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Sara-Kruzan

Sept 2012: Claire Poyser spoke with Sara's former cellmate, Kim Deanne: "I made a promise to Sara that I would not leave her there alone...."

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Kitty Farmer talks about her film: "I want to educate people to empower and nurture native women, because the Lakota is traditionally a matriarchal lineage. The final word always rests with the women..."

Mourners at Aurora, Colorado

Aug 2012: By Peter Hilton - "Women and children are extremely vulnerable to gun crime, and legislation needs to be put in place to ensure their safety,."

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July 2012: Advocates for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives hope that provisions in the Senate’s bill might one day help curb the high rates of violence against indigenous women...

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Women appear to be more sustainable as consumers; in general, they recycle, buy organic products, and value energy efficiency in transportation more than men...

Women of La Patrona

April 2012: For seventeen years, a group of women in La Patrona, Veracruz, has been handing out food and water to Central American migrants riding cargo trains north in search of work.

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March 2012: By Elahe Amani - 'Every year during the month of February, Black History Month is celebrated in United States.  The theme this year for 2012 was “Black women in American culture and history” because African American women have played a critical, and under-recognized, role of the making of the United States...'

Indian Law Resource Centre

Feb 2012: The right to be safe and live free from violence is a right that many in the USA simply take for granted, but not Native women, who are two-and-a-half times more likely to be assaulted...

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Nov 2011: The first British woman to face the death penalty in 50 years spoke from a Texan jail cell to insist she is innocent and her life is a living “hell”...

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Nov 2011: By Elahe Amani - Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and immigrant women in the USA...

Manal Omar & Tawakul Karman

Sept 2011: Looking back on the last 10 years, one thing is clear: the violence of terrorism cannot be defeated with more violence...

This 30-year-old victim of domestic violence has been living at a shelter for three weeks after her boyfriend came home drunk, punched her and choked her. The Eastside woman has two children

July 2011:  A spike in domestic violence, combined with cuts in federal funding and a sour economy, has caused the space shortage, domestic violence advocates say...