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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 17, 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 »

The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

| May 10, 2013

In Juárez, mothers of disappeared and murdered daughters from the last two decades are following in a long tradition of Latin American mothers who have taken to the streets to protest the disappearance of their children. 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 »

Yangon Bakehouse Empowers Women of Myanmar

Yangon Bakehouse Empowers Women of Myanmar

| April 17, 2013

As the people of Myanmar celebrate their new year beginning April 12, a handful of Myanmar women are beginning a new life thanks to an expat run social venture called The Yangon Bakehouse. 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 »

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 »

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

| March 29, 2013

The author, fresh from a family visit, reflects on how Pakistan arrived at this moment, and what the United States can do to support women and democracy there. More »

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

| March 11, 2013

A UN Commission on the Status of Women Event Highlights Groups Acting to End Violence Against Women Around the World. More »

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

| March 8, 2013

For the first time, a group of women filmmakers from Cuba are showing their films in the United States, beginning in Los Angeles on March 8, International Women's Day. More »