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February 22, 2009
Watch Our Space: Watch for the Part II and III to this week's Cover Story. Part II will be a more in-depth look at the jailed Czech and Jamaican women along with more detailed discussion of why drug traffickers are targeting more women. Part III will report on conditions in the jail.
Cover Story: Ecuador Police Seize Foreign Women at Airport
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Lawmakers Join Push to Close Maternal Health Gaps By Kimberly Seals Allers
Advocates say a focus on maternal health is a critical component of any meaningful health care reform. Addressing deep racial disparities in maternal death rates remains an urgent priority in national reforms that promote women's wellbeing. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3926
Violence Funds Not Sheltered From Budget Cuts By Allison Stevens
A study on shelters finds they help survivors meet a wide range of needs and advocates are lobbying for more funds to run them. But they worry that shelters and anti-violence programs won't be spared from recession-related spending cuts in Congress. Read the full article at: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3925
Now Is the Time to Invest in America's Caregivers By Karen Kahn
Lily Ledbetter's Search for Lost Income, Part II By Jennifer Thurston
Female Pols in Ghana Reflect on Recent Power Drain By Francis Kokutse
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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