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Haiti quake creates new crisis among women, girls

August 31, 2011

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By Jacqueline CharlesMiami Herald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fourteen-day-old Alexandro Joseph has never seen a doctor and 7-month-old Lovemika Belzi has suffered from diarrhea since the day she was born. In the sprawling camps that continue to dot this broken capital after last year’s devastating earthquake, health and human rights officials warn of an another crisis: […]

Haiti quake creates new crisis among women, girls

August 31, 2011

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By Jacqueline CharlesMiami Herald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fourteen-day-old Alexandro Joseph has never seen a doctor and 7-month-old Lovemika Belzi has suffered from diarrhea since the day she was born. In the sprawling camps that continue to dot this broken capital after last year’s devastating earthquake, health and human rights officials warn of an another crisis: […]

Patchy Healthcare Adds to Miseries of Women and Girls

August 31, 2011

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By Inaki Borda Haitian women and girls living in makeshift camps run a high risk of sexual violence. Credit:UN Photo/Sophia Paris NEW YORK, Aug 30, 2011 (IPS) – “I just gave birth on the ground…I had no drugs for pain during delivery,” one Haitian mother tells Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report released Tuesday […]

Patchy Healthcare Adds to Miseries of Women and Girls

August 31, 2011

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By Inaki Borda Haitian women and girls living in makeshift camps run a high risk of sexual violence. Credit:UN Photo/Sophia Paris NEW YORK, Aug 30, 2011 (IPS) – “I just gave birth on the ground…I had no drugs for pain during delivery,” one Haitian mother tells Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report released Tuesday […]

Hymens, Sexuality, and Control

August 31, 2011

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Nawal Beauvoir* “A woman can never achieve her self-realization and bloom as a woman without having fully explored her sexuality, and having done so on her own terms and not those of society.” *** When I was in my early twenties, my dream was to become a modern, independent woman. What that meant for me […]

Hymens, Sexuality, and Control

August 31, 2011

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Nawal Beauvoir* “A woman can never achieve her self-realization and bloom as a woman without having fully explored her sexuality, and having done so on her own terms and not those of society.” *** When I was in my early twenties, my dream was to become a modern, independent woman. What that meant for me […]

Anne Sinclair: still standing by her man

August 30, 2011

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When Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged with sexual assault, he knew he could count on one ally – his formidable and well-connected wife Elizabeth DayThe Observer, Sunday 28 August 2011 On the first night of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s house arrest in New York, his wife, Anne Sinclair, sent out for dinner. The couple were in a luxury […]