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Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

| February 21, 2014

Activists are working to remove a major hurdle to justice for sexual assault survivors: the backlog of evidence in hundreds of thousands of cases. More »

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The West’s Dirty Laundry

The West’s Dirty Laundry

| February 13, 2014

In the face of violent backlash, Cambodian garment workers, 90 percent of whom are women, are taking on powerful government and industry forces to fight for a living wage. More »

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An Inside View of the Egyptian Revolution

An Inside View of the Egyptian Revolution

| February 6, 2014

An interview with Jehane Noujaim, whose Oscar-nominated documentary The Square offers a unique look at the lives of three Egyptians during the occupation of Tehrir Square : “It’s crucially important that this story about the Egyptian revolution is told by Egyptians.” More »

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Gender Inertia in Hollywood

Gender Inertia in Hollywood

| January 30, 2014

As Hollywood awards season ramps up, the author of the Celluloid Ceiling report examines why the numbers of women behind the scenes remain frustratingly low. More »

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New Visibility for “the Work That Makes All Other Work Possible”

| January 23, 2014

Because it’s labeled ‘women’s work,‘ it’s devalued,” says one activist. But thanks to a decades-long grassroots movement, three states have enacted protections for domestic workers. As the movement grows in other states, advocates look to lessons learned in New York, Hawaii, and California. More »

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Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

| January 15, 2014

Lizz Winstead keeps finding new ways to raise awareness of, and money for, the fight for reproductive rights. More »

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

| January 9, 2014

Several notable films featuring black lead characters garnered much media attention in 2013. But a new study of 500 films takes a deeper look at who audiences are seeing on screen—and how that is affected by who is behind the camera. More »

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Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

| January 2, 2014

An innovative new project is giving feminists worldwide the tools to be visible, connected, and more powerful. More »

The Winter Holiday War: It’s Older Than You Think

The Winter Holiday War: It’s Older Than You Think

| December 18, 2013

In the midst of media-fed notions of a “war on Christmas,” let us remember that mid-winter holidays have a long and rich history, and that the season belongs to all of us. More »

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

| December 11, 2013

A new policy proposal to the UN threatens to undo decades of progress in the fight against prostitution. Robin Morgan asks: Why isn’t this considered news? More »