Author: Karen Keenan

Problem. Period. part 2

Problem. Period. Part 2 of 2 

Written by: Vicki Roberts-Gassler | Advocates for Women, News Group

In emerging economies, where poverty is even deeper and more widespread than in wealthier countries, the problems associated with periods are compounded. The instances of girls staying home from school while … read more.

Problem. Period.

Problem. Period. Part 1 of 2 

Written by: Vicki Roberts-Gassler | Advocates for Women, News Group

Menstruation – It affects half the world: How can it be a problem? And yet – even in liberal countries of the developed world menstruation is a taboo subject. The taboo … read more.

Calling it like it is: Misogynistic Male Violence 

 

The recent mass shootings in Atlanta, have focused attention on the misogynist motivations involved in many mass and individual acts of violence against women. Violence against women is a systemic worldwide crisis that is perpetuated through an underlying message: Male sexual violence is to be … read more.

UU Women In Action: International Women’s Day

As we observe Women’s History Month, with International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8, today’s Unitarian Universalist women are involved in promoting gender equity in U*U communities around the world. Here is a look at the International Women’s Convocation.

The International Convocation of Unitarian and Universalist … read more.

Obstetric Fistula: Life as an Outcast

Written by: Jinwon Kim

 

The term Obstetric fistula is unfamiliar to many in the USA. During a prolonged, obstructed labor an opening can develop in the birth canal, between the vagina and the rectum, urethra or bladder. In developed countries with good medical care, fistula is … read more.