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Salem-News.com (May-10-2018 23:26)

One Year Passes-By, And The Vacuum Continues To Grow!

Chandrakala Ratnayake (nee Senanayake): One Year Remembrance
(May 12th 2017 – May 12th 2018)

(LOS ANGELES) - Chandrakala Ratnayake She was the very special person who brought light into my life, from the day I was born, not only in times of joy, but in times of deep sorrow and struggle.

Even though she has been gone throughout one whole year, which I felt like a lifetime, I still feel her ray of light falling on me from heaven above.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-09-2018 01:38)

ICE, FBI Recognize Int`l Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

FGM violates the human rights of girls and women to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - female mutilation-cutting Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a federal crime, and any involvement in committing this crime is a serious human rights violation which may result in imprisonment and potential removal from the U.S.

Individuals suspected of FGM/C, including sending girls overseas to be cut, may be investigated by the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center and prosecuted accordingly.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-01-2018 17:30)

FBI Integral Force to Stop Human Trafficking

FBI Works with Partners to Get Traffickers Off the Streets

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - human trafficking Jaboree Williams was a pimp and drug dealer who brutally abused and psychologically tortured his victims. And thanks to the joint efforts of the FBI and local law enforcement, he will spend the next 30 years in federal prison.

“He preyed on vulnerable women who were having difficult times in their lives.”

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2017 21:37)

Sanilac County Circuit Judge Ross Gives Visitation Rights to Child Rapist

Justice? The victim’s address was revealed to her abuser and the judge ordered that the convicted rapist's name be added to the child’s birth certificate.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Christopher Mirasolo A Michigan judge has granted parental rights to a convicted sex offender, providing the man with access to a child who is the product of the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

Sanilac County Circuit Judge Gregory Ross in Michigan has given parental rights to a man that raped a 12-year old girl over a matter of days while he held her and her young friend against their will, threatening their lives.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2017 00:53)

Study Says Women Adhering to Traditional Stereotypes Less Likely to Refuse Unwanted Sex

College-aged women who believe in sexual stereotypes are more likely to engage in unhealthy sexual relationships

(PULLMAN, Wash.) - rape is not consentual “Our findings suggest college women’s acceptance of degrading media portrayals of women, like those we see in current popular music videos such as DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” or Katy Perry’s “Bon Appétit,” plays a role in their real-life sexual relationships,” Hust said.

“Holding stereotypical beliefs about sexuality and endorsing music that degrades women may be a reflection of a broader attitude that men hold power over women...”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-14-2017 22:49)

Historical Figures Who Took a Stand

Those who make their voices heard are the ones that will help to change the future.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Susan B Anthony Throughout the course of history, there are those who stand out among the crowd for the stance they took for a certain group of people.

In their minds, they felt strongly that if their voices could make it to a platform, justice would prevail and equality would follow. Today you can find many of the original artifacts that helped to shape the country, the United States of America, including historical documents for sale.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-21-2017 16:30)

First Female Veteran Honored in Portland through the Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veteran Burial Program

The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend. A reception will follow.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.com A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 in Willamette National Cemetery to honor the life of Air Force veteran, Casey Kathleen Finnegan, a.k.a. Anne Kathleen Finnegan.

This service will be unique with all lady veteran pallbearers at the conclusion of the graveside. Also, theater students from Clackamas High School, who are preparing to release a rendition of “A Piece of My Heart,” a true story of women who served in Vietnam, will be in attendance to pay tribute.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-16-2017 17:20)

In Support of Planned Parenthood

No federal money goes to abortion services.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - planned parenthood On February 11, 2017, demonstrations were held at least 225 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country in support of, and against, the organization.

Planned Parenthood operates 650 health centers across the U.S. providing women with "the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams -- no ceilings, no limits."

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Salem-News.com (Feb-07-2017 10:39)

Pop-up Photo Exhibition Shines Spotlight on Oregon Women Veterans

The debut of "I Am Not Invisible" will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Portland Art Museum

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - "I Am Not Invisible," a remarkable presentation featuring 20 portraits of Oregon women military veterans, will be unveiled later this month at a special, one-night community exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

The project shines a spotlight on women veterans, whose contributions, experiences and needs are too often ignored or overlooked socially, politically and legally.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-20-2017 21:34)

The Women`s March on Washington: Oregon Style

The women's marches are a global demonstration of solidarity. Here is the information for OREGON.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Women’s March on Washington Tomorrow, January 21, people will come together in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. At the same time, there will be Women's Marches happening in cities across the country, including many in Oregon.

These marches are organized by many moving parts creating a grassroots movement, and are inclusive and open to everyone.

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