An all female team of Seabees, the U.S. Navy's special construction forces trained to handle a hammer as proficiently as a semi-automatic weapon, answered a call to build barracks at a post in the barren rocky mountains of Afghanistan in mid November last year. What the team of eight women didn't realize at the time was that in doing so they would be making U.S. military history for not one, but two ... [Read More]
This is a news story that broke yesterday. We were deeply disturbed by what we read about violence against women, specifically brides, in India as a result of the dowry system. The following is a reprint of the article published by AlertNet, a global humanitarian news service run by Thomson Reuters Foundation.
By Nita Bhalla (Editing by Elaine Lies)NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Anger at the practice of ... [Read More]