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A Champion for Congolese Women

A Champion for Congolese Women

| August 22, 2012

Justine Bihama is making a difference at the world's epicenter of rape—in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More »

In Awe of Teen Olympians

In Awe of Teen Olympians

| August 13, 2012

The author, herself a young athlete, wonders how the young Olympians can accomplish so much with everybody in the world looking on—and commenting on their every move. More »

Treaty to Control Arms Trade Derailed For Now

Treaty to Control Arms Trade Derailed For Now

| August 7, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, explains how pre-election timidity has caused the United States to stymie an international effort to regulate the dangerous arms trade industry. More »

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

| July 27, 2012

In Cairo, performers and artists take to the streets to make them safe for women. More »

Feeling American in Paris

Feeling American in Paris

| July 25, 2012

As an African American, multi-media journalist Mary C. Curtis enjoyed a welcoming interest among the French—a respect for black culture too often missing back home. More »

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 »