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Women Deliver 2010 – A Call To Action (video)

As Women Deliver wrapped up its third and final day, a tangible sense of excitement and accomplishment was running through the conference center's halls. The day began with actress and advocate Ashley Judd moderating a panel of courageous young people who were making a difference in their countries. From the young Afghan woman, Maihan Wali, captain of her country's national basketball team, to the 20 year-old Ugandan activist Esther Namataka, each panelist shared their journey as change makers during what was arguably one of the most emotion-ridden Women Deliver plenaries.

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Women Deliver 2010 – Technology as a catalyst for social change

Walking through the halls of the imposing Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., you can feel that the Women Deliver conference is the largest gathering on women’s issues in more than a decade. There is a palpable excitement and enthusiasm among the thousands of attendees milling around between sessions, connecting and sharing experiences, which is only matched by the intense engagement and intellectual energy felt during the panels, plenaries and discussions.

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U.S. Lawmakers Take Aim at Ugandan Insurgents

Yesterday, U.S. lawmakers passed the "Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009", a bill that will require the United States to design and implement a comprehensive strategy with multilateral and regional partners to address the violence perpetrated by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The bill, which was co-sponsored by a coalition of Republican and Democrat representatives, is the most widely cosponsored legislation focused on sub-Saharan Africa in modern American history.