VOA News: Social Issues Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:11:27 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America Russian Woman Continues Fight For Equal Rights in Employment Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:11:27 +0200 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:11:27 -0400 Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:11:27 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-05-voa50.cfm?rss=social issues Country's labor code states women should not do 'hard, physical' labor that entails harmful or dangerous conditions "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-05-voa50.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Wendy Kopp's Mission: Ensure Educational Opportunity for All Students Fri, 06 Nov 2009 16:54:39 +0200 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 16:54:39 -0400 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 16:54:39 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/americanlife/2009-11-06-voa32.cfm?rss=social issues Organization recruits and trains America's brightest to teach in America's most underserved schools "www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2009-11-06-voa32.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" WFP Making Inroads on Alleviating Hunger Sun, 08 Nov 2009 10:18:00 +0200 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 10:18:00 -0400 Sun, 08 Nov 2009 10:18:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-08-voa14.cfm?rss=social issues In exclusive interview with VOA, Deputy Executive Director Sheila Sisulu says farmers' associations involved in project are starting to profit from sale of their produce "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-08-voa14.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Low Status Of Women Impairs Their Health Mon, 09 Nov 2009 16:31:11 +0200 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 16:31:11 -0400 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 16:31:11 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-09-voa29.cfm?rss=social issues A new WHO report finds girls and women worldwide miss out on the health care they need because of discrimination "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-09-voa29.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Defense for Zimbabwe's Roy Bennett Challenges Key Prosecution Witness Mon, 09 Nov 2009 19:09:21 +0200 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 19:09:21 -0400 Mon, 09 Nov 2009 19:09:21 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/zimbabwe/2009-11-09-voa43.cfm?rss=social issues Senator and longtime opposition figure Roy Bennett faces the capital charge of illegally possessing weapons for terrorism, banditry and insurgency "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/Zimbabwe/2009-11-09-voa43.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Sculptor Salutes War Dogs Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:33:46 +0200 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:33:46 -0400 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:33:46 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/americanlife/2009-11-10-voa24.cfm?rss=social issues Artist Susan Bahary creates war monuments to recognize American military service dogs "www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2009-11-10-voa24.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Polls Slam Australia's PM for Handling of Surge in Refugees Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:21:11 +0200 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:21:11 -0400 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:21:11 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-10-voa65.cfm?rss=social issues Scores of boats carrying unauthorized arrivals from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Iraq have been intercepted in Australian waters this year "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-10-voa65.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Activists Urge President Obama to Question China's One Child Policy Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:48:00 +0200 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:48:00 -0400 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:48:00 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-11-voa24.cfm?rss=social issues Congressional human rights panel hears wrenching testimony from Chinese woman who was forced to abort her baby, painting horrifying picture of one face of human rights situation in China "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-11-voa24.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" UNICEF: Nearly Nine Million Children Dying from Preventable Causes Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:47:09 +0200 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:47:09 -0400 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:47:09 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-11-voa46.cfm?rss=social issues UN Children's Fund report finds a few simple, cost-effective interventions could save lives of many children currently dying from malnutrition related illnesses "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-11-voa46.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Cherokee Indians Teach Tourists in North Carolina Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:31:13 +0200 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:31:13 -0400 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:31:13 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-11-voa51.cfm?rss=social issues More than 4,000 died in 1838 on journey known as Trail of Tears, but some Cherokee remained behind, hidden in mountains of Appalachia "www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-11-voa51.cfm?RSS=Social Issues"