‘Women, WE can’t afford this silencing, or this fear.’

    IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL   Women of our World:  Answer this... in the last 10 years, how much has changed?      " The fear that dare not speak its name, for some women these days, is a fear of other women; but you aren't supposed to talk about that ."         I A happy marriage is the wife's responsibility.  Long ago, in the land of small metal curlers, of respectable white cotton garter belts and panty girdles with rubbery-smelling snap crotches, of … [Read more...]

'Women, WE can't afford this silencing, or this fear.'

    IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL   Women of our World:  Answer this... in the last 10 years, how much has changed?      " The fear that dare not speak its name, for some women these days, is a fear of other women; but you aren't supposed to talk about that ."         I A happy marriage is the wife's responsibility.  Long ago, in the land of small metal curlers, of respectable white cotton garter belts and panty girdles with rubbery-smelling snap crotches, of … [Read more...]

Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day       March 8, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day: “Our Government is proud to join Canadians in observing the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of women and their outstanding achievements. “This year’s theme, Girls’ Rights Matter, embodies cherished Canadian values, such as … [Read more...]

Blackout-Proof Cairo – 17,000 donors, Wow!

  Wow - over 17,000 donors,  and we've got 15 blackout-breaking satellite internet kits  -- some already in Libya and more headed to other countries now!   Let's keep going into Cairo -- donate below!   Dear friends, An extraordinary wave of people power is flooding the Middle East, but autocratic regimes are responding with violence -- and Egypt-style internet blackouts. Let's blackout-proof the protests by providing satellite communications technology and support teams to key … [Read more...]

UGANDA: SASA! (Start, Awareness, Support, Action)

  Raising Voices - Uganda (UN Trust Fund grantee)   SASA!  (Start, Awareness, Support, Action)     SASA! (Start, Awareness, Support, Action) is a ground-breaking, internationally-recognized model of community-mobilization to stop violence against women and the spread of HIV. Engaging all actors in the community -- women, men, cultural and religious leaders, local officials, police, health-care providers -- SASA! fosters critical reflection on gender and power and instigates local-level … [Read more...]

WOMEN Taking Action! Avaaz – Blackout:proof the protests‏!

An extraordinary wave of people power is flooding the Middle East, but autocratic regimes are responding with violence -- and Egypt-style internet blackouts. Let's blackout-proof the protests by providing satellite communications technology and support teams to key organisers:         Across the Middle East -- in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, and more countries every day -- autocratic regimes are trying to crush unprecedented peaceful protests with brutality and blackouts. These countries … [Read more...]

First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca Falls, New York – July 19, 1848

    The Seneca Falls Convention  Among the many important questions which have been brought before the public, there is none that more vitally affects the whole human family than that which is technically called Woman's Rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Address Delivered at the Seneca Falls Convention," July 19-20, 1848. Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921 On July 19, 1848, the First Woman's Rights Convention began in Seneca … [Read more...]

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