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Albany, NY – The Haiti earthquake devastated an already devastated country and the world opened its heart in response. Aid poured in to Haiti in the days and weeks following the quake, but much of that aid has still not reached the people who need it. There have been disasters since then which have turned the media's attention away from Haiti, but thousands of people are still living in tents, still having trouble finding food and clean water. And thousands of women are now victims of rape - attacked as they went to find water, as they tried to bathe, as they slept in their tents. Madre is an international human rights organization that has kept its attention on Haiti even as it reached out to help women coping with the aftermath of flooding in Pakistan and ramps up its efforts to bring attention to the clean water crisis in Gaza. I spoke with Lisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Director for Madre, who says the situation in Haiti could be improved with something as simple as better lighting.
10:34 Lisa Davis Barnett
Lisa Davis is Human Rights Advocacy Director for Madre. You can find out more at madre.org.
Anyone who has ever had a child has probably had that fleeting thought as she watches her baby sleep how lucky we were. Stillbirth is far more common than many of us know, and doctors admit they don't have a lot of answers about why it happens. Washington correspondent Laura Iiyama takes a look at a problem that the medical community says most people don't want to talk about.
5:06 Stillbirth Iiyama
Most young women (and men, too) are convinced they need to figure out what career they're interested in by the time they're in their early twenties. And those who don't worry that they're wandering aimlessly. But author Selena Rezvani spoke to a successful women who told her that wandering from job to job and interest to interest may be one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself.
5:04 Student of Yourself Rezvani
Selena Rezvani is an author and speaker you can find out more at her website, nextgenwomen.com.