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Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist for the New York Times, Released from Libya

By: Janna Oberdorf, Director of Communications and Outreach for Women Deliver

Lynsey_Addario_14.jpgWhen we announced our Women Deliver 100 list of the most inspiring people delivering for girls and women, we never imagined that just weeks later one of the honorees would be held captive in Libya. But that’s what happened to Lynsey Addario, a New York Times photojournalist, when she was captured and faced days of brutality in Libya.

Finally, this past Monday, The Libyan government freed Lynsey and three of her fellow New York Times journalists, six days after they were captured while covering the conflict between government and rebel forces in the eastern city of Ajdabiya. Read more...

Artists Voice Their Support to Improve Maternal Health in Tanzania

art_and_advocacy.JPGUNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, along with MDGFive.com, a network of global artists, have brought together a group of renowned American and Tanzanian artists to use music and songs in raising awareness of the maternal health situation in Tanzania. Linked to the lively Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Zanzibar, the creative collaboration has just concluded a three-day music workshop with the production of a song calling for increased attention to maternal health in the country. Read more...

 

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