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Health Insurance: States Move Ahead on Curbing Costs

| March 19, 2010

Whatever happens with health reform in Washington, D.C., unfair health insurance rates for women are being banned by an increasing number of states. Here, two New Mexican advocates tell how it happened in their state. More »

In Chile, Bachelet Steps Down

In Chile, Bachelet Steps Down

| March 10, 2010

Michelle Bachelet’s presidency comes to a tumultuous end less than two weeks after her country withstood an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Here, the author assesses what her term in office has meant for women in Chile and what lies ahead. More »

Who Needs More Women in Government? Everyone

Who Needs More Women in Government? Everyone

| March 4, 2010

Women leaders have shown they know how to work together, whether it’s in the public or private sector. Women’s Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett describes a new initiative to put enough women in office this year to overcome the political impasse plaguing our nation’s lawmakers. More »

Health Care Reform—Obama’s Challenge

| February 25, 2010

Obama meets with Republicans today in a health-care summit. Women who helped put him in office expect him to step up and lead—on both access to quality care and access to abortion. More »

Just Not Married: Fighting for Equality on Valentine’s Day

| February 12, 2010

Lesbian and gay male couples are ready to step up their protest with creative new tactics—witness the action this morning in New York and see what lies ahead for marriage equality in 2010. More »

Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

| February 11, 2010

Budget 2011: What Will Women Gain?

| February 3, 2010

If a budget is the ultimate statement of values, the Obama Administration deserves some good marks for attending to women’s needs in an austere time. More »

From Madam Gov. to Madam Pres.

From Madam Gov. to Madam Pres.

| February 1, 2010

Filling the pipeline leading to the first woman elected U.S. president will take candidates who have convinced voters of their executive abilities, argues the writer, author of two books on women’s races for the highest office. The same doesn’t appear to be true for men who run. More »

Sarah Weddington: On the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Sarah Weddington: On the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

| January 22, 2010

The author, who learned in high school about the Supreme Court case that gave women reproductive choice and control over their lives, talks to the lawyer who won that victory. More »

Women Healthcare Executives—Where Are They in the Health Reform Debate?

| January 19, 2010

The author, an activist for women’s health and safety, looks in vain for leadership from women in corporate healthcare boardrooms as negotiations on reform reach the final stage. More »