Mission: Water4Christmas

 Hi all! It's Missions Monday!! I get so excited! Truly!...more

"All these brave young men noticed that there was a braver girl. And this is dangerous"

First they called her "that girl". Then, "madam". Eventually, they referred to her as "sir." ...more

Thanks for sharing. It is a wonderful story and a great example for women around the world. ...more

On Veterans Day, Remembering One Woman's War

by Luis Carlos Montalvan...more

Come On, U.S., Give the Kids Their Rights

November 20, 2009 is the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). According to UNICEF, "The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights." ...more

Thank you for explaining.

And thank you for taking the time to respond on the ...more

The pain of being Pakistan: An update on the terror war's third front

Much as we would like to believe that the long-drawn West Asian wars will end soon, the fact is that the U.S. now has a third front to its war on terror: Pakistan. And the Pakistan front is likely to be open for a long time. As a Taliban spokesperson reportedly said: "We are prepared for a long war." ...more

Well, the mistrust in the sub-continent is now new, mow is it???? IT's been since the ...more

US Takes Step to Offer Political Asylum to Victims of Domestic Violence

For almost 15 years, Rody Alvarado Peña fought to stay in the United States. She fled here seeking asylum after suffering from horrific abuse at the hands of her husband. To save her life, she had to leave her two children with her parents. Her hope was that once she established herself in the US, they could join her. Instead, she found herself caught in a legal debate over whether domestic violence is a legitimate claim for asylum seekers. On October 30, 2009, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration recommended that Ms. Alvarado be granted asylum. ...more


A good chain, whether a link or flat chain, completes a shirt or dress.   A choker length chain displays better when worn with a scoop, tank or open neck shirt....more

We're #1 (Plus 30) in Closing the Gender Gap! Go U.S.!

For the past four years, the World Economic Forum has studied the gender gap - that is, the amount of resources dedicated to boys and girls and women's opportunities to fully participate in society - in over 100 countries, then ranked them. (In 2009, the Index included data from 134 nations. At least 12 of 14 indicators used for the Index must be available in order for a country to be included.) The goal, according to the 2009 Global Gender Gap Report, is: ...more

Hi Suzanne - Thanks for including us in this.  Glad to see people discussing the topic ...more

Turn Your Book Club Into a Social Action Club with Kristof and WuDunn's Half the Sky

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, "lays out an agenda for the world's women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute."...more

Because Britt, it is something we as women need to address. It didn't get hits at my personal ...more

Western expats blog Eastern experience

The "immigrant experience"  is a phrase I usually associate with the U.S., what with people from across the world streaming in here everyday. A travelogue is what I'd associate with literature by foreigners from India. But the blogosphere is telling a different story. Many American and other Western citizens, who have either got on the love train or are riding the global economy wave that took them to India or simply love living there, are blogging about their experiences in a personal way that travel guides are unlikely to offer. Some are there for a few years. ...more

Am finding this a bit late!


Thanks for the link to Delhi Bound!  I've ...more