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Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

| November 26, 2012

A UN exhibit and seminar in Vienna marks a day devoted to ending violence against women. Alice Driver, whose photographs are included among the images, explains. More »

Of Fantasy Sluts and Real-Life Survivors

Of Fantasy Sluts and Real-Life Survivors

| November 16, 2012

In fighting sexual violence, says the author, school administrators need to be proactive and help the students themselves change the cultural environment. More »

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

| October 29, 2012

The author, founder of Feminist.com, interviews the first-time filmmaker who is winning awards for her documentary on the woman whose death on the streets of Tehran helped kindle Iran's democracy movement. More »

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

| September 9, 2012

The author, founder of the website Stop Street Harassment, collected stories in focus groups to augment a forthcoming, first of its kind national report on street harassment. More »

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

| September 6, 2012

The author, who last week analyzed the potential impact on women of the policies outlined in the Republican National Platform, here turns to the Democratic statement of principles. More »

Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty

Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty

| August 28, 2012

The author, long active in global human rights, argues that the time is ripe for a UN treaty to bolster ongoing efforts to end prostitution. More »

A Champion for Congolese Women

A Champion for Congolese Women

| August 22, 2012

Justine Bihama is making a difference at the world's epicenter of rape—in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More »

The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

| August 19, 2012

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, the author suggests, when citizens see themselves as heroic while committing mass murder. More »

Treaty to Control Arms Trade Derailed For Now

Treaty to Control Arms Trade Derailed For Now

| August 7, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, explains how pre-election timidity has caused the United States to stymie an international effort to regulate the dangerous arms trade industry. More »

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

| July 27, 2012

In Cairo, performers and artists take to the streets to make them safe for women. More »