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Celebrate Women Leaders

March 8th 2010 is International Women’s Day.  Inspired by New York City garment workers’ demand for better working conditions, International Women’s Day is now a time to  celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Unifem, UNESCO, and other organizations will be hosting events all over the world to celebrate…
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Say NO - UNiTE against violence

“I left my home with the man that is now my husband when I was 14-years-old. I thought I was going to have a better life, but it didn’t turn out that way. I dedicated myself to maintaining our home while my husband worked. According to him, the woman’s role is to take care of…
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Poor Children Pay with Their Health

With the nation’s attention focused on the future of healthcare in the US, we are reminded of the profound connection between poverty and health and that so many around the world still lack access to affordable healthcare. Children from poor households are at consistently higher risk of being exposed to inadequate water and sanitation, crowding,…
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"Economica" - The Economics of Being a Woman

How do women interact with the economy? How can we work to alleviate poverty? How does investing in women change a country? The International Museum of Women’s current exhibit, Economica , tackles these issues and more.  Economica explores the role of women in the growing global economy through audio slideshows, podcasts, forum conversations and essays. …
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Investing in Girls and Women

Pro Mujer was featured on stage at the opening of the fifth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Introducing this year’s focus on investing in girls and women, President Clinton noted, “Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, and produce 50 percent of the food, yet earn only 10 percent of the…
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