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About Anita Sharma

Anita Sharma is the north American coordinator for the United Nations Millennium Campaign, Anita Sharma is the north American coordinator for the United Nations Millennium Campaign.

Articles by Anita Sharma

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The core crisis: standing with the poor

The importance of the project to end global poverty is accentuated not diminished by the world's financial troubles, says Anita Sharma.

Refugees: the missing Iraq benchmark

United States policymakers must address the humanitarian tragedy of millions of Iraqis displaced in and from their country, say Anita Sharma & Brian Katulis.

Women in Iraq: between fear and freedom

The condition of Iraq’s women is a litmus test of the country’s movement towards civil rights and democratic governance. Anita Sharma, who spent ten months in Iraq and Jordan in 2003-04, charts the paths and pitfalls of their difficult journey.

The UN Baghdad bombing: one month on

As Sergio Vieira de Mello lay trapped and dying under the rubble of the bomb that destroyed the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, he pleaded “This time, we can't walk away”. But most UN staff were indeed relocated from Iraq. Anita Sharma worked closely with the UN team and was in Baghdad at the time of the blast. She reveals why they left, what it feels like, and what happens next.
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