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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:

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:


Gender Gap in Politics Is Invite for More to Run By Celinda Lake
Hillary Clinton made women's history with her presidential bid last year. But with female lawmakers still scarce, pollster Celinda Lake probes the data about voter attitudes and gives aspiring female officeholders some key advice. Read the full article at:

Drug Busts Fill Quito Women's Jail By Dominique Soguel
Most of the women in a Quito jail were arrested on drug-related charges. A researcher says they reflect a trend in women's imprisonment that has been developing for decades. Second of three stories about women in the jail. Read the full article at:

Mum Bett Tested Case for Freedom in Early America By Jennifer Thurston
In 1781, Elizabeth Freeman won her freedom in a Massachusetts court case—proof that the abolitionist movement reaches back nearly as far as the earliest settlements. Read the full article at:

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