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20 Years After Beijing, How Are We Doing?

20 Years After Beijing, How Are We Doing?

| March 18, 2015

A new, in-depth report on the status of women worldwide reveals where progress has been made, and that there is much more to be done. More »

Reporting on Rape: We Can and Must Get It Right

| January 15, 2015

The author, a former sex crimes prosecutor, points out that true reports of rape are all too common, false reports of rape are rare but they exist, and good investigations can tell them apart. More »

Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

Media Coverage for New Report on Sexualized Violence Crowdmap from WMC’s Women Under Siege

| July 12, 2012

Conservative Media Misrepresents House Version of VAWA

| May 18, 2012

In the wake of the House passing a version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that excludes immigrants, Native Americans and LGTB women, of course Fox News and others are painting their protection as unnecessary. More »

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

| January 25, 2012

This week in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum will highlight a drive by The Elders to end the practice of child marriage. More »

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

| January 10, 2012

The new definition, a major step forward in providing justice and tracking the crime, came after advocates launched a viral "rape is rape" campaign. More »

Finally! FBI’s “Forcible Rape” Definition Is Officially History

| January 9, 2012

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

| January 6, 2012

The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal—and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse. More »

Occupying the Occupy Movement

Occupying the Occupy Movement

| January 3, 2012

An Occupy movement for 2012 could gain strength and staying-power with strategies suggested by an emerging feminist critique. More »

Female Social Media Users in Danger

| December 19, 2011