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March 8, 2009
Cover Story: Urban Girls Jump Into the Title IX Gap
By Carla Murphy
Thirty-seven years after the passage of Title IX, urban girls of color lag behind the general surge in female sports. A double-dutch season starting this month in New York schools is one effort at catching up. First of two parts. Read the full article at:
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In Hard Times, Women's Day Spotlights Money By Allison Stevens
For this year's International Women's Day some activists in Washington are calling for more investment in women to curb further economic decline. Health, history and antiviolence campaigns are also on the agenda this whole month. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3940
President's Fund Repays Liberia's Market Women By Sheryl Nance-Nash
The Sirleaf Market Women's Fund raises money for the dilapidated market places around the country that employ most of the women and function as multi-purpose social service centers. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3939
Gender Gap in Politics Is Invite for More to Run By Celinda Lake
Drug Busts Fill Quito Women's Jail By Dominique Soguel
Mum Bett Tested Case for Freedom in Early America By Jennifer Thurston
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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