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[27 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Arab American Woman Works to Make Peace

Karin Kemp
United States
“What [the attacks] confirmed to me was that as a member of any immigrant community, you can not live on the periphery of society. People cannot speak on your behalf or defend you if they do not know you,” she said.
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In 2012, when insurgents were unleashing a string of attacks across Iraq, who would have dared take on the task of bringing warring religious factions together in face-to-face talks?
That would be Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, an immigrant to the U.S. from the Middle East and founder of Kommon Denominator, a …

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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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[6 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]
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