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Women's Media Center produces original features on important issues by women experts and journalists.  Our reports and commentaries provide progressive women's perspectives on both headline stories and timely events ignored or misrepresented in the mainstream media.  National and international contributors -- widely diverse -- include members of the Women's Media Center Board of Directors, Progressive Women's Voices alumnae, SheSource participants, and many others, all using our platform to influence the global disucssion - and all paid honararia in respect for their writing.  They offer our audience must-know information to move forward making change. 

A Harsh Climate for Women

A Harsh Climate for Women

| July 23, 2014

By any measure, women are hardest hit by the effects of climate change. So we need women’s leadership in finding solutions. More »

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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 »

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Women Writers Find a New Platform

Women Writers Find a New Platform

| July 9, 2014

An innovative digital publisher offers new opportunities to women writers—and their audiences. More »

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Rwanda 20 Years Later

Rwanda 20 Years Later

| July 2, 2014

The author, a survivor of the 1994 genocide, sends out a call for both remembrance and action. More »

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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 »

Kings Will Be Kings

Kings Will Be Kings

| June 20, 2014

The author explores the real evil in the box-office knockout Maleficent More »

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Remembering Freedom Summer

Remembering Freedom Summer

| June 12, 2014

Freedom Summer began 50 years ago this week. In marking the anniversary, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis sees echoes of the struggles and resistance of that time in today’s voting rights battles. More »

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit

| June 5, 2014

Activists are increasing pressure on the Canadian government to take action on the crisis of missing and murdered aboriginal women. More »

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Women in Foreclosure: Not Out of the Woods

Women in Foreclosure: Not Out of the Woods

| May 30, 2014

In the second of a two-part series, the author reports that the federal response to the foreclosure crisis rescued the banking industry but provided only temporary relief for homeowners, and warns that as time is running out on homeowners’ protections, a failed safety net and poor job benefits leave women at risk. This feature is based on her March article in the University of Chicago’s journal Social Service Review. More »

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What to Make of the Jill Abramson Firing

What to Make of the Jill Abramson Firing

| May 27, 2014

A special edition of Women’s Media Center Live With Robin Morgan devoted the entire hour to a roundtable of four distinguished journalists, all members of the WMC board of directors—Soraya Chemaly, Carol Jenkins, Geneva Overholser, and Gloria Steinem— delving into the implications of this firing. Following is an edited excerpt from that conversation. The full program is available at WMCLive.com and iTunes. More »

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