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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. 

Will 2016 Be the Year for a Woman UN Secretary-General?

Will 2016 Be the Year for a Woman UN Secretary-General?

| January 4, 2016

The movement to elect the first woman United Nations Secretary-General is gaining momentum as the year begins. More »

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Our Bodies Ourselves Turns for Help to Women It Has Helped

Our Bodies Ourselves Turns for Help to Women It Has Helped

| December 17, 2015

The go-to source for reliable, women-centered health information is turning to the public for much-needed support. More »

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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 »

The High Cost of Incarcerating Women

| December 3, 2015

When a woman serves time in prison, it takes a toll on both her future and her children. New sentencing alternatives, including those that keep families together, are starting to gain momentum. More »

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Robin Morgan on the Terrorist Mystique

| November 24, 2015

In this essay, based on a commentary from the November 21 episode of WMC Live With Robin Morgan, the WMC cofounder and author of The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism (Washington Square Press/Simon & Schuster) exposes the ways in which the myth of the male hero makes violence not only possible but inevitable. WMC Live is available by podcast at iTunes. More »

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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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Amy Schumer Joins WMC Founders at Decade Celebration

Amy Schumer Joins WMC Founders at Decade Celebration

| November 11, 2015

At the annual Women's Media Awards gala, more than 350 people gathered to honor trailblazers—and to look ahead to the next decade of making girls and women visible and powerful in media. More »

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Demanding Better for Women Veterans

| November 5, 2015

As Veterans Day approaches, advocates are calling for improvements in care for women veterans, especially those tho are survivors of sexual assault. More »

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Working Together to Make Public Spaces Safer for Women and Girls

| October 29, 2015

In many regions, access to public marketplaces is a must for women's lives and livelihoods. Advocates are working on new ways to make these spaces safer for women and girls. More »

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Women as Peacemakers and Peacekeepers: Having Women at the Table Means a More Lasting Peace

Women as Peacemakers and Peacekeepers: Having Women at the Table Means a More Lasting Peace

| October 21, 2015

A new UN report issues a strong call for bringing more women to the table in peace negotiations and all aspects of peacekeeping. More »

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