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Mothers Fight Back

War, natural disaster, environmental crisis. No matter the threat to their children, mothers fight back.

War, natural disaster, environmental crisis. No matter the threat to their children, mothers fight back.

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Once Again, It’s Not Just Abortion: The Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Global Gag Rule

This past week’s debacle with the Susan G. Komen Foundation brought back ugly memories of the Global Gag Rule.

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Underreported and Unchecked: Sexual Violence Against Somali Refugee Women

I recently returned from Kenya, where Somali women and families are seeking refuge by the thousands. I met with Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of MADRE’s sister organization, Womankind Kenya, a grassroots women’s organization of Somali pastoralists. Here is what I learned.

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Women Need Rights, Not Rescue

With a tagline like “Saving the World’s Women,” we knew to be suspicious of the recent New York Times Magazine cover story on global women’s rights. Reading on, our suspicions were confirmed.

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Ungagging Women’s Human Rights

The global gag rule actually condemned more women to illegal, unsafe abortion by cutting funding for the very family planning programs needed to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place.

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