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WAND: Mother's Day Fashion Show

When: Friday, May 6, 2011, 3:30 pm
Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel • 40 Edwin H Land Blvd. • Kendall T • Cambridge

After taking last year off WAND is happy to announce our annual Mother's Day event is back!

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View From A Grain of Sand (film)

When: Friday, April 15, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: First Unitarian Society in Newton • 1326 Washington St • Childrens Chapel • West Newton

 The FUSN Peace Film series continues with 

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View From A Grain of Sand (film)

When: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Northeastern University • 360 • 409 Robinson Hall • Boston

Shot in refugee camps of Pakistan and the war-torn city of Kabul, three remarkable Afghan women lead us through the maze of Afghanistan’s complex history, informing this examination of how international interventions, war and the rise of political Islam have stripped Afghan women of their freedom over the last thirty years.

Sponsored by Strong Women, Strong Girls, ArabSA and Help Women Heal.  Info - Lily Chryssis

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US government denies entry visa to Afghan women's rights activist and author Malalai Joya

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Stand With Planned Parenthood!

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Parkman Bandstand • Boston

Working to free girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) or excision!

News from Healthy Tomorrow and Sini Sanuman in Mali                   February 2011

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Women Essential for Sustainable Peace

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Nichols College • 124 Center Rd • Davis 205/207 • Dudley, MA

It’s been 10 years since United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed demanding an end to the abuse of women by warring parties and the inclusion of women in peacemaking.

And while the International Criminal Court and several regional war crimes tribunals have made sexual abuse a war crime, has the passing of Resolution 1325 produced lasting change?

Consider these facts:

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Stop Female Genital Mutilation!

When: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Harvard University • 25 Quincy St - Harvard T • Emerson Hall • Cambridge

SenediaSecret of the Dawn - a documentary about FGM


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The Iraq War and Women: A Case for Reparations

by H. Patricia Hynes and Yanar Mohammed

for International Women’s Day, March 8

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International Women's Day @ 100!

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Harvard School of Public Health • 677 Huntington Ave • Kresge G2 • Boston

We would like to invite you to join us for a celebratory evening in honor of the radical history and current realities of International Women’s Day on its 100th anniversary.  This free event will feature entertainment, dinner, thought provoking presentations, and a panel discussion on current events & women’s lives in Egypt and Tunisia.  Please find details of the event below and in the attached flyer.

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Malalai Joya: Liberating Afghan Women (REINSTATED)

When: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist • 6 Eliot St • Jamaica Plain

REINSTATED!   A notice had been sent that this event was cancelled because of Malalai Joya's visa denial -- but a visa has been issued as of Thursday morning, and Joya will appear at the event as planned!

Malalai Joya
Malalai Joya in Australia, February, 2011
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Two Brave Working Class Women Tested in a Time of Trial and Tribulation

When: Sunday, March 6, 2011, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

Marking International Women's Day
"Two Brave Working Class Women Tested in a Time of Trial and Tribulation: A
Legacy for Our Time"

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Pioneers of Feminism in Afghanistan

When: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Cambridge City Hall Annex • 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor • Central Sq T • Cambridge

Pioneers of Feminism in Afghanistan: The Faces Behind the Afghan Midwives Association

Feminism & Dessert

Feminism and Dessert is a monthly community discussion group that meets the first Thursday of every month to address a different feminist issue or idea. Local speakers are invited to
present the issue and facilitate the discussion.
With Meghann McNiff, consultant to the Afghan Midwives Association
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Afghan Women's Fund sponsors fundraiser for Jobs for Afghans

When: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church • 79 Denton Street • Wellesley

An opportunity to purchase beautiful hand-made jewelry, garments and carpet direct from Afghanistan's most gifted craftsmen and women -and do your part in helping create a stable, self-sufficient society for Afghans. Then, our troops can leave in peace and with honor!

Afghan Women's Fund and Afghan Marshall Plan present: 

Fahima Vorgetts and Ralph Lopez:
Report from Afghanistan

Talk and fundraiser, featuring sale of beautiful rugs, arts and crafts from Afghanistan. 

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Bring our War $$ Home on International Women's Day!

When: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St. • Park St T • Boston

Greater Boston Code Pink and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
invite you to join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day
at the State House Steps, Boston.

Our message will be Bring Our War $$ Home!

Fund Main Street, not Wall Street.

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