Vandana Shiva on Int’l Women’s Day: “Capitalist Patriarchy Has Aggravated Violence Against Women” | Democracy Now!

Two hundred and seventy thousand Indian farmers have committed suicide since Monsanto entered the Indian seed market. That’s more than a quarter-million. It’s a genocide. And every farmer who commits suicide leaves behind a widow. For me, this is a prime example of violence against women through violent economic means.

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Continuing Former Secretary of State Clinton’s Efforts to Elevate the Global Status of Women and Girls Is a Must | Center for American Progress

Continuing Former Secretary of State Clinton’s Efforts to Elevate the Global Status of Women and Girls Is a Must | Center for American Progress.  What Clinton did for women was unprecedented and historical.  We must make sure that Kerry continues her legacy.

How Women Could Change The World — If We Let Them

pAs people around the world recognize International Women’s Day, few would claim that women have achieved true parity. There’s still a long way to go before women see anything near equity, even as countries have made slow but steady progress on closing the gender gap in education, economics, health, and politics. But the facts are […]/p

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