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Elayne Clift

Elayne Clift

Elayne Clift, a journalist focusing on women, health, development and social issues, writes from Saxtons River, Vermont. Her work has appeared in numerous publications internationally, including most recently Herizons Magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education (www.elayneclift.com).

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Closing the Information Gap on International Surrogacy

July 16, 2014

Two advocacy groups are teaming up to shed light on the human rights aspects of cross-border surrogacy. More »

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

June 20, 2012

The author recalls her time in Burma just before the military coup that kept Aung San Suu Kyi from accepting her Nobel Peace Prize for two decades. More »

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

June 1, 2012

In May the Army began a new Defense Department policy that will open an additional 14,000 positions for women. Will we be ready for them when they come home? More »

Could DSM-5 Be Harmful to Your Mental Health?

Could DSM-5 Be Harmful to Your Mental Health?

February 2, 2012

The APA diagnostic manual revision process, in the news recently over the definition of autism, holds other potential threats for women’s health. Elayne Clift investigates the gender issues in DSM-5. More »

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

December 12, 2011

Two decades after first joining together to make their voices heard at the Earth Summit in Rio, women environmental leaders continue to make progress at the recent UN conference, though it produced only limited gains on climate change. More »

Our Bodies Ourselves at Forty

Our Bodies Ourselves at Forty

October 18, 2011

OBOS celebrates its 40th birthday this year, and members of what is now a worldwide community gathered in Boston to discuss the book's huge impact for women globally. More »

Women at the Front—Two Reporters Join a Sisterhood

Women at the Front—Two Reporters Join a Sisterhood

September 8, 2011

At danger spots in the Middle East and elsewhere, CNN reporters Sara Sidner and Arwa Damon lend their particular perspectives, in a tradition of war correspondents who happen to be women. More »

Finishing Strong—Older Women Athletes Show the Way

Finishing Strong—Older Women Athletes Show the Way

August 18, 2011

Last week Diana Nyad attempted to swim from Cuba to the United States, a feat she first undertook 33 years ago while in her 20s. Elayne Clift celebrates her prowess and that of her sportswomen peers. More »

Graffiti—Women Artists Make Their Mark

Graffiti—Women Artists Make Their Mark

July 26, 2011

With Banksy's documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" nominated for a 2010 Oscar and recent reports in the New York Times, street art is in the news. Elayne Clift explores the perspective of women graffiti artists. More »

The Nation's Moral Bankruptcy Crisis

The Nation's Moral Bankruptcy Crisis

June 3, 2011

The country may be emerging slowly from fiscal crisis, but Elayne Clift writes that there is no end to moral bankruptcy in the United States. More »

A Gendered Lens—Literal and Metaphoric

A Gendered Lens—Literal and Metaphoric

March 18, 2011

Photography exhibits on both coasts—one massive, the other showcasing one artist's vision—both reveal the quality of women's insights that shed light on our times. More »