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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. 

The UN Steps Up to Women's Rights Challenges

| September 23, 2010

Upon the appointment of Michelle Bachelet to head the UN's promising new women's agency, Shazia Z. Rafi, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, explains how an international coalition of women effectively negotiated the UN power process to get us to this point. More »

Australian Woman Prosecuted for Medical Abortion

| September 16, 2010

In the state of Queensland, a young woman may face seven years in prison for allegedly taking the abortifacient RU486. Michelle Dicinoski, PhD, looks into the pro-choice advocates rallying around her case. More »

How To Get the Best Out of Health Care Reform

| September 13, 2010

Action on health care reform has moved to the states as they implement, or resist, provisions of the federal bill. Giovanna Rossi Pressley, a member of New Mexico's Health Care Reform Leadership Team, tells women what to watch for during this process. More »

Out of the Ash Cloud: An Al Jazeera Festival Premiere

| September 9, 2010

An American filmmaker reflects on screening her documentary on Muslim women religious leaders at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Qatar. More »

Generation Misunderstood

| September 7, 2010

Far from self involvement, far from apathy, WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna Courtney Martin sees the promise of new forms of activism developing from her generation. She tells us about it in her new book published this week. More »

Ancient Texts of Everyday Secrets

Ancient Texts of Everyday Secrets

| September 1, 2010

Arts commentator Emily Wilson talked to singer and composer Jewlia Eisenberg about her latest installation in San Francisco, a project that brings to life the ancient, secret writings of women in what is now Iraq. More »

Military Moms, Still Fighting

| August 27, 2010

The promise of a homecoming next week for all combat troops stationed in Iraq is not the end of the struggle for commentator Cynthia Benjamin and other such mothers, whose sons and daughters still suffer the trauma of engagement. More »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

| August 23, 2010

As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prepares to welcome Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court bench this fall, she reflects on the value of civil discourse in an interview with Associate Professor Nichola D. Gutgold. More »

For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

| August 18, 2010

Social-entrepreneurial partnerships can be win-win situations, reports writer-photographer Laura Tillman, but nonprofits and celebrities have to choose their collaborators carefully. More »

Maria Shriver Takes On Alzheimer’s Advocacy

| August 16, 2010

In her final year as California's First Lady, Maria Shriver turns public attention to Alzheimer’s advocacy at her influential California Governor & First Lady's Conference on Women. Reflecting on an interview with Shriver, author and Feminist.com founder Marianne Schnall explores the personal stories and experiences behind Shriver’s decision. More »