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Watch Our Space: Unlike compartmentalized programs, the Developing Families Center in Washington D.C. brings social and medical services under one roof--and offers better outcomes for the predominantly African American community it serves.


Cover Story: Egypt Has Yet to Feel Impact of FGM Ban By Iman Azzi
In the year since Egypt outlawed female genital mutilation the government hasn't prosecuted a single case. Nonetheless, some activists say the law is a tool, among others, for gradually dismantling an ancient tradition.
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Cheers and Jeers: News from all over that makes us laugh or work just a bit harder. Cheer: Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius won U.S. Senate confirmation on April 28 to serve as the nation's health and human services secretary. Jeer: Mu Sochua, a senior MP in Cambodia's opposition Sam Rainsy Party, the largest opposition party in the country, is facing legal action and a possible suspension of her parliamentary immunity. This is in response to her announcement last week that she is suing Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for defamation and insults. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/4000


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Legalization is the X Factor in Immigrant Rights By Suman Raghunathan

Immigrant activists will rally nationwide today. Suman Raghunathan says the No. 1 priority for immigrant women is a legalization program that improves their access to livable wages, education, healthcare and freedom from on-the-job harassment. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3997

Visco Sets Her Own Pace in 9-Month Run Across By Jackie Bischof ʉ۬
Katie Visco is trying to become the youngest female runner to cross the United States. As the 23-year-old tackles the 3,200-mile route she says she's taking it step by step, emphasizing healthy tactics and looking forward to her next meal. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3996

Unions Put Paid Family Leave on the Table By Sharon Johnson

Unions that put family-friendly benefits at the heart of contract negotiations are boosting their case with productivity arguments. One group of janitors says they most want assistance managing their children's education. The second of two stories. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3995

Wage Gap Study Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day  By Dominique Soguel

A state-by-state analysis of male and female earnings provides fresh fodder for today's Equal Pay Day. Among women with college degrees the widest wage gap was in Nevada. The widest wage gap overall was in Wyoming. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3994


In 100 Days Obama Scored Big for Women of Color By C. Nicole Mason 

President Obama will pass his 100th day in office this week, and C. Nicole Mason says the occasion gives women of color a chance to assess the enormous gains made in a short period of time. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3993

Commentoon by Ann Telnaes


Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes is once again brilliantly sharp. See this week's Commentoon at: http://www.womensenews.org


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