How You Can Have a Solid Home Living Situation After Serving in the Military

Housing costs are the biggest expense that most people have, and rents and mortgage costs continue to go up. If you find yourself shopping for a new apartment to live in every few years or have a mortgage that is too expensive, there are ways to get your living situation stable. First, you need to be a member of the military or a person who has been honorably discharged, or you have to be the spouse of a service member to qualify for VA loan refinancing. Whether you’re a single woman looking for … [Read more...]

Barb Stegemann – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a peace activist that has used her perfume empire to enable people in war torn and developing countries to build sustainable business, bringing prosperity and joy to thousands of lives.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Barb Stegmann     " I am an incredibly grateful Canadian. Though I have humble roots, this country of opportunity has allowed me to grow into a … [Read more...]

Sisters Under Siege, Women ~ Your Support Required!

The Women and Children of Iraq Are Under Siege "I am against war, since war means destruction, hurt and ruin. Nobody should like war especially when all the great powers of the world gang up against one country in an unequal war and try to destroy all signs of progress and make the country go back to the middle ages. People are starving to death and inflation is murder. Missiles and bombs do not think, they hit and explode-whether you are military or civilian, sick or well, old or young, men … [Read more...]

Norway extends mandatory military service to women

Norway has voted to extend mandatory military conscription to all citizens, regardless of gender, the first peacetime European or NATO country to do so. Women will now likely face one year of military service as of 2015. Norway's parliament overwhelmingly backed a resolution on Friday, which urges the government to push ahead with legislation on gender neutral conscription. "Rights and duties should be the same for all," said Labour lawmaker Laila Gustavsen, a supporter of the bill. … [Read more...]

SYRIA – Fleeing for their lives, “My daughter is 2 months old,” one woman said.

Syrians flee violence in dangerous nighttime trek to Jordan (CNN) -- With darkness as their only cover, Syrian families make a break for northern Jordan. They are fleeing for their lives. Small children walk alongside their mothers, whose arms are reserved for babies and whatever possessions they can carry. In a treacherous nighttime escape such as this one, you walk if you're old enough. As the group makes its way over the border, just a few meters away from its … [Read more...]

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, passes at 78

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the American-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf war and became the nation’s most acclaimed 'military hero' since the mid-century exploits of Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur, died on Thursday in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. The general, who retired soon after the gulf war and lived in Tampa, died of complications arising from a recent bout of pneumonia, said his sister Ruth Barenbaum. In 1993, he was found to have … [Read more...]

Justice for victims of war-time sexual violence

December 2012 – A United Nations senior official and an independent human rights expert today joined their voices in calling for States to ensure the right to truth and justice for victims of war-time sexual violence, as well as accountability for perpetrators. “Truth, justice and accountability are key in upholding the human rights of women and their right to a life free from violence, particularly in countries in post-conflict situations,” the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, … [Read more...]

Women in Combat – Fifth Annual “Best Sapper” Competition

Female Sappers forge path for Women in Combat 1st Lt. Christine E. Murray, a competitor in this year's Fifth Annual "Best Sapper" Competition, is the first female to ever compete in this challenging event. As the Army considers opening Ranger School to female soldiers, women have shown their ability to tackle another prestigious Army course for the past 13 years. The 28-day Sapper Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where combat engineers and engineer officers earn the coveted … [Read more...]

Learn the Truth about Rape – WOMEN in RECOVERY

A Celebration of Women shares ... Painting: Ruben's 'Rape' An alternative, feminist reading of several of the works discussed in "Authoritative and Disciplined Discussions of Master's Pieces," is presented by Margaret Carroll in an article entitled "The Erotics of Absolutism: Rubens and the Mystification of Sexual Violence" (in The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History, eds. Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, pp.138-159). For the complete article see JSTOR.: p. 139: … [Read more...]

Stop Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines‏, Take Action!

In 2010, Philippines President Benigno Aquino promised to crack down on human rights abuses by the military. Since he took office, however, the abuses have continued. Demand that President Aquino Take Action against human rights violations committed by the military.» President Aquino came into power a year ago. Since then, his military has been linked to the murder of seven activists and the disappearance of three more. Investigations into military-related killings and disappearances often … [Read more...]

Care2 – STOP Military Sexual Violence against Egyptian Women!

On March 9th, military police and civilian men attacked and destroyed the camp of peaceful demonstrators in Tahrir Square. 18 women were arrested and dragged to a museum not far away where they were abused and violated.Tell the Head of the military in Egypt to stop the violence against female protesters.»The women were beaten and strip searched as groups of men watched and photographed them. They were also forced to submit to a "virginity test" and told that any woman who was not either married … [Read more...]

HHS – Thanks Veterans …'The VA is a major partner in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.'

  Today is Veterans Day      Today we thank our veterans for their service to the nation—and we recognize that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is the single largest provider of HIV care in the United States. The VA is a major partner in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. You can learn more about the VA’s HIV programs at HIV/AIDS: For Patients and the Public.   By Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director       Website:    http://blog.aids.gov/       … [Read more...]

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