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New Hope for Progress Among U.S. Delegates to UN Meeting

New Hope for Progress Among U.S. Delegates to UN Meeting

| March 12, 2010

Women have been stymied for years in efforts to achieve U.S. ratification of CEDAW, the UN treaty to eliminate discrimination against women. Now, meeting at the UN, U.S. women hope to regain influence in establishing rights for women around the world. More »

In Chile, Bachelet Steps Down

In Chile, Bachelet Steps Down

| March 10, 2010

Michelle Bachelet’s presidency comes to a tumultuous end less than two weeks after her country withstood an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Here, the author assesses what her term in office has meant for women in Chile and what lies ahead. More »

“Elders” Fight Misuse of Religion to Oppress Women and Girls

“Elders” Fight Misuse of Religion to Oppress Women and Girls

| March 3, 2010

Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson say women and girls are the victims of dangerous practices too often justified in the name of religion and tradition. They are members of a prestigious international group that is spotlighting the issue. More »

Benazir Bhutto: Uncensored and Unfettered

| February 22, 2010

As a Pakistani American, the author has come to understand Benazir Bhutto over the years in different contexts. So she was surprised to discover fresh insights in a new documentary about the slain charismatic leader. More »

Haiti: The Land of the Unknowns

| February 16, 2010

An ER doc from Atlanta describes her mind-numbing experience in Haiti and explains what the island nation needs from us now. More »

Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

| February 11, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday: What You Won’t See

Super Bowl Sunday: What You Won’t See

| February 5, 2010

On Super Bowl Sunday nearly a billion viewers will see the story of one woman during an anti-choice ad. Here, Filipina author and activist Ninotchka Rosca exposes the reality of all the rest. More »

Haiti: Absent in Life, Death and On the Evening News

Haiti: Absent in Life, Death and On the Evening News

| January 20, 2010

The author, who has worked in Cite Soleil, a poor district hit hard by the earthquake, asks us to see her partner and friends in Port-au-Prince through her eyes, not as they are customarily portrayed in the media. More »

Depend on Women to Keep the Momentum Rolling on Global Warming

Depend on Women to Keep the Momentum Rolling on Global Warming

| December 17, 2009

Women are bringing the word to negotiators at the climate change conference in Copenhagen that those closest to the damaging effects of global warming point the way toward lessening the risks to the most vulnerable among us. More »

Morituri te Salutant: On a “Surge” in Afghanistan

| December 8, 2009

The author, an expert on parliamentary diplomacy, says we must focus today on a strengthened political process to successfully end international military engagement in Afghanistan—and that process must respect the rights of women. More »