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Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Ana Langer, M.D., spoke recently at a Smith Barney seminar on health in the developing world. She was talking about the problem of obstetric fistula, of which I was ignorant.  Obstetric fistula is a devastating medical condition in which a fistula (hole) develops between the vagina and either the rectum or bladder […]

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Journey Towards Women’s Empowerment In Latin America

 With her increased income and savings, Pro Mujer in Bolivia Client Flora Callisaya bought her own land and a house. New York, N.Y.  Seldom have cross-cultural partnerships produced such exceptional results. In 1990, Lynne and Carmen founded  Pro Mujer, a women’s development organization that offers credit, access to savings accounts, healthcare, and training to poor women […]

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Mu Sochua Speaks on Lack of Human Rights at Home

New York, N.Y.  Jean-Michel Tijerina, CEO and Founder of theCambodia Project, insisted I must meet her.  After an hour over coffee, I fully comprehended why.  I was talking to the Cory Aquino or the Aung San Suu Kyi – of Cambodia.  And given her courageous outspokenness, I am now very concerned for her safety. Cambodian Parliament Member Mu Sochua (Wiki) is […]

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Greek-American Vicky Tzolis Helps Both Women’s Empowerment & Mentally Ill on Long Island

New York, N.Y.  Loula Loi Alafoyiannis introduced me to Vicky Tzolis in Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney’s living room.  So I figured she must be someone interesting.  I did what any good writer does: I interviewed her on the spot. Vicky was very interesting.  A well-connected Greek-American, Vicky lives on Long island where she volunteers to help both […]

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