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Filmmaker Who Gives Voice to “Rebels” Spotlights the Work of Helping Girls Escape Abuse

Filmmaker Who Gives Voice to “Rebels” Spotlights the Work of Helping Girls Escape Abuse

| May 13, 2015

The newest project by Kim Longinotto, recently honored at the San Francisco International Film Festival, reflects her longtime interest in changemakers. More »

Remembering Freedom Summer

Remembering Freedom Summer

| June 12, 2014

Freedom Summer began 50 years ago this week. In marking the anniversary, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis sees echoes of the struggles and resistance of that time in today’s voting rights battles. More »

A Wider View of the Human Toll in Syria

July 17, 2012

Like our Women Under Siege project is mapping sexualized violence in the Syria conflict, a group called Syria Tracker is mapping deaths—almost 20,000 in 16 months More »

Violent Rhetoric Has Consequences—Just Ask Abortion Providers

| January 21, 2011

With the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that affirms women's right to choose abortion, approaching tomorrow, National Abortion Federation President Vicki Saporta calls civil dialogue a national responsibility. More »

Shedding Light on Political Intimidation & Violence

January 10, 2011

Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?

Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?

| November 10, 2010

Pakistani American commentator Sharmeen Gangat explores how terrorists' vision of Islam is so vastly at odds with the Muslim tradition that nurtured her. More »

How War Trounces Women's Rights

| November 8, 2010

In her new book "Unmaking War, Remaking Men," feminist sociologist Kathleen Barry argues that by demanding a violent and aggressive masculinity—literally making men expendable—war precludes equality for women. More »