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How War Trounces Women's Rights

| November 8, 2010

In her new book "Unmaking War, Remaking Men," feminist sociologist Kathleen Barry argues that by demanding a violent and aggressive masculinity—literally making men expendable—war precludes equality for women. More »

A Palestinian Midwife Who Defies the Odds

| September 29, 2010

The UN Steps Up to Women's Rights Challenges

| September 23, 2010

Upon the appointment of Michelle Bachelet to head the UN's promising new women's agency, Shazia Z. Rafi, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, explains how an international coalition of women effectively negotiated the UN power process to get us to this point. More »

Australian Woman Prosecuted for Medical Abortion

| September 16, 2010

In the state of Queensland, a young woman may face seven years in prison for allegedly taking the abortifacient RU486. Michelle Dicinoski, PhD, looks into the pro-choice advocates rallying around her case. More »

Out of the Ash Cloud: An Al Jazeera Festival Premiere

| September 9, 2010

An American filmmaker reflects on screening her documentary on Muslim women religious leaders at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Qatar. More »

Ancient Texts of Everyday Secrets

Ancient Texts of Everyday Secrets

| September 1, 2010

Arts commentator Emily Wilson talked to singer and composer Jewlia Eisenberg about her latest installation in San Francisco, a project that brings to life the ancient, secret writings of women in what is now Iraq. More »

AIDS Breakthrough for Women

AIDS Breakthrough for Women

| August 5, 2010

In this second WMC report on the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Linda Villarosa explains why the development of a medicinal gel is both a lifesaving step forward for women and an affirmation of women and African Americans working to develop treatments. More »

HIV/AIDS: Raising a Clamor in Vienna

| August 3, 2010

Already an award winning writer, our 14-year-old correspondent at the international HIV/AIDS conference, July 18 to 23, tells and shows us why it was important for her to be among the youth delegates struggling to have their voices heard. More »

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 »

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard—Poised to Hold Her Own

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard—Poised to Hold Her Own

| July 6, 2010

Australia's first woman PM is unusual in more ways than one, and feminists such as political scientist/author/poet Susan Hawthorne are cautiously optimistic. More »