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World Pulse News and Commentary, 2/19

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This Week's News:

Widows Face A Life of Quiet Destitution:
IPS News

Lost Girls of Sudan Pursue Education in America
New Sudan Vision

Digging Trenches: Women in a Men's World

Women Absorb Country's Shock Waves
Women's eNews

Kurdish Women in the Diaspora

An Invisible Refuge

Activist Moms Merge Online to Make Meaningful Change
Orlando Sentinel

This Week's Commentary:

USA: "The Vagina Monologues," 15 Years Later
Eve Ensler

Why I Go
Jimmie Briggs

Review: Benazir Bhutto's "Reconciliation"
Michiko Kakutani

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative