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A Woman’s Place is in the ... State Department

A Woman’s Place is in the ... State Department

| December 10, 2012

The GOP is taking aim against the nomination of Susan Rice to head the State Department. Will the nation retreat from the precedent of women in this key post—for no good reason? More »

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

| December 4, 2012

Journalist Michelle Tolson took the occasion of President Obama's visit to the Southeast Asian summit last month to speak to a stalwart member of the opposition party in Cambodia, Mu Sochua. More »

Living in the Path of Drones

Living in the Path of Drones

| November 29, 2012

Pakistani women and U.S. peace actives agree: U.S. military drone strikes must stop, writes Lys Anzia of WNN - Women News Network. More »

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

| November 26, 2012

A UN exhibit and seminar in Vienna marks a day devoted to ending violence against women. Alice Driver, whose photographs are included among the images, explains. More »

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

| November 20, 2012

Last week's awards ceremony in New York City celebrated women making a difference in the media. Marianne Schnall asked award winners how they achieved personal success and what it would take to improve women's overall status. More »

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

| October 29, 2012

The author, founder of Feminist.com, interviews the first-time filmmaker who is winning awards for her documentary on the woman whose death on the streets of Tehran helped kindle Iran's democracy movement. More »

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

| October 22, 2012

A small group of committed legislators in the Mongolian parliament are taking on the challenge of meeting the basic needs of women and children. More »

Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

| October 18, 2012

Misogynist political talk has become a national issue in Australia after Prime Minister Julia Gillard confronted the Opposition leader for participating in sexist dialogue that this commentary's author had recently helped document. More »

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

| October 15, 2012

The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. More »

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

| September 20, 2012

In "The World Before Her," Nisha Pahuja looks at the extremes of India's evolving notions of gender. More »