Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Ina May Gaskin on Rising U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate, Midwifery and Home Births

Ina May Gaskin, the founder and director of the Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee. She is the winner of the 2011 Right Livelihood Award. She is the author of Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and, most recently, Birth Matters: A … Continue reading

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Screening for Cervical Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Screening for Cervical Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

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Mammy Fatu Tejan ~ Unsung Shero

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In honor of Women’s History month, we continue to highlight rural women and their contributions to our communities and nation. In this post, we honor all the Fish Traders; many have educated a number of their children and provided for … Continue reading

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance coordinated by the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its goal is … Continue reading

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We Honor Salone-Girl-Power on IWD

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We celebrate ALL Salone Girls on this International Women’s Day. ~Rise & Shine~ ~The future is in your hands!!! Everything they’ve said is good on paper, but I’m not sure of the effectiveness of this conference,” said Hawanatu Sheriff, an … Continue reading

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Mammy Mafila Thoronka ~ Unsung Shero

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Excerpt from: Women of Sierra Leone: Traditional Voices (1992). A publication of the Partners in Adult Education Women’s Commission. Mammy Mafila Thoronka lives in the town of Alikalia in the Koinadugu District and is a Kuranko. She and her parents … Continue reading

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Unsung Shero ~ Mamie Batu Swaray

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When you know where you come from, you will know where you are going, Mamie Batu always cautioned her children and grandchildren. Mamie Habibatu Swaray Mamie is the title a woman earns in Sierra Leone, especially in Mende society based on … Continue reading