Suzanne Ehlers - President, Population Action International, 4/25/2013
Serving in the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic is part of what inspired me to work in the reproductive health field. As you'll see in the above video, my service exposed me to the realities of gender violence, and left me even more committed to working for women's rights and empowerment.
While I was fortunate not to experience a sexual assault while serving, more than 1,000 Peace Corps volunteers have reported one during the past ten years. When dealing with the terrible reality of a sexual assault, the last thing any woman should have to contend with is a lack of support or denial of medical options.Yitzhak Benhorin, Ynet News4/19/2013
The US Defense Department is expected to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with , and the United Arab Emirates next week that will provide missiles, warplanes and troop transports to help the Mideast countries counter any future threat from Iran, the New York Times reported Friday.
The arms deal will be the centerpiece of Defense Secretary Chuck 's visit the countries next week, according to a US official. The agreement with Israel is expected to be finalized during a meeting between Hagel and Defense Minister Moshe .
Times of Israel, April 18, 2013 — Krzysztof Sliwinski, a longtime Catholic activist in Jewish-Polish relations, gazed wide-eyed at the swooping interior of this city’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Nearly two decades in the making, the more than $100 million institution officially opens to the public this week amid a month of high-profile, state-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Every community has its own unique history shaped its people, its geography, and its circumstance. Wichita, Kansas, has been home to such notable people as Carrie Nation and Wyatt Earp. Its geography has made it home to Indian settlements, cattle drives, and the aircraft manufacturing industry. It was the home to the first civil rights sit-in. It also earned notoriety as the home of the serial killer BTK. But another undeniable part of Wichita’s history is its place as the epicenter of the “abortion wars.”