StJohn is very clear that emotional issues around military service must be resolved before women can move forward. “We acknowledge the impact of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
On a daily basis, twenty-five thousand girls are married before they reach the age of eighteen. To grasp the numbers in real time, that is the equivalent of nineteen girls being married without their consent every minute.
Stats from the Institute of Medicine show that over 110 million adults in the United States “suffer from chronic pain.”
Rev. Richard L. Killmer said, “Torture is wrong. This is an absolute moral principle. Our leaders sometimes forget this.”
My father is a Lincoln scholar, and my mother trained as an opera singer, so the marriage of a pivotal piece of American history to a Broadway musical was right up my alley.
Gbowee said, “You can’t talk about maternal mortality without looking at the implications of peace and conflict.”
“If we can get education and information to rural women in Africa, then you start to change outcomes.” Pearson underscored that women were “information have-nots.”
A classic pro-active personality, Jemison maintained, “The choices we make create the realities of today and tomorrow.”
“The most important point that I have always said from day one, is that the use of this vaccine must be done with informed consent and complete disclosure of the benefits and harms of Pap screening and HPV vaccines. The decision to be vaccinated must be the woman’s (or parent’s if it is for a young child), and not the physician’s or any board of health, as the vaccination contains personal risk that only the person can value.
Yacoobi sees education as the portal to rebuilding her country. In the mid-1990s, she created and implemented a network of eighty underground home schools after the Taliban outlawed education for girls.