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snopes.com: Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler, a candidate for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, is credited with saving 2,500 Polish Jews from the Holocaust.
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Lady Oskar Schindler...

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Hillary Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. Not So Quickly - Newswire (press release)

Hillary Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. Not So Quickly - Newswire (press release) | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. Not So Quickly
Newswire (press release)
If women are as smart as we think it will not happen again. Enter Think Red Mom. The red states did not fair so well.
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YES SHE CAN!

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Jail Time No Bar to Tea-Server Turned Top Woman Bureaucrat

Jail Time No Bar to Tea-Server Turned Top Woman Bureaucrat | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
On Atsuko Muraki’s first day of work in Japan’s bureaucracy 35 years ago, she was given an assignment: help make tea each morning for the entire section of 20-30 people.
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Muraki entered the public eye in 2009 when she was arrested and charged with falsely certifying an organization as representing disabled people so that it could claim cheaper postage rates. While detained, she used the unfamiliar free time to read 150 books.

She was released and subsequently found not guilty in 2010 at a trial in which a subordinate testified that he had created the false certification alone.

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The Profound Misogyny of a Popular Defense of Sexual Harassment | The Raw Story

The Profound Misogyny of a Popular Defense of Sexual Harassment | The Raw Story | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
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it wouldn’t be considered harassment if the harasser was handsome. No comment

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Little Maids of Morocco

Little Maids of Morocco | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Khadija Raji has lived in a roomy, middle-class home across the street from King Mohammed VI's Casablanca palace for almost two years. There's a courtyard with flowers, and plenty of food to eat....
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They sent their then 8-year-old daughter here to work as an $18-a-month domestic servant

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Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
DailyTimes delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, entertainment, business, cricket, politics, and more.
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“Women sitting on motorbikes must not sit astride because it will provoke the male driver. It’s also to protect women from an undesirable condition,” mayor Suaidi Yahya told AFP

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Empowering Women through Education: Promoting Gender Equality: UNFPA

Empowering Women through Education: Promoting Gender Equality: UNFPA | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
UNFPA
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Educated mothers are more likely to be in the labour force, allowing them to pay some of the costs of schooling, and may be more aware of returns to schooling. And educated mothers, averaging fewer children, can concentrate more attention on each child.

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The Hillary Clinton Guide to Being a Powerful Woman When You're Surrounded By Men

The Hillary Clinton Guide to Being a Powerful Woman When You're Surrounded By Men | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
It wasn't too long ago that you had to get all defensive about supporting Hillary Clinton. Now you have to defend yourself if you're not an unabashed Hil fangirl.
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When events don't go as planned, don't be a sore loser.
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In Afghanistan, a mother bravely campaigns for president

In Afghanistan, a mother bravely campaigns for president | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
The mother with an important but dangerous job sat down to write a goodbye letter to her two young daughters. Just in case, she thought. The Taliban could get lucky this time and finally kill her.
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"Today I am going on political business to Faizabad and Darwaz. I hope I will come back soon and see you again, but I have to say that perhaps I will not."

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The real Republican rape platform

The real Republican rape platform | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Jill Filipovic: It's no accident GOP candidates can't stop talking about rape: the party view is women are mere vessels subject to men's will...

 

 

 

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Mitt Romney and his binders full of women — NewsWorks

Mitt Romney and his binders full of women — NewsWorks | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney s inelegantly daft boast about how he supposedly ordered his male aides to give him binders full of women has naturally sparked mass mockery on Twitter and Tumblr and elsewhere on social...
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SMITH: Escalating violence against Coptic women and girls

SMITH: Escalating violence against Coptic women and girls | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Congress heard disturbing accounts last week of escalating abduction, coerced conversion and forced marriage of Coptic Christian women and girls. Those women are being terrorized and, consequently, marginalized, in the formation of the new Egypt.
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Power woman Dilma Rousseff: Brazil's entrepreneur-in-chief

Power woman Dilma Rousseff: Brazil's entrepreneur-in-chief | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it

Power woman Dilma Rousseff: Brazil's entrepreneur-in-chief

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The Long Road to Empowerment | women leading change

The Long Road to Empowerment | women leading change | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
By Emebet RegassaEmebet is a young woman from the YWCA of Ehtiopia. She has been working at the YWCA in Addis Ababa and she shares with us her incredible journey to self-empowerment.My name is Emebet and I ...
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Most of Ethiopan women earn 60$ per month working 12 hours a day six days a week. 

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Female politicians taking over Latin America's land of machismo - NBCNews.com (blog)

Female politicians taking over Latin America's land of machismo - NBCNews.com (blog) | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
NBCNews.com (blog)
Female politicians taking over Latin America's land of machismo
NBCNews.com (blog)
By Simeon Tegel, GlobalPost contributor.
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With women leaders already in power in Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica, that means Latin America will boast four female heads of state for the first time.

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Strong Female Friday: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Strong Female Friday: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
This Strong Female Friday we share a TED Talk by Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which has become very popular and caused quite the conversation online and off.
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we must raise our daughters differently. And we must raise our sons differently

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Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago

Tomb find confirms powerful women ruled Peru long ago | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
THE discovery in Peru of another tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in more than two decades, confirms that powerful women ruled this region 1200 years ago, archaeologists said.
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'Lady of Cao' - who died about 1700 years ago and is seen as one of the first female rulers in Peru.

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Women Presidents From Around the World Biography

Women Presidents From Around the World Biography | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
In celebration of Women's History Month, Biography.com explores female presidents from around the world.
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a look at five female presidents who are making an impact on countless citizens and the rest of the world.

 

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UNFPA - State of World Population 2012

UNFPA - State of World Population 2012 | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
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International Women Day 2013

Yet 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise the human right to voluntary family planning.

 
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International Women's Day: school is 'the new front line of feminism'

International Women's Day: school is 'the new front line of feminism' | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Surveys reveal growing trend that young women, many in their teens, are taking up cause of gender equality via social media
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#twitteryouthfeministarmy, or TYFA for short, the social media group aiming to spread the word of feminism to girls as young as nine.

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Dans les camps, les viols d'Haïtiennes sont quotidiens

Dans les camps, les viols d'Haïtiennes sont quotidiens | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
HAÏTI - Plusieurs centaines de milliers d’Haïtiens vivent toujours sous des tentes, trois ans après le violent tremblement de terre qui a dévasté le pays. Dans ces camps, les conditions de...
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en Haïti, poursuivre les auteurs de viols, même quand ils sont connus, relève du parcours du combattant. Et nombre de femmes n’osent pas porter plainte par peur de représailles.

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Let Republican women roar 

Let Republican women roar  | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Crouch: American women have always had the capacity to surprise, to exceed expectations, to fight the prejudice that enshrouds them. Think of all the lead doors they have opened up for themselves, of all the challenges they have overcome.
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The speech every woman should hear

The speech every woman should hear | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
Frida Ghitis says the fight against sexism has become all the rage among politicians. How timely, and how suspiciously convenient.
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Top 10 Quotes By Famous Women

Top 10 Quotes By Famous Women | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. Barbara Johnson

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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – “I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my beliefs,”

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – “I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my beliefs,” | ALPHA GIRLS | Scoop.it
  ‘the doctor allegedly told the rape victim and her mother, Rhonda’. Remember the ‘death panels’ that Sarah Palin screamed about int the AHCA? The ‘death panels&...
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