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Women's eNews Press Release for 4-12-09


Contact:  Sandra Spady 212-244-1720


April 12, 2009


Watch Our Space: Stacy Bannerman, whose husband is deployed in Iraq, says the national instruction about veteran domestic violence and post-traumatic stress syndrome.


Cover Story: Indian Politician Is 'Bibi' to Female Survivors By Aditi Bhaduri

A politician in rural India has risen from the violent Nandigram land clash in 2007. She wants to help fellow resisters, particularly female survivors of rape and sexual assault, who have not received financial awards recommended by the High Court

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Cheers and Jeers: Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Vermont; Nepal Activists Unprotected by Government. News from all over that makes us laugh or work just a bit harder. Read the full article at:




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Ecuador Sex Workers Target HIV-AIDS Prevention By Dominique Soguel

Sex workers in Ecuador are building a national labor network and trying to curb HIV-AIDS, while dealing with the growing presence of minors and undocumented workers in brothels. The first of six stories on Ecuador's sex industry. Read the full article at:

Commentary: Canada's Leadership in Pay Equity Eroding
By Emanuela Heyninck

Emanuela Heyninck, pay equity commissioner of Ontario, speaks out against a threatened erosion of wage rights for Canadian women in traditionally female occupations. Read the full article at:


Job Losses Closing Door to Female Homeownership By Sharon Johnson 

Heavy job losses in March are raising the specter of more missed mortgage payments. Men suffered the worst unemployment, but women's personal finances tend to be more precarious, which could put them in the middle of the next foreclosure wave. Read the full article at:

Essay: She's Young, Black, Beautiful and STD-Free By Malena Amusa

It may be national awareness month for sexually transmitted disease, but Malena Amusa has had the topic on her mind for more than a year as she upholds her commitment to staying STD-free. Read the full article at:

Commentary: Title IX Legal Muscle Stretches Beyond Locker Room 
By Theresa Moore

Obama has established the White House Council on Women and Girls and the economy is really rough. Theresa Moore says that combination makes it a particularly good time to look at Title IX and remember it is more than a law about sports. Read the full article at:

Commentoon by Ann Telnaes


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


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