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Women's economic empowerment helps survivors in rural DRC

The programme COFAPRI has implemented... includes animal rearing, sewing and knitting activities and small businesses. In addition, we sponsor the school education of children born of raped mothers by paying their school fees and providing school materials.

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What Are African Diaspora Doing About Ebola?

One Sierra Leonean in the diaspora, Memuna, was not going to let people go hungry... this has led to the birth of Lunchboxgift. We have teamed up with the diaspora led charity 'Let Them Help Themselves Out of Poverty'... This will enable us to pool resources…

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Women Artisans Making Waves

By Allison Dial | Novica How do you help empower the women artists of the world and unleash their talent? Simple: you give them an amazing role model — or four — and a chance to to create a sustainable future for themselves and their families through their…

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Is Moscow's Transport Unsafe for Women? Muscovite Women Respond...

“I’ve witnessed an unpleasant incident when an elderly grandma tried to get in before the doors closed but only her arms and bag made it yet not one single man tried to help her by opening the slammed doors." - Didar (21), a veterinary science student.

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Iranian student activist released from jail

Source: Radio Zameneh

May 2012

Iranian student activist Mahdieh Golroo was released from Evin Prison today, Saturday, after 30 months in prison.

Golroo, a member of the Council for Defence of Education Rights, was banned from continuing her education at Allameh Tabatabai University. She was arrested after the controversial presidential election of 2009, which was widely challenged with allegations of vote fraud.

Golroo was arrested during the widespread arrests and the heavy government crackdown on election protesters in Tehran and all of Iran’s major cities.

She was arrested together with her husband Vahid Lalipour, also a student activist, and she was sentenced to 28 months in prison, which was later reduced to two years by the appellate court.

Mahdieh Golroo was supposed to be released last fall; however, an extra six months was added to her sentence because she wrote a letter from inside jail expressing her solidarity with student activists on the occasion of National Students' Day.

Golroo’s husband is expected to be released later this month.