Tag Archives: United Nations

President Obama addresses world leaders, calls for “lasting peace”

TweetHave you noticed that New York City cab drivers seem grumpier than usual? I have. They keep demanding to know where I’m going before they pull over, a sneaky (and illegal!) move usually reserved for the rare off-duty car or the late night cabbie who suspects you’re going to force him to *gasp* Brooklyn. But [...]
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Conservative Opposition at UN Meeting on Women Reaches Fever Pitch

TweetLast weekend, I gave a speech at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Young Feminist Leadership Conference about why U.S.-based feminists should care about international issues. I spoke about some of the challenges I see in getting domestic folks engaged globally. Some people may be unsure of the ways in which U.S. foreign policy affects the day-to-day [...]
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UN Recognizes Sanitation and Water as a Basic Right, US Abstains from Vote

TweetRecently the¬†United Nations General Assembly decided to adopt a resolution recognizing water and sanitation as a basic human right. Even though resolutions about things like water and sanitation might not initially seem like explicitly feminist issues, I wrote on Akimbo that I consider this to be a huge win for women’s health, mostly because of [...]
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