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Afternoon Roundup: Salon on Why the Ethnicity and Race of an Arizona Shooting Hero Matters

One year after the earthquake in Haiti: what does it look like for women and girls in the camps?; Kanye West’s disturbing new music video; why exactly the ethnicity and sexuality of the Arizona shootings hero does matter and more.

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Rape in Haiti: Where is the International Community?

A group of human rights advocates and attorneys fighting for the well-being and safety of Haitian women in the aftermath of January’s earthquake are calling on the global community to act swiftly to end sexual violence in the displacement camps.

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Beginning of the End

Difficult realities of Haitian rape victims

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Haitian Women Fight Sexual Violence

Haitian women, aided by women’s rights organizations, are banding together to protect themselves and all women in post-earthquake Hatii from sexual assault, rape and other forms of gender-based violence.

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Kyrgyz Women Need More Than Food and Water

The conflict in Kyrgyzstan is spiraling out of control. Ethnic Uzbeks are fleeing their homes in Kyrgyzstan for safety while their houses are being burned. As in most conflicts around the world, this devastation is often felt by women who, while displaced, lack access to lifesaving reproductive health services. Further violence means that a country, which is already experiencing a dramatic increase in maternal mortality increase will face deterioration in quality reproductive health services.

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Sex: What Is It?

A survey from the Kinsey Institute tackles the murky, but vital, question of What Is Sex? and the answers underscore how changeable our definitions may be.

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Seeking Justice: Accountability for Sexual Violence

Today, as we honor women’s economic, political, and social advancements, the women of Zimbabwe are recovering from a brutal campaign of rape.  We must hold the perpetrators accountable.

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Join Me On The Bridge: International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day remember the women in Rwanda and the DR of Congo  – survivors of war and the sexual violence that so often accompanies war.

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And…Tell Me Why Governor Paterson is Staying in Office?

NY Governor David Paterson will not run for election, but will stay in office for nearly another year, because, he contends, he has not “abused his office.”  I guess that depends on what your definition of “abuse” is.

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Pushing for “Zero Tolerance” on Sexual Violence in DRC

There is no shortage of reports or data documenting the abhorrent extent of sexual violence in the DRC. Women are targets working in the fields. Women are targets walking home. Women are targets virtually everywhere.

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