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Cheryl Saban Ph.D.
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Cheryl Saban Ph.D., is an author of 14 books, and an advocate for women and children. As a writer, she focuses predominately on social issues. Her book, "What is Your Self-Worth -A Woman's Guide to Validation," focuses on women's empowerment. Visit her website at www.whatisyourselfworth.com for more info.

Saban's other books include Soul Sisters, All About My Mother, New Mother's Survival Guide, Recipe for a Happy Life, Recipe for Happy Parenting, Recipe for a Happy Marriage, Sins of The Mother, 50 Ways to Save Our Children, Griffin's Play Group Children's Series, & Miracle Child.
Saban formed a non-profit organization and personally funds the website www.50ways.org to inspire community service. Cheryl Saban currently serves as Special Representative to the US Mission to the United Nations 67th General Assembly. She serves on several boards including Girl's Inc., & Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and actively supports numerous organizations such as "Girls Who Code," that contribute to the empowerment & well-being of women and children in the United States and abroad. Her own SelfWorth Foundation has dedicated $10 million to funding women & children's well-being, education, health, and empowerment. Saban, mother of four, is married to Haim Saban, CEO of the Saban Capital Group.

Entries by Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

CSW58 -- Imagining a Different World for Women

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 11:35 AM

Can you imagine living in a world where extreme religious laws that inhibit the movements and rights of women and girls simply couldn't exist?

Can you see us living in a place where women and girls have full control of their own bodies? Where gender equality and the empowerment...

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UN Public Delegate -- Public Honor for a Private Citizen

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 5:10 PM

NEW YORK - I never joined the armed services, Teach America, or the Peace Corp, but last year, from September through December 2012, I had been given the extraordinary honor of serving my country as a Public Delegate to the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations.

At this...

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Speaking Out About the 'Unspeakable'

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 11:37 AM

Some atrocities are so repugnant, that we are loath to even think about them, let alone utter the words. Rape of children is an unspeakable atrocity. Child sexual abuse is a crime that thrives in a climate of silence, secrecy, and shame. Unspeakable! It is so horrible that...

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In the Name of Freedom

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 3:24 PM

Welcome to Memorial Day Weekend 2013.

To celebrate, many of us will be gathering with friends and family to partake in picnics, camping, beach parties, lakeside activities, backyard barbeques, or whatever recreational holiday we've planned to take advantage of the time off. Thousands will be visiting cemeteries - the...

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Mothers, Daughters, mothering Mothers, Fathers

(5) Comments | Posted May 12, 2013 | 9:26 PM

Happy Mother's Day. I hope everyone who cares and nurtures others feels appreciated today.

Amidst a blur of some life complications - wait, when don't we have life complications? But anyway, let's just say these complications took more than the usual amount of my brain capacity, and so this year's...

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CSW57 -- Signed, Adopted, and Delivered

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 3:22 PM

The UN's 57th Commission on the Status of Women ended late Friday night, and we finally got our signed document. What a saga. It was a struggle, and though it didn't end up containing language to explicitly defend girls and women from discrimination or violence based on their actual or...

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Stop the Violence -- Girls Have Had It Up to Here

(12) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 1:10 PM

As a U.S. Delegate to the United Nation's 57th Convention on the Status of Women -- also affectionately known as #CSW57, it's apparent that women and girls and like-minded men have "had it up to here" with the violence that is perpetrated against women and girls every day. So we're...

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What CSW and the Academy Awards Have in Common

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 1:01 PM

I'm a lucky double XXer. I woke up in L.A. on a beautiful, blue-sky day, remembering last night's long-awaited Academy Awards, still reeling from the level of creativity and talent that was represented during the show. I watched the glamorous event with family and friends at home on our own...

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And the Dance Goes On

(4) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 10:47 AM

Valentine's Day has come and gone and yet here I am, still celebrating it. My heart reaches out to so many people that a single day has never been able to cover it anyway.

Actually, I don't wait for Valentine's Day to think about those I love. But I...

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Shake It Up

(3) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 12:18 PM

My goal for 2013 was to shake things up by making some changes. Oh, I know -- we change all the time... after all, change is about the only thing we can count on in life. But while that's true, I've also noticed that as creatures of habit, it's easy...

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Action in the Aftermath of a Tragedy

(3) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 11:17 AM

These days following the 14th of December are days of unfathomable sorrow, as funerals take place with tiny coffins holding tiny bodies -- an event no parent should ever have to witness. Each day will bring another funeral procession and final farewells for the children and for the teachers who...

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The Best We Can Be

(27) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 10:22 AM

Things are in recovery mode today. Some buses are active, and many businesses are open. The UN is still closed, but the US Mission has reopened, and I'm going back to work. But everywhere there is evidence that Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in New York City. The Frankenstorm lived up...

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Weathering the Storm

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 12:01 PM

It's 8:17 a.m. on a Monday morning, and by now, I'd be having my last sip of coffee and checking to see that I have everything I need in my briefcase, including my security badges -- before walking the three short blocks to my office at the U.S. Mission to...

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Choosing to Represent

(15) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 9:54 PM

I attended a DCCC Women's Power Luncheon today with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in celebration of her 25 years of service. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Jackie Speier were there to introduce all of us at the well-attended event to 9 strong women Congressional candidates from across the country. And...

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Women in the World Summit: Focusing on Women in the World

(3) Comments | Posted March 17, 2012 | 12:55 PM

Earlier this month, Tina Brown, Newsweek & The Daily Beast hosted the third annual Women In The World Summit. The agenda was fully packed -- Tina doesn't fool around. This was about sharing as much critical information with the summit attendees from the stellar group of speakers and moderators she'd...

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Keeping Love Alive at Sixty, and Any Age

(34) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 12:36 PM

When you're in a long-term loving, passionate relationship -- at any age, it's something worth protecting. To keep a relationship strong, like a muscle, it needs to be exercised, attended to, and thoughtfully, joyfully played with. My 25 year marriage with my husband isn't my first, so I admit that...

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Thank You, Cherie Blair

(12) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 4:42 PM

Cherie Blair and I recently hosted a special event in Israel to announce a collaborative effort. "Women talking Women" packaged Mrs. Blair's international clout as a knowledgeable speaker on woman's issues, her expertise as a business leader, and the obvious fact that she is the wife of Britain's former Prime...

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Protest or Witch Hunt?

(416) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 3:07 PM

Though it's not fresh, hot-off-the-press news that demonstrations similar to Occupy Wall Street are occurring all over the world, I was recently traveling in Asia, and was literally watching the news from the other side of the world, and there is no doubt that this movement has taken on a...

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Are You Contagious?

(12) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 3:24 PM

How do you rate your health, and the general health of your community? Have you gotten used to washing your hands everywhere you go? Do you carry a little anti-bacterial squirt bottle in your bag or briefcase?

Just to put things in perspective for you, though the United States is...

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102 Years -- Memories of a Jewish Mother-In-Law

(12) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 3:37 PM

Our family is saying farewell to Virginia, a gentle giant.

The lioness of the Saban clan and mother-in-law to me has died at the age of 102 in Israel.

What a life this woman had -- what extraordinary global events she witnessed in the past century. Virginia was...

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