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Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

| July 18, 2012

Airing this week on PBS, "The Light in Her Eyes" portrays a religious teacher pursuing a complicated set of goals to enrich her students' lives. More »

A Wider View of the Human Toll in Syria

July 17, 2012

Like our Women Under Siege project is mapping sexualized violence in the Syria conflict, a group called Syria Tracker is mapping deaths—almost 20,000 in 16 months More »

Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

| July 12, 2012

Stopping Traffic

Stopping Traffic

| July 10, 2012

The worldwide child sex industry has set up shop in the United States. Mary Ann Swissler asked advocates what it would take to stop it. More »

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

| July 5, 2012

This week, Seventeen magazine promised to publish un-photoshopped images of real girls, finally responding to 14-year-old SPARK activist Julia Bluhm's campaign. Such pressure must continue argues author Laura Bates. More »

UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

| June 28, 2012

Forced marriage, an oppression particularly targeting girls in South Asian cultures, must be addressed by Western governments as well, argues author Shiuan Butler. More »

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

| June 20, 2012

The author recalls her time in Burma just before the military coup that kept Aung San Suu Kyi from accepting her Nobel Peace Prize for two decades. More »

Women of the Roundtable

Women of the Roundtable

| June 12, 2012

A discussion in Washington, D.C., last week brought together women representing the necessary elements to drive forward the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. More »

Childbirth Hollywood Style

Childbirth Hollywood Style

| May 30, 2012

Okay, it's a comedy. But does the most recent pregnancy-themed film have to trivialize women by ignoring any and all real issues about giving birth? More »

Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

| May 21, 2012

Women Make Movies cofounder Ariel Dougherty, now initiator of Media Equity Collaborative, calls on viewers to join a growing feminist protest against the absence of women directors at Cannes. She warns about gender bias in jury and funding selections that exists beyond film festivals. More »