon because all the children would vote during that time. Well, she is a kid, so parents are …

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[3 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
China Needs Your Love

Yi Wang
China
To me as one of the new generation born in the 80s, the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 were an incident veiled and hidden in history. I finally satisfied my curiosity about the movement during my study-abroad period in France. Through the publications that I read and the videotapes recorded online that I watched, I became fully aware of what exactly happened back in 1989.  Now I consider the student protesters as the ONE generation who truly possessed a sense of social responsibility for our nation.
Although the demonstration ended …

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[30 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
My Company Has a Soul

Tala Abu Taha
Jordan
I am a journalist and a pioneering public relations professional. VARCC-Arabian Communications, the all-woman PR company that I founded, has both corporate and NGO clients. I work to have an income, and I know how to be as corporate as can be, but always with social responsibility.
I follow my passion, so my company has a soul. It does lots of work for nonprofits, and especially for women. I want to empower women because they are so dedicated. My pride right now is a campaign to make girls aware …

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[15 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Al Quds Conference: No Democracy without Women

Raneen Hadeed
East Jerusalem
On May 3 I attended an international conference on Women, Leadership, State, and Society at my university, Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. The conference was developed through a partnership between Al-Quds University and Brandeis University, a Jewish-sponsored institution in the US, and funded by the Ford Foundation. Speakers from different Palestinian universities and different US universities participated in the intensive, concurrent sessions.
The conference organizing committee from AL-Quds University is Professor Fadwa Al Labbadi, Professor Najah Al Khaeeb, Professor Amneh Badran , and Professor Mutaz Qafiseh. From Brandeis University …