1. Slavery by any other name in Somalia

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    May 16, 2018 by Elizabeth

    Let’s call it like it is. When a woman must submit to her husband under pain of law, it is …
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  2. Petition strives to end genital mutilation

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    July 10, 2015 by Elizabeth

    About 20 years ago I met a woman from Somalia. A male friend was smitten with her. He brought her …
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  3. Put away that iron

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    January 22, 2014 by Elizabeth

    I dislike ironing, so when I must do it I spread my wrinkled shirt or pants out on a towel on the coffee table. …
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  4. Book lambastes the British Columbia record on rights for women

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    November 18, 2013 by Elizabeth

    Journalist Sally Armstrong, in her book The Ascent of Women, tells about countries such as the Congo, Liberia and Egypt, …
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  5. Driving away from persecution

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    October 31, 2013 by Elizabeth

    In Saudi Arabia women have been protesting against the regime’s refusal to allow them to drive. Although there is no …
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  6. Lincoln and the early road to women’s sufferage

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    December 31, 2012 by Elizabeth

    Last night I watched the film Lincoln. In it Abraham Lincoln, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, struggles to convince congress to …
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  7. Land ownership in Kenya

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    December 31, 2012 by Elizabeth

    Although Kenya modernized its constitution to allow women to own land, they still have little chance of owning it. Traditional …
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