- City, State: Porter Ranch, Ca
- Geographic Location: North America
- Age: 40
I am a filmmaker, artist, writer and human rights activist supporting rights for mothers and women around the world through my films, writing, and blogs. I am a mother of five children. I used to be a police officer.
My blog is: http://WomenWithoutBorders.us
and my Film site:
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I'm passionate about:
Mothers Rights, Parental Alienation, Womens Rights, Hunger Project, Education for women, protection for children, Awareness, support, and empowerment for mothers.
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Help Reform Family Laws
Guide to Equality in the Family in the Maghreb is a publication of the Women's Learning Partnership that explains the family laws in Maghreb and offers arguments for reform. Download this valuable and timely resource for use in your communities. (English, French, Arabic)
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Stop Domestic Violence
Say No to Violence Against Women and add your name today to this UN Development Fund for Women's campaign. Every signature counts: The United Nations Foundation will donate $1 for each the first 100,000 signatures.
Discover the Hunger Project
The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger by empowering millions of women and men in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In India they successfully train women to lead village councils. Learn about THP and contribute to their noble cause. (English)
Promote Political Liberty
Send an e-mail to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and help free Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world's most renowned freedom fighters and proponents of nonviolence --English.
Learn About Women, Media
"From Hillary to Bella: Women, Politics and the Media" is a not-to-be-missed event taking place in New York City --English.
Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign
Women’s right to equal citizenship is guaranteed by the majority of Arab constitutions, as well as by international law. Yet across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Gulf, women are denied their right to nationality – a crucial component of citizenship. Such laws send the message that women do not enjoy a direct relationship with the state, but must access their citizenship rights through mediation of a male family member, such as a father or a husband. Until women in the MENA and Gulf regions are recognized as full nationals and citizens, they cannot participate fully in public life, nor claim the other rights to which they are entitled as equal members of their societies. Please lend your support to the campaign. Send a message of solidarity to WLP campaign partners who are coordinating the national and regional campaigns to raise awareness of the issue, advocate for change, and mobilize support to modify discriminatory legislation.
The International Violence Against Women Act
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.
Help End Women's Poverty: Support the GROWTH Act
The Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act would address some of the most critical economic barriers women that keep women in poor countries from earning an income, barriers such as unequal property rights, lack of access to credit and trade, and poor wages and working conditions.
For the GROWTH Act to be passed, it needs concerned citizens to urge Congress to support it. Send an automatic letter to your Senators and Representatives asking them to support the bill.
Women Talk Peace
Listen to Ugandan women speak about their experiences during the war and their efforts towards peace. Hear three radio programs in English, Swahili and Luganda.
Power of Music
Listen to the 20 ans barakat CD and support reform of the Family Code in Algeria. -French
Start Building Peace Today
The Hunt Alternative Fund created a toolkit for women peace builders and practitioners. This advocacy and action toolkit is available in French, English, Spanish, and Arabic.--English
Observe the International Day of Democracy
Participate in the Global Democracy Day Initiative by requesting that your government observe the International Day of Democracy, and make sure to involve civil society organizations in the process. Sign the petition.
Plant for the Planet
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign has set a new goal: to plant seven billion trees worldwide by the end of 2009. Register your planted trees and pledge to plant on the campaign's website! --Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese
Set an Example
Sign the White House Project’s Take Our Daughters to the Polls pledge and agree to show your daughter, sister, niece or friend how much voting matters by bringing her along on election day. -- English
See How Your Nation Stacks Up
How many women serve in your country’s legislative body? The Inter-Parliamentary Union
keeps tabs on women’s representation in government. -- English and French
Empower a Girl Program
Call for participation: Take part in the Girls Helping Girls education program. Participants learn about global issues, become aware of their individual and united potential, gain leadership skills and become change makers. Applications due July 15.
Support a Woman’s Human Rights Activist
Activist Yolanda Becerra is targeted on a paramilitary death list in Colombia. Parvin Ardalan, co-founder of the One Million Signatures women's rights campaign in Iran was sentenced to prison. Speak up for these and other women who put their lives at risk defending human rights. -- English
Join the Green Belt Movement
Want to empower women and reduce carbon emissions? Come plant and grow trees with the Green Belt Movement founded by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Take part in a Green Belt Safaris and get to know the women who built this inspiring movement from ground up. (English)
Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!
It's estimated that 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be the victim of violence or abuse at some point in their lives. This must stop.
The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), is a bill now before Congress that, if passed, would, for the first time, comprehensively incorporate these solutions into all U.S. foreign assistance programs - solutions such as promoting women's economic opportunity, addressing violence against girls in school, and working to change public attitudes - bring about transformational change. Please urge Congress to make the IVAWA a reality for the millions of women worldwide it would affect by signing the petition.
Movers and Shakers
Get the latest info about women candidates, officeholders and voters in the US. Find out what research has shown about the difference political women make. Learn about public leadership education programs for college women. Discover training programs for women interested in running for office at any level. Start now by visiting Center for American Women and Politics.
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