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Progress…

Sometimes seeing how far we’ve come reminds us of how far we have to go.  The eagle-eyed Grace Arthur brought this Times of India article to my attention:

UAE court says okay to wife-beating

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/UAE-court-says-okay-to-wife-beating/articleshow/6771422.cms

Good thing there are so many people out there hard at work on protecting and promoting women’s rights!

November 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

LIVE: “Inside the State Department”

I had the privilege tonight of attending the premiere of the National Geographic Channel’s latest, “Inside the State Department”.  The highlight of the event was getting to sing “Happy Birthday” to Secretary Clinton herself!

“Inside the State Department” follows Secretary Clinton and her team to get an insider’s view of life as America’s top diplomat, including visits to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi, Israel, and Egypt.  The U.S.’s commitment to support women figures prominently in the documentary, showing the Secretary’s response to the bombing of a women’s market just before her arrival in Pakistan, and her efforts to reach out to Pakistani women.

It’s a fascinating piece, and I highly recommend it.  It will air on Monday, November 8.

For more info: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/inside-the-state-department-4294/Photos/d206355086029210VgnVCM1000000100007fRCRD#tab-Overview/0

October 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm 1 comment


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