Four-tiered pot called "Sufurtas"

Must Read – Must buy…

An Iraqi cook-book, created by a Mom in Iraq.

See link below: http://www.iraqicookbook.com/contents/intro/main.html


Mozhdah Jamalzadah – The Afghan “Oprah”…and some.

Mozhdah Jamalzadah

“Mozhdah” in the Afghan language means good news or good tidings.

Here is Mozhdah in her own words:

In re women and children: “Children are very much abused here,” Mozhdah explains about Afghanistan. “Women are very much abused and looked down upon here. And those are the issues that we’re trying to tackle.”

In re Freedom: “That freedom that you have over there in the western world. The freedom of speech, the freedom to dress the way you want, the freedom to express yourself the way you want. You can’t do any of that here.”

In re Taliban: “I guess they realized if I was going to be the host of a show within Kabul and not wear a headscarf, it may start a new trend. Girls might get the courage not to wear the headscarf,”

In re people of Afghanistan: “They’ve never had the chance to grow or evolve and they’re dying to.”

See CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/15/afghanistan.mozhdah/index.html

“UNWomen” – The UN sets up and Agency for Women:

Above: The UN General Assembly – NY


 “Letter to the Editor” in response: (must read)


Laughter Yoga in Manila:

Above: July 13, Manilla – Laughter Yoga

 An elderly woman takes part in “Laughter Yoga” at the Hospicio Del San Jose orphanage in Manila, Philippines. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/10616002.stm).

It’s Not Just “Over There”…

In the interest of fairness: lets be clear that violence and abuse against women is not only carried in other countries… its carried out at home wherever you may be.

This one was in Virgina:


New York Times Article that relates to what we’ve been posting about;

“Saving the World’s Women”


Katy Grannan for The New York Times (August 2009)


Female Exploitation – Right here at home…

First there’s a prostitution operation on Long Island involving Korean women being exploited for sex:
Prosecutors are taking aim at a reputed New York City madam who allegedly kept a group of Korean immigrants as sex slaves, according to today’s New York Daily News. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100630/ts_ynews/ynews_ts2965And then there’s the African and Middle Eastern immigrant communities who are mutilating their daughters to prevent them from having (or at least enjoying) sex:
Despite public health campaigns and widespread criticism, female genital mutilation continues in the West, a practice from African and Middle Eastern cultures imported via immigrant communities. (AP) http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/20647107

see also: http://muslimahmediawatch.org/2007/12/war-of-the-roses-amnesty-international%E2%80%99s-newest-campaign-against-female-genital-mutilation/

  Amnesty International – Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation

Message from Womenfound: Read, learn, be aware of the world around you so when you get a chance to help, say something, protest or affect change you know to take the opportunity and do what you can…


World Have your Say

The BBC’s World Have your Say addressed the ‘hijab’ issue currently embroiling France. With France contemplating arresting the husbands of women who cover themselves, while only fining the owmen themselves, the question was posed: Is Women’s rights a men’s issue? The discussion was largely centered on Muslim societies.

One response to “Tid-bits

  1. pausleal@simps.com
    CNA jobs
    My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

    What is a mystery to me is how often the “exploiters” of women are other women — often with a history of exploitation and abuse themselves. I mean, how many brothels are run by men ? and don’t the Madams come up the ranks, first as exploited prostitutes ?

    any psychologists in the house ? please ?

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