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Yangon Bakehouse Empowers Women of Myanmar

Yangon Bakehouse Empowers Women of Myanmar

| April 17, 2013

As the people of Myanmar celebrate their new year beginning April 12, a handful of Myanmar women are beginning a new life thanks to an expat run social venture called The Yangon Bakehouse. More »

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

| April 10, 2013

With national elections looming, the health of Venezuelan democracy may depend on the freedom of opinion in the media—including the political cartoonists. More »

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

| April 1, 2013

Girls Write Now, in the midst of its annual CHAPTERS readings now in New York City, sponsors pairings that can seem at first surprising via its afterschool arts program. More »

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

| March 29, 2013

The author, fresh from a family visit, reflects on how Pakistan arrived at this moment, and what the United States can do to support women and democracy there. More »

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

| March 11, 2013

A UN Commission on the Status of Women Event Highlights Groups Acting to End Violence Against Women Around the World. More »

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

| March 8, 2013

For the first time, a group of women filmmakers from Cuba are showing their films in the United States, beginning in Los Angeles on March 8, International Women's Day. More »

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

| February 28, 2013

First delivered on "Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan," this "Fighting Words" commentary demands action in response to a horrifying news story reported by journalist Jo Chandler. More »

Sarai Sierra Case Dominates Turkish Media—To What End?

Sarai Sierra Case Dominates Turkish Media—To What End?

| February 25, 2013

Accounts of the Sierra murder investigation jumped forward from the proverbial 'third page' treatment of crimes against Turkish women, but the coverage is deeply flawed argues Alyson Neel, reporting from Istanbul. More »

Human Trafficking Bill Resurrected in Congress

Human Trafficking Bill Resurrected in Congress

| February 15, 2013

This week the Senate took care of the unfinished business of reauthorizing legislation to combat the crime of trafficking, including services for domestic victims. Now it's up to the House. More »

The Pot Calling the Kettle…

The Pot Calling the Kettle…

| February 13, 2013

The author goes beneath the Western stereotypes of African politics to explain what's at stake for women and all citizens in the upcoming elections in Kenya. More »