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International Womens Movement

Why Aren't We Vowing to End Gender-Based Violence Just as We Vow to 'Destroy ISIS'?

Bina Shah | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Bina Shah

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Violence against women and girls goes on every day in every country, including those officially at peace -- but it doesn't make headlines. One in three women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence -- a far higher number than people affected worldwide by terrorism. Allowing this to continue is as unthinkable as allowing ISIS to rampage and kill wherever it pleases.

Women at a Crossroads

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

Women around the world are at a crossroads today. At no point in recent memory have more women simultaneously occupied the halls of power and been left stranded on the street.

Both Halves of the Sky: How Women of the Global North and South Make Each Other Whole

Gail Straub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gail Straub

After reading Half The Sky, I decided that the book is to the international women's movement what An Inconvenient Truth, was to global warming. Since then I have required all my students to read it.