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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 »

Dr. Vandana Shiva—The New Delhi Rape and Globalization

Dr. Vandana Shiva—The New Delhi Rape and Globalization

| February 11, 2013

Dr. Vandana Shiva, economist, environmentalist, and feminist, spoke of the public outcry in India and how the devaluing of women in a global economy set the stage for the New Delhi rape. Adapted from a conversation broadcast last month on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan. More »

Strike, Dance! Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising

Strike, Dance! Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising

| February 1, 2013

On February 14, V-Day's Eve Ensler calls on "one billion women and those who love them" to rise up to confront violence against women. More »

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

| January 17, 2013

The author, a mtvU/Fulbright fellow in Kosovo, confronts an outbreak of religious extremism of unexpected violence, directed against LGBT expression in Prishtina. More »

India Tragedy Seen as Transitional Moment

India Tragedy Seen as Transitional Moment

| January 10, 2013

Activists in India look to the unabated anger at the death of a young woman as a turning point in their struggle to combat violence against women. More »

The Year 2012 Is Reflected in “Emotional Creature”

The Year 2012 Is Reflected in “Emotional Creature”

| December 24, 2012

Eve Ensler's latest play on the inner lives of girls treats topical concerns for feminists today throughout the world. More »

On Susan Rice and How a Non-candidate Is Treated

On Susan Rice and How a Non-candidate Is Treated

| December 17, 2012

Amid premature political attacks that were under-analyzed by the media, Susan Rice's actual record as a public servant was ignored. Did she ever have a chance? asks multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »