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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. 

Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

| November 6, 2013

Student filmmakers and their professors at five far-flung colleges have united to create a diverse collection of short films to promote campus sexual assault awareness and prevention. So far, the films have reached 400 additional schools, and counting. More »

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

Do We Really Want to Talk About Mass Surveillance?

| October 30, 2013

As U.S. activists protest against NSA rights violations, we should bear in mind that Saudi women are all too familiar with the surveillance state. More »

Honoring Game Changers at the Women’s Media Awards

Honoring Game Changers at the Women’s Media Awards

| October 23, 2013

More than 400 people gathered in New York to honor and celebrate women who are making themselves and other women visible and powerful in media. More »

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

| October 16, 2013

Haifaa Al-Mansour reflects on her new feature film, Wadjda; the unusual challenges involved in making it; and the impact of telling a story from the perspective of a ten-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia. More »

MAKERS Asks (and Answers): Where Are the Women?

MAKERS Asks (and Answers): Where Are the Women?

| October 9, 2013

Eight months after its premiere, "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" continues its dramatic growth as a multimedia project chronicling the modern U.S. women’s movement. It received the Multi-Media Award for Ground-Breaking Contribution to Women, History, and America at the Women’s Media Center Awards Gala in New York this week. Amy Richards—who is writing a book about MAKERS—will appear as a guest on “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan” on October 10. More »

“Living Off Tips”: Restaurant Workers Campaign for a Living Wage

“Living Off Tips”: Restaurant Workers Campaign for a Living Wage

| October 2, 2013

As the effort to raise the federal minimum wage gathers momentum, the author, co-founder of a restaurant workers’ advocacy group, reports on a campaign to raise awareness about an often-overlooked piece of the story—the subminimum wage for tipped workers. More »

Why Work-Family Policies Are a Women’s Issue—and More

| August 1, 2013

The lack of family-friendly policies in the United States is rooted in the undervaluation of women and women’s work. Too many workplaces still operate as if the workforce is comprised of men with a wife at home full-time to raise the kids—in spite of the fact that the majority of families with children have every parent in the workforce. More »

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Cry Foul at Wimbledon

| July 11, 2013

Some media outlets proclaimed that this week's Wimbledon winner was the first from Britain in 77 years. In saying so, they erased not one, but four, female champions. More »

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Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

Action Alert & Interview Transcript: Saudi Activist Women Facing Jail for Bringing Abused Woman Food

| June 30, 2013

Two Saudi women’s rights activists, Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, have been sentenced to 10 months in prison plus a two-year travel ban thereafter—for “encouraging" a French Canadian woman "to defy" her allegedly abusive Saudi husband. More »

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

| May 17, 2013

Africans cannot sacrifice democracy for economic gain for the few and pittance for the many. The author—a New Yorker born in Nairobi—says paternalistic male leadership must come to an end, and women lead instead. More »