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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 »

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 »

Strike, Dance! Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising

Strike, Dance! Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising

| February 1, 2013

On February 14, V-Day's Eve Ensler calls on "one billion women and those who love them" to rise up to confront violence against women. 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 »

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

| January 17, 2013

The author, a mtvU/Fulbright fellow in Kosovo, confronts an outbreak of religious extremism of unexpected violence, directed against LGBT expression in Prishtina. More »

India Tragedy Seen as Transitional Moment

India Tragedy Seen as Transitional Moment

| January 10, 2013

Activists in India look to the unabated anger at the death of a young woman as a turning point in their struggle to combat violence against women. More »

Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

| January 4, 2013

The new Congress will have to undo the damage caused by GOP House members who blocked reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act—legislation that until now had earned broad bipartisan support. More »

The Year 2012 Is Reflected in “Emotional Creature”

The Year 2012 Is Reflected in “Emotional Creature”

| December 24, 2012

Eve Ensler's latest play on the inner lives of girls treats topical concerns for feminists today throughout the world. More »

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

| December 19, 2012

This commentary on gun violence will be featured on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on Saturday, December 22, at 11 AM ET on CBS radio 1580 in the Washington, D.C., area and streaming from WMCLive.com. More »

Living in the Path of Drones

Living in the Path of Drones

| November 29, 2012

Pakistani women and U.S. peace actives agree: U.S. military drone strikes must stop, writes Lys Anzia of WNN - Women News Network. More »