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Washington Post Appointment Emblematic of Media Industry’s Persistent Marginalization of Women

| December 9, 2015

After the appointment of another male managing editor last week at The Washington Post, Soraya Chemaly calls out the continuing lack of women decision makers in media. More »

Former Prison to be Transformed into Hub for Women, Engagement, and Action

Former Prison to be Transformed into Hub for Women, Engagement, and Action

| November 20, 2015

A new partnership of the NoVo Foundation and the Goren Group, a woman-owned real estate development firm, plans to transform the site of a notorious women's prison into a new center for activism and collaboration. More »

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Ten Years After Katrina: Women Heroes of the Recovery

Ten Years After Katrina: Women Heroes of the Recovery

| August 27, 2015

As we commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we must remember the leadership of women—and the work still to be done. More »

Meryl Streep and New York Women in Film and  TV Combine Forces for Women Writers

Meryl Streep and New York Women in Film and TV Combine Forces for Women Writers

| August 14, 2015

New York Women in Film and Television's innovative program for women screenwriters over age 40 is welcoming its first class, to meet this fall. More »

Activists Organize for Women’s Rights in Armenia

Activists Organize for Women’s Rights in Armenia

| July 29, 2015

The Women’s Resource Center of Armenia is leading a small but growing movement, working for domestic violence laws, women’s health, education, and more. More »

Meet the Woman Journalist Behind Early US-Cuba Talks

Meet the Woman Journalist Behind Early US-Cuba Talks

| July 9, 2015

As the United States and Cuba reopen embassies this month, we remember Lisa Howard, a little-known television journalist who played a key role in secret talks between the Kennedy and Castro governments. More »

Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Convict for Online Threats

| June 2, 2015

The Court reversed a conviction, but avoided First Amendment questions. Two feminist legal experts weigh in on what yesterday’s Elonis decision means. More »

Who Runs the World?

Who Runs the World?

| March 26, 2015

The goal from Beijing was for women to be 30 percent of the world’s leaders. We’re not there yet. More »

Giving Women Journalists a New Reach

Giving Women Journalists a New Reach

| March 4, 2015

Global Press News Service brings women’s unique access and insights to international reporting. More »

A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

| June 27, 2014

A new documentary reveals the unique perspectives and extraordinary life of the author and activist, who has been agitating for change for some seven decades. More »