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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 »

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 »

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

| February 19, 2013

The author, editorial director of Feminist Studies, takes issue with the language the president used in last week's State of the Union address. 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 »

Hillary Clinton’s Future—Full of Possibilities

Hillary Clinton’s Future—Full of Possibilities

| February 7, 2013

The author, who has closely followed Hillary Clinton's career, writes that pundits are posing the wrong question about Clinton's future. More »

Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

| January 28, 2013

The inauguration moment that most moved the author, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis, came early in the ceremony. More »

Maryland Women’s Agenda for Obama’s Second Term

Maryland Women’s Agenda for Obama’s Second Term

| January 22, 2013

The author checks in with state legislators from the Maryland Women's Caucus to see what they expect from President Barack Obama in his second term. More »

Abortion Services: A Family Doctor’s Perspective

Abortion Services: A Family Doctor’s Perspective

| January 14, 2013

Approaching the 40th anniversary of the decision that legalized abortion, Dr. Linda Prine describes its provision as part of a continuum of care. More »