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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Ukrainian woman and others honored in Washington

By Aussiegirl

Read part of the story from Reuters:

Women from Morocco, India, Cambodia and Ukraine were honored on Tuesday night in Washington for their leadership in advancing human and economic rights for women in their home countries.

Latifa Jbabdi campaigned to reform Morocco's family law so that Muslim women are now considered equal to men in marriage.

Jaya Arunachalam helped start a bank for poor women that mushroomed into an economic empowerment movement.

Mu Sochua is one of Cambodia's leading advocates of human rights, working to stop trafficking, domestic violence and worker exploitation.

And Natalia Dmitruk, a sign-language interpreter for state-run television, helped spark Ukraine's "orange" revolution when she took a risk on air and informed the deaf community the recent disputed election was a fraud.

1 Comments:

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Pindar said...

From the article: "...when she took a risk on air and informed the deaf community the recent disputed election was a fraud." Imagine the level of corruption in a country when such an action, seemingly so innocuous, would be considered as taking a risk! It seems to me that in these four countries, as in many others, because of the cultures and ingrained habits of thinking, women find it more difficult, and more dangerous, to try to right wrongs than men do.

 

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