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Sochi Post-Game Analysis

Sochi Post-Game Analysis

| March 6, 2014

In the aftermath of the Olympics, activists consider whether an opportunity for international pressure to change Russia’s anti-LGBT policies has been squandered. More »

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Appointing Judges Who Have Fought for Justice

Appointing Judges Who Have Fought for Justice

| February 28, 2014

Now that the U.S. Senate has changed its rules to make filling judicial vacancies easier, a new report calls on President Obama to nominate judges who have experience as advocates for change. More »

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Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

| February 21, 2014

Activists are working to remove a major hurdle to justice for sexual assault survivors: the backlog of evidence in hundreds of thousands of cases. More »

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The West’s Dirty Laundry

The West’s Dirty Laundry

| February 13, 2014

In the face of violent backlash, Cambodian garment workers, 90 percent of whom are women, are taking on powerful government and industry forces to fight for a living wage. More »

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An Inside View of the Egyptian Revolution

An Inside View of the Egyptian Revolution

| February 6, 2014

An interview with Jehane Noujaim, whose Oscar-nominated documentary The Square offers a unique look at the lives of three Egyptians during the occupation of Tehrir Square : “It’s crucially important that this story about the Egyptian revolution is told by Egyptians.” More »

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Gender Inertia in Hollywood

Gender Inertia in Hollywood

| January 30, 2014

As Hollywood awards season ramps up, the author of the Celluloid Ceiling report examines why the numbers of women behind the scenes remain frustratingly low. More »

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New Visibility for “the Work That Makes All Other Work Possible”

| January 23, 2014

Because it’s labeled ‘women’s work,‘ it’s devalued,” says one activist. But thanks to a decades-long grassroots movement, three states have enacted protections for domestic workers. As the movement grows in other states, advocates look to lessons learned in New York, Hawaii, and California. More »

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Number of Women Oscar Nominees Remains Low

| January 16, 2014

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning and as we have for the past two years the Women’s Media Center looked at the number of women who were nominated for awards across all non-performance categories. More »

Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

| January 15, 2014

Lizz Winstead keeps finding new ways to raise awareness of, and money for, the fight for reproductive rights. More »

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

| January 8, 2014

Several notable films featuring black lead characters garnered much media attention in 2013. But a new study of 500 films takes a deeper look at who audiences are seeing on screen—and how that is affected by who is behind the camera. More »

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