A Girl Has Been Born

   Watch “A Girl Has Been Born”   A Girl Has Been Born Abira Zakariah     The misfortunes began right from the moment my birth was announced! “A girl has been born!” A girl?   I could imagine the look on their faces… “Why not a boy?… A human!”   But is it my…

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Introducing the Poetry In Action for Women and Girls Series

On December 9, 2015, The Carter Center held its first International Human Rights Defenders Forum. The theme was Mobilizing Action for Women and Girls in West Africa. The Center convened a diverse group of human rights defenders, faith-based service and advocacy organizations, religious and traditional leaders, and policymakers in Accra, Ghana to highlight the disastrous effect of oppression…

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Clarion Calls for a Progressive Hinduism

And an Exciting Response – Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus

By Chris Fici, Aminta Kilawan, Sethu Nair, Rohan Narine, and Sunita Viswanath, board members of Sadhana

Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus was created four years ago by a group of New York-based Hindus to “to assert a progressive Hindu voice into the public discourse of our times”. As we began searching for guidance in pursuit of our mission, we discovered a number of quotes from like-minded Hindus:

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Addressing Sexual Exploitation in American Cities

Kathleen Winn, the executive director of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network in Phoenix; Marian Hatcher, the project manager for the Sheriff’s Women’s Justice Program with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago; Pastor Paul Palmer with Out of Darkness in Atlanta; and Peter Qualliotine from the Organization for Prostitution Survivors in Seattle participated in the discussion.…

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Equal Means Equal Roundtable

Did you know that women and men are NOT equal under the law in the United States? On July 9, Jessica Neuwirth, president of the ERA Coalition, Dr. Faye Williams, national president of the Congress of Black Women, and Kamala Lopez, director of “Equal Means Equal” — the upcoming documentary about the status of women in…

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