Muslim Woman elected as Minnesota House Representative

"At the same time Donald Trump was watching the Presidential-election returns from Trump Tower, in New York, Ilhan Omar was in the Courtyard Marriott in Minneapolis, watching the returns and learning that she had also been elected, as a Minnesota House Representative for the city’s 60B District. Like Trump, Omar represented a change. Like Trump, Omar won on a platform promising to serve a community whose needs had been forgotten. But Omar represents many of the things that Trump has belittled: she’s a Muslim, an immigrant, a woman."...more

Muslim Woman elected as Minnesota House Representative

"At the same time Donald Trump was watching the Presidential-election returns from Trump Tower, in New York, Ilhan Omar was in the Courtyard Marriott in Minneapolis, watching the returns and learning that she had also been elected, as a Minnesota House Representative for the city’s 60B District. Like Trump, Omar represented a change. Like Trump, Omar won on a platform promising to serve a community whose needs had been forgotten. But Omar represents many of the things that Trump has belittled: she’s a Muslim, an immigrant, a woman."...more

The Joy Stealer

While she was loving and laughing,The joy stealer snuck in.Right under her noseWhile her babies were birthing,And she was building a home.  While she was dreaming and living,She took care of her babesFeeding and nurturing and assuring no harm. While she was working long hours to provide,The joy stealer snuck in. The joy stealer snuck inWhile she was wonderingAbout the last time she laughed.But her children needed to flourishAnd she would protect....more

Women political leaders take the initiative in Moldova

Crossposted from UN Women. “At university when I presented myself as a Roma, my colleagues’ facial expressions changed. One teacher even asked, why I had come to the university instead of getting married, as Roma girls do,” says Diana Leahu, a 20-year-old Roma woman from Orhei, a city 48 km north of Moldova’s capital Chișinău. ...more

Breaking down barriers for abandoned wives of Tajik migrants

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Building economic opportunities for refugee and rural women in Lebanon

Crossposted from UN Women. Women entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities in Lebanon are using their unique skills and creativity to build their own model of social stability in Lebanon while launching economically viable businesses. ...more

Improving the conditions for migrant women in Nepal

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From where I stand: Edna Valdez

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From where I stand: Hajiya Halima Mahdi

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Just Say it All Ready!!

Want to know what words have been incredibly powerful and breakthrough worthy in my life? These two words I believe started this whole crazy, electric, shake-your-booty cause you're so excited on life right now movement! This is what they were...I'm scared. ...more
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