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G&D This Day

# 004 - October 25, 2013



Malika Proulx-Oloko

 # 003 - October 24, 2013
# 002 - October 23, 2013
# 001 - October 22, 2013

Quotes by Women Facts & Figures Sights & Sounds People

"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive
in repose.

Indira Ghandi
Indian politician

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting 

125 million
More than 125 million girls and women
alive today have been cut in the
29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where FGM/C is concentrated.

Countries worldwide have legislation against FGM/C.
20.7 million by 2030
Worldwide, by 2030, 20.7 million girls will experience some form of FGM/C

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry Dorothy Hodgkin work on critical discoveries of the structure of both penicillin and later insulin. These discoveries led to significant improvements in health care. An outstanding chemist Dorothy also devoted a large section of her life to the peace movement and promoting nuclear disarmament...
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in memoriam (Died on this day)
Anne Pressly
(August 28, 1982 – October 25, 2008)

American news anchor for KATV Channel 7 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
  Source: UNICEF -UNFPA Source: UN Women Source: about.com - nobelprize.org