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Lori Silberman Brauner

Lori Silberman Brauner

Lori Silberman Brauner is an editor and writer at New Jersey Jewish News. In addition, she is a freelance writer and editor and a New York-area contributor to the Jerusalem-based Times of Israel. She received a B.A. in political science from Muhlenberg College and has an M.A. in international affairs from Drew University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was one of 10 North American journalists who took part in a ICFJ-UN Foundation Reporting Fellowship in September 2016 to explore the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Lori Silberman Brauner

Lori Silberman Brauner

Lori Silberman Brauner is an editor and writer at New Jersey Jewish News. In addition, she is a freelance writer and editor and a New York-area contributor to the Jerusalem-based Times of Israel. She received a B.A. in political science from Muhlenberg College and has an M.A. in international affairs from Drew University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was one of 10 North American journalists who took part in a ICFJ-UN Foundation Reporting Fellowship in September 2016 to explore the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
February 15, 2016 
It is not often that the word “clitoris” is uttered in public forums of the United Nations. Yet participants in the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation at UN headquarters recently heard that word repeatedly, along with poignant stories of survivors of the painful, bloody and sometimes-fatal procedure at an event marking …
August 11, 2015 
Almost 20 years have passed since the genital mutilation of girls has been outlawed in the United States, but the traditional practice has continued to grow ever faster in recent years with increased immigration from parts of Africa where it is most common. It is estimated that more than 500,000 girls and women in …
December 23, 2012 
Young girls in Sierra Leone about to be circumcised
Only four days before Christmas, when many minds were fixated on the year-end holidays, two important steps were taken almost unnoticed to combat female genital mutilation globally, raising hopes that millions of girls might be spared the excruciatingly painful and harmful yet persistent practice. In what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called “historic” UN action, the …
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March 5, 2012 
commission on status of women
Rural women are worse off than their urban counterparts and their male neighbors. They are generally poorer, less educated, discriminated against and left with limited health care choices and jobs, yet they are classic behind-the scene doers, often performing most of the unpaid work at home and on farms, while producing a majority of …

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