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Russian Women Look Outward to Create Change

| September 11, 2008

The Russian conflict with Georgia may as some predict risk a return to Cold War-style relations. But from what I saw in Chuvashia, an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation, 600 kilometers east of Moscow—from the vantage point of an innovative summer camp that was nearing season’s end—changes in the two decades since the fall of the Soviet Union have taken root. More »

Making Women Farmers "Visible" As They Feed Nations

| August 14, 2008

Meena Bilgi always knows where to start. A half hour after her request the village leader of Boripitha, an underdeveloped community of 1,300 in the Indian state of Gujarat, had summoned 15 to 18 men and boys. More »

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

| August 4, 2008

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously confirmed Secretary General BanKi-Moon’s appointment for\the post of UN high commissioner for human rights: the distinguished South African jurist Navanethem (“Navi”) Pillay. Women’s rights activists around the world can celebrate. More »

Delving Further into Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

| July 22, 2008

After a grueling 18-month primary campaign, the race for the president of the United States has begun. True to form the candidates have come out sparring. More »

When the Bush Becomes a “Desert Shrub”

| July 9, 2008

“It doesn’t rain here the way it used to.” That was a Senegalese woman’s observation, included in a new report on climate change released by the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). More »

Nicaraguan Activist Embarks on Democracy Hunger Strike

| June 9, 2008

Please Listen to the Women of Iraq

| March 8, 2008

Premiere Dame Worries Sarkozy Constituents

| March 3, 2008

Camelot Revisited—What’s Lost in Pakistan

| January 15, 2008

Women World Leaders Reassess Security

| January 4, 2008