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Women’s Human Rights in Africa

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to invite you to a Congressional Briefing on Friday, March 5, 2010 on “Women’s Human Rights in Africa” presented by our Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows. Please RSVP by March 3 (see below for further information).

Haiti quake: Survivors struggle while awaiting aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into Haiti, where a leadership vacuum left rescuers scrambling on their own to save the trapped and injured and get relief supplies into the capital.

President Barack Obama announced that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti, with thousands of troops and a broad array of civilian rescue workers flying or sailing in to aid the stricken country — backed by more than $100 million in relief funds.

Visions for ICT enabled rural Tanzania

Growing up in Tanzania was a mixture of fun and pains. I was born in a small village called Mowo. The village like
all others in Kilimanjaro , Tanzania was deprived of basic infrastructure. Water was clean if it was from a well-left open. The roads were untarred. . Roofs were mostly mad from grasses, which had to be replaced every year.