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Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

| January 2, 2014

An innovative new project is giving feminists worldwide the tools to be visible, connected, and more powerful. More »

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

| December 11, 2013

A new policy proposal to the UN threatens to undo decades of progress in the fight against prostitution. Robin Morgan asks: Why isn’t this considered news? More »

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

| October 30, 2013

As U.S. activists protest against NSA rights violations, we should bear in mind that Saudi women are all too familiar with the surveillance state. More »

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

| October 16, 2013

Haifaa Al-Mansour reflects on her new feature film, Wadjda; the unusual challenges involved in making it; and the impact of telling a story from the perspective of a ten-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia. More »

Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

| June 30, 2013

Two Saudi women’s rights activists, Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, have been sentenced to 10 months in prison plus a two-year travel ban thereafter—for “encouraging" a French Canadian woman "to defy" her allegedly abusive Saudi husband. More »

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

| May 17, 2013

Africans cannot sacrifice democracy for economic gain for the few and pittance for the many. The author—a New Yorker born in Nairobi—says paternalistic male leadership must come to an end, and women lead instead. More »

The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

The Power of Mothers: A History of Disappearance

| May 10, 2013

In Juárez, mothers of disappeared and murdered daughters from the last two decades are following in a long tradition of Latin American mothers who have taken to the streets to protest the disappearance of their children. More »

Delivering the News—Ghana’s “Maternal Health Channel”

Delivering the News—Ghana’s “Maternal Health Channel”

| April 25, 2013

Expectant mothers and their caregivers in Ghana can now look to the airwaves for critically important information. More »

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 »