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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. 

“In Cairo: A Birth” a Poem by Egyptian Feminist Writer Mona Helmy

“In Cairo: A Birth” a Poem by Egyptian Feminist Writer Mona Helmy

| February 11, 2011

Egyptian feminist writer Mona Helmy celebrates a fragile beginning of life in her poem, transliterated by Robin Morgan. More »

Celebrating Reel Women: The First Annual Athena Film Festival

Celebrating Reel Women: The First Annual Athena Film Festival

| February 9, 2011

Two advocates for women in film launch a cultural institution in New York City. More »

From Tahrir Square: The City in the Field

From Tahrir Square: The City in the Field

| February 7, 2011

Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi embraces a younger generation determined to achieve the revolutionary goals to which she and others have devoted their lives. More »

An Obama Report Card: State of the Union for Women and Children

| January 27, 2011

In the wake of President Obama's State of the Union Address, the WMC looks at his record on a series of essential issues. Overall grade? Pass, but with ample room for improvement. More »

Violent Rhetoric Has Consequences—Just Ask Abortion Providers

| January 21, 2011

With the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that affirms women's right to choose abortion, approaching tomorrow, National Abortion Federation President Vicki Saporta calls civil dialogue a national responsibility. More »

Giffords Tragedy: What’s the Message to Young Women?

Giffords Tragedy: What’s the Message to Young Women?

| January 10, 2011

When an angry young man aimed his semiautomatic handgun at Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson Safeway store on Saturday, he didn’t just critically wound her and kill or wound 19 others. He fired a shot through the heart of American democracy. More »

In Chile, a Spiritual Space for Activism

In Chile, a Spiritual Space for Activism

| January 4, 2011

Women who formed the backbone of the antipoverty and human rights work of liberation theology in Latin America have organized for women's empowerment for decades. More »

Micro-lender Fonkoze to the Rescue in Haiti

| December 17, 2010

A micro-credit program and banking system for more than 200,000 women in Haiti has come to the rescue of the overall economy in the wake of the devastating earthquake. At a time when Haitian commercial banks remain closed, Fonkoze, the Haitian branch of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, mobilized over the weekend to get funds to its members in rural towns as well as Port-au-Prince. More »

Batgirl and Other Fair Pay Heroes

Batgirl and Other Fair Pay Heroes

| November 30, 2010

While the Senate recently bungled its chance to advance paycheck fairness, gender pay equality has impressive champions ready to join the battle again, as AAUW's executive director Linda D. Hallman explains. More »

Arms Treaty Must Not Be Derailed

Arms Treaty Must Not Be Derailed

| November 23, 2010

Author and former covert CIA operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career protecting national security is depicted in the new movie "Fair Game," issues an urgent plea to the Senate to ratify the New START treaty without delay. More »