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Emma Saloranta
Emma Saloranta is the Communications Director of Girls' Globe, a global network of bloggers and organizations with the goal to raise awareness about the rights, health and empowerment of women and girls worldwide. A native of Finland, Emma has worked in Kenya, Brazil, India and United States on issues relating to human rights, gender equality and social justice. She holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from The New School University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Services from her native country, Finland. She currently resides happily in Brooklyn, New York.

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Entries by Emma Saloranta

Warum ich ein fremdes Baby stillte

(2) Comments | Posted May 30, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Ich war mit meinem sieben Monate alten Baby in der New Yorker Passausgabestelle im West Village, um meinen brandneuen amerikanischen Pass abzuholen. Kurz zuvor war ich eingebürgert worden und war nun US-Bürgerin.

Während ich noch im Wartebereich saß, hörte ich ein Baby weinen - ein herzzerreißendes Schreien, wie es...

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Pourquoi j'ai allaité le bébé d'une inconnue

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 1:31 PM

Devenue citoyenne américaine à la suite de ma naturalisation, je suis allée récupérer mon nouveau passeport au Bureau du West Village, à New York, avec mon petit garçon de sept mois. J'étais dans la salle d'attente quand j'ai entendu des pleurs de nourrisson dans le...

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Why I Breastfed a Stranger's Baby

(160) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 12:37 PM

I was at the New York passport office in the West Village with my 7-month-old baby boy, picking up my brand new American passport after having become a citizen through naturalization. While in the waiting area, I heard a infant baby's cry coming from the hall -- you know, that...

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It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Child

(10) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 10:55 AM

The first week of August marks World Breastfeeding Week, this year celebrated under the slogan of "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal -- For Life!" Those of us who are pregnant or have children have most likely heard the phrase "breast is best," and many of us have come across information...

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The World's Mothers Deserve Better

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 8:50 AM

My journey to motherhood has barely started, and I am already immersed in the excitement, horror, panic and joy that this adventure is filled with. Expecting my first baby in October, I am technically still a mother-to-be -- but, in my head and in my heart, I have been a...

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When Women Have It All

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 6:57 PM

A couple of weeks ago, the world came together to celebrate International Women's Day. Last week and this week, the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place in New York, bringing together UN agencies, governments and civil society to take stock...

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