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How a Woman Director Found Her Voice

How a Woman Director Found Her Voice

| October 28, 2014

The author, Women and Hollywood founder and editor Melissa Silverstein, profiles Belle director Amma Asante, who is one of the honorees at this week’s WMC Women’s Media Awards. More »

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An Unflinching Look at the Realities of Domestic Violence—and the Women Who Work to End It

An Unflinching Look at the Realities of Domestic Violence—and the Women Who Work to End It

| October 24, 2014

A new HBO documentary, Private Violence, reveals complex truths about domestic violence and the courageous work of the women who have been standing up for years on behalf of victims and survivors. More »

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Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

| October 15, 2014

The author considers the legacy of a groundbreaking health care reformer and looks at what still needs to be done to reduce stigma and improve care for women dealing with addiction. More »

Rising Up in Haiti on International Day of the Girl

Rising Up in Haiti on International Day of the Girl

| October 9, 2014

An innovative project to teach photography to girls has helped them to be seen—and heard. More »

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Why It Matters

Why It Matters

| October 3, 2014

Pop culture commentator Courtney Young considers the fall 2014 TV season’s lineup of diverse programming. More »

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The World Agrees: No Right to Bear Unregulated Arms

The World Agrees: No Right to Bear Unregulated Arms

| September 25, 2014

Thanks in part to the unprecedented leadership and persistence of women, today marks the passage of a global Arms Trade Treaty. More »

The Power of Doc McStuffins

The Power of Doc McStuffins

| September 22, 2014

Can a children’s cartoon help to change the face of medicine? A group of women physicians of color is leveraging the impact of this unusual show to inspire a new generation. More »

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The “Gendered Face” of Ebola

| September 17, 2014

Recognizing that Ebola is killing more women than men—and why—will be key to stemming the spread of the disease. More »

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With Women In The Lead, Abolishing The Death Penalty Gains Traction

With Women In The Lead, Abolishing The Death Penalty Gains Traction

| September 10, 2014

With capital punishment under renewed scrutiny in the U.S., activists are intensifying efforts to abolish it. Women leaders, coming to the movement as witnesses, advocates, survivors, and former prisoners, are playing an increasingly visible role. More »

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“Lasso of Truth”

“Lasso of Truth”

| September 4, 2014

A new play takes a unique look at Wonder Woman—and the surprising man who created her. More »