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Earthquake in Haiti: Time for Seismic and Systemic Change

January 15, 2010 posted by Linda Basch

As reports filter in from Haiti in the aftermath of Wednesday's catastrophic earthquake, it is difficult to process the sheer immensity of this tragedy. My thoughts go to the tens of thousands of grieving and displaced who are struggling with unimaginable loss. I am also thinking about the hundreds, maybe thousands of colleagues, advocates and humanitarian workers who have sacrificed their lives while trying to rebuild a nation ravaged by hurricane, poverty and continuing mismanagement. The UN mission in Port au Prince is still missing more than 100 staff members and countless schools, clinics and businesses have been destroyed.

I won't go into the long and turbulent history of Haiti's past: revolt against slavery, independence, colonialism, dictatorship, fragile democracy and the US's troubling role in this tested nation's myriad challenges.


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NCRW Network Gets the Facts Out About Health Disparities

January 14, 2010 posted by admin


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Ending Human Trafficking Gains National Recognition in the New Year

January 12, 2010 posted by admin


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FAST FACT: How the Safety Net is Failing Americans

January 12, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird


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Realize Your New Year’s Resolution—negotiate!

January 11, 2010 posted by admin

Originally posted by Ruth Schechter January 7, 2010 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Position and Nuance the Key to Effective Negotiations for Women


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FAST FACT: Latest Unemployment Numbers

January 9, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird


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Seven Days to Preserve the Internet

January 7, 2010 posted by admin

The Women's Media Center has an exclusive from Mary Alice Crim of Free Press on a campaign for net neutrality. Check out what she has to say about women's rights, utilizing the internet, and the FCC:


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VIDEO: Women Will Not Get Thrown Under The Bus by Health Reform

January 4, 2010 posted by admin

To learn more about the campaign, Not Under the Bus, visit their website.

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Just Released! Latest Big Five Fact Sheet on Affordable Healthcare

December 18, 2009 posted by admin

 

 

 

 

As debate around healthcare reform heats up in the Senate, come read the facts about women and access to affordable healthcare. According to our research, there are more than 17 million women in the U.S. without any health coverage at all, and this number continues to grow each year. We also found that two-thirds of uninusred women (67%) report delaying or foregoing care due to costs. Download our latest fact sheet, Access to Affordable Healthcare, to learn more!

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FAST FACT: Immigrant women made up approximately 12 percent of all women in the United States in 2008

December 17, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird

The Migration Policy Institute just published a spotlight on immigrant women. It includes the latest data on labor force participation and socioeconomic status. Here’s a preview:

  • The 18.9 million immigrant women in the United States in 2008 made up approximately 12 percent of all women in the country.
  • While the majority of immigrant women had a high school degree or higher, they were less likely than immigrant men to have a bachelor's or advanced degree.
  • Nearly a third of immigrant female workers in fall 2009 were employed in service occupations

For many more stats as well as related articles, click here.

 


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