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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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More Midwife Training to Tackle Maternity, Child Deaths

New York, N.Y.  Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater investment to increase the number of midwives and enhance the quality and reach of their services. Abissdoum Charlotte, 26, with […]

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Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Human Trafficking on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C.  Senior United States Senator Richard Blumenthal urged the Senate floor this week to elect Loretta Elizabeth Lynch, current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the next U.S. Attorney General. As the Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking, Senator Blumenthal strongly believes that Mrs. Lynch is […]

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U.N. Kicks off International Women’s Day Celebration, Gender Equality

New York, N.Y.  In India, women carry food. Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark6 March 2015 – Despite great strides in the advancement of gender parity, women still lag behind men across an array of critical areas, from political representation and wage inequality to education – a gender gap that the United Nations is once again tackling […]

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