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IRC in the News: International Women's Day
March 8, 2012 by The IRC
Mashable on the International Rescue Committee's "rocking" International Women's Day social media campaign ... plus other recent media coverage of our work around the world:
5 Social Media Campaigns Rocking International Women’s Day, Mashable, March 8
The International Rescue Committee is using social media to spread stories of women in crisis through its recently launched Wake Up campaign.
International Women's Day event on empowering women, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 6
Speakers include Doris Bartel, acting head of gender and empowerment, Care; Ellen Beattie, executive director, International Rescue Committee …
CIOs must fit the cloud into IT strategy, ComputerWorldUK, CIO News US, CIO News Australia and Computerworld Publications worldwide, March 5
David Goodman, chief technology officer of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization founded at the recommendation of Albert Einstein … said the cloud allows his organization to better allocate staff resources. Today, IRC provides humanitarian services to refugees around the globe.
For Two Refugee Families an Ocean Apart, the Joy and Promise of a New Home, Huffington Post, March 3
Actress and IRC Voice Sarah Wayne Callies is in Thailand this week where she is preparing to visit refugee camps on the border with Myanmar. “My journey takes me across an ocean and the International Date Line. Three movies, four TV shows, half a novel and a long nap later, here I am in Bangkok. We leave tomorrow for the camps at the Myanmar border (another two flights). But today we visit the IRC offices here to meet with staff members who facilitate resettlement of refugees.”
Women raped while fleeing South Kordofan conflict, BBC Network Africa, March 2
In an interview, Elizabeth Pender, the IRC’s expert on violence against women, reveals the findings of an assessment carried out among Nubian refugees who have fled heavy fighting in South Kordofan, Sudan. The women she spoke with witnessed widespread sexual violence as they were trying to cross the border into South Sudan, where about 25,000 refugees have found shelter in the Yida camp, Unity State.
Orientation program helps refugees in Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, March 2
The International Rescue Committee's five-day cultural orientation program, developed by the group's Baltimore office, is responsible for helping hundreds of new residents adapt to their new home. Lessons cover a range of topics, such as how to behave in a job interview, ride in an elevator and write a check for utilites.
CIA tactics to trap Bin Laden linked with polio crisis, say aid groups, The Guardian (UK), Miami Herald, Stars and Stripes and McClatchy News Service, March 2
An alliance of 200 U.S. aid groups has written to the head of the CIA protest against its use of a doctor to help track Osama bin Laden, linking the agency's ploy to the polio crisis in Pakistan. The group, which includes the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps and Care, said that as well as damaging the drive against polio and other health problems in Pakistan, the CIA's tactics had endangered the lives of foreign aid workers
IRC Director Speaks About "The Changing Faces of Charlottesville, NBC29, Charlottesville, Virginia, Feb. 28
Harriet Kuhr, the director of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), spoke to a crowd at city hall Tuesday afternoon. The IRC is a resettlement organization that Kuhr says offers refugees from around the world a second chance at life in places like Charlottesville.
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