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Why Women are Needed to Help End Violence in Africa
Last edited 2nd September 2015

Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society. This was the message given to women from nearly twenty countries across Africa who convened this week in Nairobi, Kenya for “The African Women Moving Towards the African Year of Reconciliation” conference.

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St Bridget of Sweden, A Role Model for Women
Last edited 24th July 2015

Today, July 23, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bridget of Sweden. Bridget received visions of Christ’s suffering many times throughout her life, and after being married, having 8 children (one of whom was St Catherine of Sweden), and being widowed, she became a nun and went on to found the order of the Most Holy Savior.

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Malala Celebrates 18th Birthday at a School for Syrian Girls
Last edited 13th July 2015

On 9 October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was the victim of a Taliban attack in the Swat Valley, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a mountainous province on the border with Afghanistan, and a stronghold of Islamic extremists. She was hit on the the school bus that was taking her home after morning school.

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Educate Girls to the 'Beauty and Grandeur of their Vocation' - Pope Francis
Last edited 1st July 2015

Pope Francis on Friday praised Catholic girl scout leaders’ “absolutely crucial” role in educating women for their vocation and responsibilities in a world of ideologies that work against God and treat women as inferior.

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Aboriginal Women's Sexual Assault Network Faces Closure as Private Funding Runs Out
Last edited 30th June 2015

Hey Sis, We've Got Your Back is a groundbreaking program that has been working to combat sexual violence against Indigenous women. The program receives no government funding. Up until now it has relied on private donations but the money has finally run out.

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Stolen Faces: The Female Victims of Bangladesh Acid Attacks Refuse to be Beaten
Last edited 30th June 2015

Every week, somewhere in Bangladesh, a woman’s life is changed forever when she is doused with acid and disfigured.Women are also regularly attacked in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The western world isn’t immune either.The motivations vary but most are very simple: a man’s reputation has been damaged. Maybe his sexual advances were rejected. Maybe he was cheated on. Whatever the reason, the punishment does not fit the crime.

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#selfiewithdaughter: India PM Calls for Daughter Selfies to Tackle Plummeting Sex Ratios
Last edited 30th June 2015

The gender ratio is a problem in India - due in part to illegal sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, neglect and discrimination against girls in some parts of the country. The hashtag #selfiewithdaughter began trending on Twitter, after a village in Haryana state - which has one of the lowest ratios - asked people to pose with their daughters in a selfie contest. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for people across the country to join in and share pictures taken with their daughters.

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Rhino Angels: World’s First Female Anti-Poaching Unit
Last edited 29th June 2015

These women were so appalled by the mutilation and killing of rhinos that they decided to fight back - they call themselves the Black Mambas.

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How He Loves
Last edited 21st June 2015

A speaker at the Life Teen Leadership Conference asked all the young women in the room to sit down and all the young men to stand up. He proceeded to say, “These young women have all been hurt by men in some way, many very deeply.” He said that in a moment he would ask the hundreds of young men, our brothers-in-Christ standing beside us, to sing the song, “How He Loves” over us.

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First Apparition - Our Lady of Fatima
Last edited 13th May 2015

May 13 1917 was a beautiful Sunday in Portugal’s rugged Serra de Aire uplands. Sunshine bathed the olive groves. The fresh green of Springtime in the meadows and olive groves contrasted with the vivid red of poppy flowers. The happy voices of three children playing as they watched over their families’ flocks rang out in the clear air.

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