WOMEN'S ANNEX

Empowering women within and outside of central and south asia

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Elissa Montanti on Global Medical Relief Fund #OneChildAtTheTime

Elissa Montanti is the founder of the non-profit, nonpartisan Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) which helps children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, have been severely burned, or have suffered other effects of war, natural disaster, or illness. 169 children have beenalready helped by GMRF operations which cover 24 countries. In this video, she explains how the kids are going back to their countries and tell how generous and warm Americans are, how they spread their message around the world and act as goodwill ambassadors.

(Source: womensannex.com)

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Fareedoone Aryan, Afghan Media Productions Director on Social Media and Journalism in Afghanistan

I am Fareedoone Aryan, 27 years old. I am the director of Afghan Media Productions (AMP), a branch of Washington-based America Abroad Media (AAM) in Afghanistan. I have worked in media for over 12 years and 
have worked with BBC, CNN, Hindustan Times, The News, Turkish National
Television, Al-Iraqia, Middle East Broadcasting Corporation, Tolo tv,
Lumar tv, Shamashad tv, Ariana tv, National Television (RTA).

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Film Productions, Wisdom on Digital Media, Solution to Fiscal Cliff, Budget Sequestration, International Financial Markets

It seems very obvious to me that the concept of “Countries” is outdated. The old concept of borders and nationality is a geographic limitation that influences cultural and economic behaviors. In my case, as a New York resident since 1992 born in Italy and who moved to the USA at 21, I consider myself a citizen of the World Wide Web first and a New Yorker second. My Italian and American citizenships are of use only when I pass through customs. Diversity is the engine of life and passports and nationalities are restrictive and outdated ways to regulate people’s lives.

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Women empowerment in textile and garment business


In 2013 the majority of the people in Western World may think that women have the same rights and duties of men.
Unfortunately, in most of textile and garment manufacturing countries like China, India and SE Asia, it’s quite visible how the majority of workers are women and they are not treated or paid a fair salary from the fashion management that needs to lower their labor cost and increase the profits.

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An Afghan Perspective - 60 Minutes on CBS - Global Medical Relief's mission

This 60 Minutes is about a woman who has taken an unbelievable step towards helping children who are victim of war, she is Elissa Montanti, a brave woman who is a native of Staten Island, New York. Elissa founded the non-profit, nonpartisan Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) whose mission is to help children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, have been severely burned, or have suffered other effects of war, natural disaster, or illness.

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Building Schools in Afghanistan - Construction process at Malika Jalali High School, Herat, Afghanistan

Film Annex, in collaboration with Afghan Citadel Software Company, has completed the construction of the Internet classroom at Malake Jalali High School. This is the 7th classroom Film Annex built as part of the Afghan Development Initiative. This video shows the official opening of the classroom hosted by the school’s faculty, administration, and students. It is located in Godam Street in front of the big Masque of Herat, Afghanistan. It has 3270 Students, 101 teachers and 2 buildings.