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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

At the beginning on the month the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide.  UN Women combines the resources of four previous branches of the UN that focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment and will be operational by January […]






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Fruit Trees Saving Girls’ Lives

Though paying and accepting dowry has been illegal in India for 40 years it is unfortunately still all to common.  Strong enforcement of the Anti-Dowry Act, which has been around since 1961, doesn’t exist and bride burning and female infanticide remain a real problem for women and girls in various South Asian countries.    According to an […]






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Share Your Story and Get A Print

We would like to thank everyone that has contributed volunteer testimonials to our new “How I Got Involved” section! You can read how others have worked to empower women and girls, what organizations they worked with, how they made it happen and what they have gained from their experience.  We hope that the information in […]






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