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Dr. Vandana Shiva—The New Delhi Rape and Globalization

Dr. Vandana Shiva—The New Delhi Rape and Globalization

| February 11, 2013

Dr. Vandana Shiva, economist, environmentalist, and feminist, spoke of the public outcry in India and how the devaluing of women in a global economy set the stage for the New Delhi rape. Adapted from a conversation broadcast last month on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan. More »

Letters from Ground Zero IV

Letters from Ground Zero IV

| November 3, 2012

Robin Morgan asks us to avert the "far bigger storm than Sandy looming" by going to the polls Tuesday—in this commentary delivered today on her radio talk-show, "Women's Media Center Live." More »

Victory for Prevention?

Victory for Prevention?

| April 19, 2012

As we celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, the author is cautiously optimistic about a new era with a healthier environment. More »

The Nation Features an Important Story by Laura Flanders

| March 19, 2012

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

| December 11, 2011

Two decades after first joining together to make their voices heard at the Earth Summit in Rio, women environmental leaders continue to make progress at the recent UN conference, though it produced only limited gains on climate change. More »

The Arms Race Intrudes on a South Korean Paradise

| August 8, 2011

Women’s Response to Chile Earthquake Immediate and Ongoing

Women’s Response to Chile Earthquake Immediate and Ongoing

| July 8, 2010

Journalist and human rights specialist Maxine Lowy reports that women's advocates have expanded their focus to help women rebuild their communities in southern Chile after the devastating earthquake of 2010. More »

Codepink Tells BP to "Expose the Naked Truth"

May 29, 2010

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

| April 22, 2010

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the author describes how women have worked to break through the seemingly impervious bureaucracy at the UN to finally impress on world leaders that saving the earth depends on guaranteeing women equal rights and status. More »

Leaders as Guides of Return: Wilma Mankiller

Leaders as Guides of Return: Wilma Mankiller

| April 7, 2010

In her book, Revolution from Within (1992), Gloria Steinem tells a story about her close friend and collaborator Wilma Mankiller, who died yesterday. In the excerpt below (pages 94 to 98), Steinem describes how Mankiller, even before she became the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, led by empowering her people. More »