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SUTRA and ENSS: Nine Years Serving Himachal Pradesh's Rural Communities

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In April of 2008, around 3000 single women – widowed, divorced, separated or never married – of Himachal Pradesh marched to the state capital to demand their rights from the government in an unprecedented show of female solidarity and group lobbying power.  544 more words

Women's Rights

ONE Tells Leaders to Help Women

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SAN FRANCISCO – Every March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. This year, in order to commemorate the day and incite positive action just before the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are to be implemented, 36 women from across the entertainment world lent their voices to a letter asking world leaders to help address gender-based poverty. 616 more words

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UN to "Step it Up" for Global Gender Equality

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The United Nations’ “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” initiative calls on leaders across the globe to commit to achieving gender parity in all areas of life by 2030. 491 more words

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Women's Equality Day

The long list of calls settled itself into the monotone of routine.  “Hi, my name is Erik, and I’m calling for Jim Scheibel, your DFL candidate for Mayor of Saint Paul.”  The 1989 election was going to be close, so Get Out The Vote (GOTV) calling to loyal Democrats was important.  808 more words

People & Culture

The Journey to Inclusive Education in Bhutan

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THIMPU, Bhutan — Last year representatives from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation gathered in Nepal to establish a set of post-2015 development targets in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 602 more words

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App of the Week: Trusted Contacts

Google brings it’s emergency location tracking app to iOS.

By Brett Williams of Mashable

Smartphones allow us to stay in contact with our loved ones more closely than ever before, but some of the most important features, like location sharing, are only functional when everyone uses the same operating system on their devices. 374 more words

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Jesus, Mary, & Women Who Walk Into Difficult Spaces

“And ladies?”  the pastor turned toward us, sitting politely on our side of the black curtain, “You might want to watch those Oreo cookies!  They may be double-stuffed, but you don’t want to be!” 1,370 more words

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