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A Vibrant Encounter Space Online: The International Museum of Women

| March 31, 2010

The International Museum of Women is an innovative “new media” approach that utilizes women’s creative powers as a bridge for activism. More »

Health Insurance: States Move Ahead on Curbing Costs

| March 19, 2010

Whatever happens with health reform in Washington, D.C., unfair health insurance rates for women are being banned by an increasing number of states. Here, two New Mexican advocates tell how it happened in their state. More »

Is Wealth a Feminist Issue?

| March 15, 2010

Better paying jobs aren’t enough to ensure women’s economic stability, according to a new study. For black women and Latinas in particular, a focus on bridging the “wealth gap” rather than the pay gap may make the most sense. More »

Budget 2011: What Will Women Gain?

| February 3, 2010

If a budget is the ultimate statement of values, the Obama Administration deserves some good marks for attending to women’s needs in an austere time. More »

Yemeni Women Take Control of Their Lives in Brooklyn

| January 6, 2010

Women from a country in the news for its dysfunction and poverty are reaching out to grasp economic opportunities in their new U.S. home, even as they stay true to traditional roots. More »

Global Gender Gap Report: Some Gains in Africa

Global Gender Gap Report: Some Gains in Africa

| November 18, 2009

In its country-by-country index comparing the status of men and women, the World Economic Forum finds that Nordic countries remain highest on the equity scale. Here, the co-founder of the Council of Women World Leaders explains the study and its importance to women and girls. More »

Living With Disability—And Recession

| November 3, 2009

The U.S. Congress designated October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. From an international perspective, the author explains how economic hard times are particularly harsh for women with disabilities. More »

With Budget Cuts to Higher Education, Lower-Income Students Struggle

| October 9, 2009

Funding cutbacks not only make tuition less affordable for many college students relying on government loans, but they also affect course availability, campus jobs, and other essential factors for earning degrees. More »

For Wage-Earning Women—A 21st Century Answer

For Wage-Earning Women—A 21st Century Answer

| September 4, 2009

Employed women have a wide variety of needs—equitable wages, reliable benefits, regular hours and flexible schedules—the very issues that unions can address through collective bargaining. Passage of the Employee Free Choice Act can help. More »

When Girls Come First

When Girls Come First

| August 18, 2009

At a time when both arts and physical education classes are threatened with extinction due to school budget cutbacks, non-profit programs are all the more important, especially for underserved girls. More »