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International Women's Day

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Photos from around the world of womyn protesting for equality put to music


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Ruud Hulspas (35)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 12:31 pm
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia still doesn't allow women to drive a car.

Simon Wood (207)
Tuesday March 10, 2009, 2:03 am
And the USA supports the regime in Saudi Arabia (e.g. with huge military aid and arms sales). Without support from the USA, the oppressive regime in Saudi Arabia will fall.

End U.S. support for Saudi Arabia and all oppressive regimes in the MIddle East!!!

serge vrabec (278)
Tuesday March 10, 2009, 5:32 pm
Victory in Washington for Women Everywhere

We are excited to share excellent and inspiring news with all of you. Today, the U.S. Congress passed the 2009 federal budget, including a $50 million contribution to UNFPA! This is a $10 million increase over last years budget, thanks largely to you, the collective voices of Americans for UNFPA.

President Obama has signaled his intention to restore this funding to UNFPA so this is truly a great day for women around the world.

After seven years in which no U.S. government funds were released to UNFPA a period of time which saw the deaths of over 3 million women from preventable complications of pregnancy or childbirth we will now, as the President said, "join 180 other donor nations working collaboratively to reduce poverty, improve the health of women and children, prevent HIV/AIDS and provide family planning assistance to women in 154 countries.

This return of U.S. support to UNFPAs work is thanks to our champions in Congress but also to you, the tens of thousands of Americans for UNFPA who have proudly stood up for women during the seven years when our government did not. Your letters, emails, calls, signatures and visits to Washington helped to pave the way for the restoration of this funding, and your donations signaled that Americans care about the world's poorest women.

For over ten years, Americans for UNFPA has worked to educate our government and our citizens about the life-saving work of UNFPA. Our struggle on behalf of women is not nearly complete: $50 million is an important step in the right direction, but still far short of meeting the global need for programs that train midwives, provide modern contraception, and prevent the spread of HIV. Your continued support of Americans for UNFPA increases engagement among Americans for the world's women.

Thank you for standing with us.

Madalena Lobaotello (448)
Wednesday March 11, 2009, 6:19 am
Thank you so much!
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