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Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

| January 2, 2014

An innovative new project is giving feminists worldwide the tools to be visible, connected, and more powerful. More »

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

| October 30, 2013

As U.S. activists protest against NSA rights violations, we should bear in mind that Saudi women are all too familiar with the surveillance state. More »

Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

| June 30, 2013

Two Saudi women’s rights activists, Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, have been sentenced to 10 months in prison plus a two-year travel ban thereafter—for “encouraging" a French Canadian woman "to defy" her allegedly abusive Saudi husband. More »

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

| May 16, 2013

Africans cannot sacrifice democracy for economic gain for the few and pittance for the many. The author—a New Yorker born in Nairobi—says paternalistic male leadership must come to an end, and women lead instead. More »

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

| April 10, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, writes that Tunisia is finding its own way while Islamist movements gain power in the region. More »

Bahrain Medics Still at Risk

Bahrain Medics Still at Risk

| February 15, 2012

On the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, a lawyer continues her fight for medics arrested and tortured for treating protestors injured by police—in demonstrations where women have played a key role. More »

Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

| January 20, 2012

January 25 marks the anniversary of the onset of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Here, Hoda Elsadda, an Egyptian women’s rights activist and professor at Cairo University, assesses women’s gains, potential losses and determination to move forward—as evidenced by last month’s 10,000-woman strong protest march. More »

Our Bodies Ourselves at Forty

Our Bodies Ourselves at Forty

| October 18, 2011

OBOS celebrates its 40th birthday this year, and members of what is now a worldwide community gathered in Boston to discuss the book's huge impact for women globally. More »