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The Ground We Stand On

The Ground We Stand On

| June 11, 2010

In Zimbabwe, Kenya and other countries wrested from colonial powers, women must look to their own rich heritage for security and rights, argues the author, Kenyan feminist and scholar Achola O. Pala. More »

The Lilly Awards Honor Women in Theatre

The Lilly Awards Honor Women in Theatre

| June 3, 2010

Preempting the male bastion that dominates the Tony Awards, supporters of women playwrights took matters into their own hands, as Women and Hollywood blogger Melissa Silverstein explains. More »

I’ve Seen First Hand What CEDAW Can Do

I’ve Seen First Hand What CEDAW Can Do

| May 27, 2010

The author, chief of the Africa Division of UNIFEM, explains the power of the UN treaty to eliminate discrimination against women—a potent tool that will only gain in strength with ratification by the United States. More »

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

| May 24, 2010

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have voiced concern for women’s safety and health around the world. Legislation introduced this month in the House calls for specific steps to meet that commitment in regard to mothers dying in childbirth. More »

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

| May 20, 2010

The author, a Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices alumna, reports back from a Mother’s Day delegation in Phoenix to protest the state’s treatment of immigrant women. More »

Rhonda Copelon—An Architect of Feminist Human Rights Law

| May 18, 2010

When Rhonda Copelon died this month of ovarian cancer, she was 65 and the influence of her ground-breaking legal career could be appreciated around the world. Here, adapted from a tribute at an awards ceremony last year, friend and colleague Charlotte Bunch describes her extraordinary personal and professional contributions. More »

The Marriage Thing

The Marriage Thing

| May 14, 2010

That the sexual identity of the Supreme Court nominee might be regarded as anyone’s business but her own strikes the author, lead plaintiff in the 1974 women’s discrimination law suit against the New York Times, as a sad anachronism. More »

Elena Kagan—The President’s Choice

Elena Kagan—The President’s Choice

| May 11, 2010

For his second nomination to the high court, President Obama once more chooses a woman—one who lacks a paper trail of judicial opinions and has a history of pulling support from more than one ideological sector. And that, argues the author, is what makes some people nervous. More »

Shining a Light Under the Veil

Shining a Light Under the Veil

| May 10, 2010

The author, whose interviews have been widely published, talks to playwright Mary Apick about the stories of women who spend their public lives shielded from our view. More »

The Problems We Mothers Wish We Had

The Problems We Mothers Wish We Had

| May 6, 2010

While the media focus on “Work-Family Dilemmas of the Rich and Famous,” the average employed mother has few resources and fewer choices, says the author of a new book, “The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation.” More »