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Number of Women Oscar Nominees Remains Low

| January 16, 2014

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning and as we have for the past two years the Women’s Media Center looked at the number of women who were nominated for awards across all non-performance categories. More »

Cultural History Meets Multimedia: Stories of Chinese Women Immigrants

Cultural History Meets Multimedia: Stories of Chinese Women Immigrants

| December 5, 2013

Two new works by dancer and choreographer Lenora Lee give a new perspective on human trafficking, past and present. More »

Emmy Winners Still Mostly Male

| September 25, 2013

Despite a historic night where women won for comedy writing and directing, the Emmys awards demonstrate that TV production is still mostly a man show. More »

Gender Ratios of 65th Emmy Nominees Favor Men

| July 25, 2013

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards still show that men's names dominate most categories, including awards for writing and directing. More »

Delivering the News—Ghana’s “Maternal Health Channel”

Delivering the News—Ghana’s “Maternal Health Channel”

| April 25, 2013

Expectant mothers and their caregivers in Ghana can now look to the airwaves for critically important information. More »

B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

| April 22, 2013

In San Diego last month, b-girls and graffiti artists danced and painted their way into what is generally an all-male world. More »

Wonder Women—Larger than Life and Life Affirming

Wonder Women—Larger than Life and Life Affirming

| April 15, 2013

"Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines" premieres on Independent Lens this evening on most PBS member stations. More »

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

| April 10, 2013

With national elections looming, the health of Venezuelan democracy may depend on the freedom of opinion in the media—including the political cartoonists. More »

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

| April 4, 2013

In film and onstage, from the perspective of more than 50 years of activism, Angela Davis offers lessons from an organizer. More »

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

| April 1, 2013

Girls Write Now, in the midst of its annual CHAPTERS readings now in New York City, sponsors pairings that can seem at first surprising via its afterschool arts program. More »