"I am here today in the United States to testify about the impact of the
global gag rule," declared Susana Galdos Silva, the co-founder of Movimiento
Manuela Ramos, a women's health organization in Peru that receives
family-planning funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
This was last July. She was speaking, with full awareness of the irony, before
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Only months earlier, Congress had voted
to uphold the Bush administration rule that prevents Galdos from testifying at
On the Internet, the year 2000 was the year of the female. The number of women using the Web surpassed men for the first time last year, according to a study released by Media Metrix/Jupiter Communications in August. And girls between the ages of 12 and 17 make up the fastest-growing group of Web surfers. Web use by teenage girls is up 125 percent from 1999.
Feeling idealistic? The following job description
recently appeared online at www.idealist.org, a global directory of opportunities
at mostly left-leaning nonprofit groups.
Perivate Secretary to the Chairman IHRC
Job Category: Administration
Type: Full time
Description: The International Human Rights Commission need one Special
private secretary to the excelleny World Chairman for long term (10 years) full
time. Who will travel, stay and live with him all the time, she will organize his
all meetings, travel plans, and family and organizational issues.