San Diego Doctors, Advocates Combine Efforts to End Female Genital Cutting

San Diego Doctors, Advocates Combine Efforts to End Female Genital Cutting

California Health Report, News Report, Marty Graham, Posted: Apr 26, 2017

A family health center in San Diego has been awarded a $1 million grant to turn its large African community away from female genital cutting, while developing culturally competent medical care for women who have been cut.


Community Rallies in Massive Support for Battered Wife Whose Husband Receives Slap on Wrist


India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 26, 2017

Several anti-domestic violence organizations, under the umbrella organization Raksha, Inc., released a statement decrying the lenient sentence for Gattani.


New Orleans DA Jails Victims For Refusal to Testify, Report Says


Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Posted: Apr 18, 2017

In 2016, a rape victim was jailed for eight days because she refused to attend Criminal District Court in New Orleans.


Hate Crime Law Results in Few Convictions and Lots of Disappointment


Propublica, News Report, Ryan Katz, Posted: Apr 18, 2017

In Texas, the tiny number of successful prosecutions leave both victims and lawmakers questioning state's commitment to punishing hate.


Iraqi American Woman Teaches Fellow Hijabis Self-Defense


Arab American Media, News Feature, Zahraa Farhat, Posted: Jan 23, 2017

Even though Abdulla is trained in self-defense, she said she still worries like many others because no one can ever be sure who may be an opponent.


Stirring Women’s March in San Jose: A Muslim Perspective


New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: Jan 23, 2017

What is clear is that we Muslim Americans must shed our sense of entitlement to be full participants in American democracy.


Dreamer to Speak at SF Women’s March: ‘We Need to Not Be Afraid’


New America Media, Question & Answer, Honora Montano, Posted: Jan 19, 2017

UC Berkeley senior Angelica Vargas, who will speak at Saturday's march, said she wants to put a face to undocumented immigrants.


Q&A: Ellen Pao Says Tech ‘Isn’t Changing Fast Enough’


New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Jan 11, 2017

Pao, who put a spotlight on discriminatory behavior toward women in tech through a 2012 lawsuit, says the industry is not working fast enough to resolve its diversity problem.


For Female Farmworkers, Work Never Stops


Coachella Unincorporated, News Feature, Posted: Dec 28, 2016

Ramirez said leaving the fields was one of the most valuable lessons she was able to teach her sons.

John Glenn’s Earth Orbit Got a Boost from a Black Woman Mathematician


Northstar News, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Dec 12, 2016

Glenn was aboard Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, carrying out the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Glenn circled the Earth three times in a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.

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