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NEWSBRIEF: Feminist Response to Assange Rape Case, OWN Network Transition, NOW Suit Against Hooters

December 20, 2010

"Abortion Democracy:" Feminist Film-Maker Inspires Us to Speak Out for Women

"Abortion Democracy:" Feminist Film-Maker Inspires Us to Speak Out for Women

December 20, 2010

Micro-lender Fonkoze to the Rescue in Haiti

| December 17, 2010

A micro-credit program and banking system for more than 200,000 women in Haiti has come to the rescue of the overall economy in the wake of the devastating earthquake. At a time when Haitian commercial banks remain closed, Fonkoze, the Haitian branch of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, mobilized over the weekend to get funds to its members in rural towns as well as Port-au-Prince. More »

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

A Palestinian Midwife Who Defies the Odds

| September 29, 2010

The UN Steps Up to Women's Rights Challenges

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

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

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 »