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Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

| April 22, 2010

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the author describes how women have worked to break through the seemingly impervious bureaucracy at the UN to finally impress on world leaders that saving the earth depends on guaranteeing women equal rights and status. More »

Bactria Revisited: Does Alexander Have Lessons for Obama in Afghanistan?

Bactria Revisited: Does Alexander Have Lessons for Obama in Afghanistan?

| April 16, 2010

The Pakhtuns of Afghanistan and across the border in Pakistan haven’t always rejected influences from the West. The author suggests that Alexander the Great’s success in the 4th Century B.C. may hold a key to integrating Afghanistan into the international community—in a way that would help protect and empower women in the region. More »

Remembering Abeer: Anatomy of a War Crime

Remembering Abeer: Anatomy of a War Crime

| April 15, 2010

In 2006, WMC began a media campaign to ensure that the girl who fell victim to a heinous U.S. war crime in Iraq would not be forgotten. Here, the writer of previous WMC Exclusives about the case describes new information from a recent book by Time magazine’s Jim Frederick. More »

A Vibrant Encounter Space Online: The International Museum of Women

| March 31, 2010

The International Museum of Women is an innovative “new media” approach that utilizes women’s creative powers as a bridge for activism. More »

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