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1. Economic Security    2. Education    3. Health    4. Immigration    5. Violence

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  • July 30, 2010

    Guardian: Rape is often used as a weapon of war in Africa, with both men and women being victimized.  Human rights activists are pushing to ensure that men are involved in discussions and policy making, in the hopes that education and access to...

  • July 17, 2010

    MSNBC: Due to a government sterilization campaign, Uzbec women are being pressured to have surgical sterilization, and in many cases, are operated in without their consent.   Government workers urge women of childbearing age to have...

  • July 15, 2010

    New York Times: Women in Guatemala make up about 15% of murder victims, in a country which has a murder rate of about 49 per 100,000 inhabitants.  A federal court is now considering political asylum claims from a Guatemalan woman who claims that...

  • July 14, 2010

    Huffington Post: The new report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) shows that violence against the LGBTQ  population has skyrocketed at the same time that hate crime legislation is on the table and the economic...

  • July 13, 2010

    CNN: Because of the high rates of femicide in their home counties, Guatemalean women may be able to seek asylum in the United States.  The women face an uphill battle and will have to prove that their lives are in danger, that the systematic...

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At a time when twelve states have legalized same-sex marriage, it appears that LGBTQ rights are moving in a positive direction, even politically.  Republican politicians are becoming more vocal...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 2:00pm
Let’s try something. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear “gun violence?” OK, what’s the second? Were either of those words “women?” In...
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 4:42pm
Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D., Director of Research and Programs, was interviewed by Pasadena public radio KPCC on March 19th. AirTalk host Larry Mantle explored the controversy over reauthorizing the...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 3:42pm
Today is the culmination of the Nobel Women's Inititative's conference to end sexual violence in conflict.  And how appropriate--they are ending it with a day of action!  Love it. ...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:38am
Today marks the beginning of the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Conference on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict. This three-day conference gathers over 100 women—including Nobel...
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:41pm

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