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Wow-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts

Credit Clara Kasavina

Buying Mother’s Day gifts year-in and year-out can be a challenge with respect to keeping ideas fresh and unexpected on Mom’s part. I personally love gifting unexpected things—products that may not have been on her radar, but that she’ll absolutely adore and make great use of to simplify and enhance her lifestyle. ‘OMG’ gifts likely […]

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Hailed, All-Female Indian Police Unit Departs U.N. Mission in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia. “We see you as family,” Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf recently told the women of the all-female Indian police unit serving in her country under the United Nations flag. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (left) with members of the all-female Indian Formed Police Unit serving with the UN Mission in Liberia. Photo: Emmanuel Tobey/UNMIL. “If I had […]

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‘Orange the World’ Campaign Effort to End Violence Against Girls, Women

New York, N.Y. From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls, which according to the UN’s agency for gender equality (UN Women) affects one […]

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Women’s Equality Day: U.S. not in Global Top Ten

New York, N.Y. With Aug. 26 being Women’s Equality Day and the U.S. failing to make the top 10 on the Global Gender Gap Index, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality. Congresswoman Pelosi joins small business owners Connie Rivera and Kim Le, […]

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On International Widows Day: U.N. Recognizes Invisible Plight of Millions

New York, N.Y.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the world on the fifth International Widows’ Day “to assert the rights of those whose bereavement is followed by exclusion, abuse or the loss of homes, livelihoods and social standing.” In India, members of a network of single women, Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan, that helps […]

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Michelle Obama, Perfect Partner for Peace Corps and ‘Let Girls Learn’

London, U.K. I was so inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks about the importance of girls’ education yesterday in London. “There are 62 million young women like all of the girls here and around the country who aren’t getting an education, and their potential is just being lost. And we can’t afford that. We […]

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U.N. Calls for ‘Urgent Measures’ in Promoting Girls’ Education

Geneva, Switzerland.  Although the empowerment of women has been among the most significant achievements of the past century, the international community must “push further” in its struggle to ensure the right to education for all girls, the top UN human rights official declared today. Girls play in the schoolyard at Santo Niño Elementary School in […]

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Defining a Transformation: The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell

By William Klaber New York, N.Y.  One day in 1855, Lucy Ann Lobdell cut her hair, changed clothes and went off to live the rest of her life as a man, making history at every turn.  In frontier Minnesota she was put on trial for the crime of wearing men’s clothes.  In Pennsylvania she was […]

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EOD Warrior Foundation Partners with the UK Felix Fund to Raise Money for EOD Warriors and Their Families

Wow-Worthy Mother’s Day Gifts

Credit Clara Kasavina

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