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Women's Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

I am a Woman in Black from Belgrade. I was one of the organizers of the the first feminist conference in East Europe, Drug-ca Zena in 1978 in Belgrade. I am also the author of "The Diary of the Political Idiot," maybe the first war diary written by a woman distributed over the Internet.

Millennial Women Take New Path to Leadership

Tabby Biddle | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Tabby Biddle

"The double bind is a real thing," said Kathryn Kolbert, Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College in New York City, in a recent interview with me. "It's absolutely what women face in many circumstances."

We Are the Dream They Dreamed

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

It's really not about "equality"; it's about freedom. Freedom. FREEDOM. The freedom to live a life fully and without fear, no matter your gender. Women today, especially in America, are living a dream that our foremothers dreamed for us. And they have passed the torch to us.

My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?

Gender Equity and Mayan Spirituality

Tobias Roberts | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Tobias Roberts

In the highlands of northern Guatemala, the Mayan-Ixil people who have only come into significant contact with the western world within the last 120 years still conserve a rooted cultural legacy that contains traces of the original "good life."

The Ugly States of the Union

Jim Worth | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

At a time when this country needs to pull together, when the world is embroiled in difficult financial and life-changing struggles there are states that are trying to rip our democracy apart.

One Woman's Guide to Changing the World

Deborah Swiss | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Deborah Swiss

Elizabeth Fry challenged her nation's moral compass. Understanding that poverty is neither a choice nor a crime, she tirelessly worked to educate women in low-paid jobs, in workhouses, in halfway houses and in prisons.

Why Is America Turning a Blind Eye to al Qaeda?

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

This week Leon Panetta said America has "a responsibility to go after al Qaeda wherever they are." He was referring to U.S. efforts to assist the French in Mali. Yet, not that far away, the U.S. turns a blind eye to extreme Islamist policies and actions that threaten America's security.

Averting the Fiscal Cliff: Retired Postal Worker Shames One Percent

Janet Mason | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

The U.S. Treasury Department has been taking contributions toward the national debt since 1961. The largest single donation, made in 1992, was $3.5 million. Most contributions have been under $100 dollars.

Gun Control Laws and Race And Class: Let's Talk About It

Janet Mason | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

We can start with gun control legislation. President Obama is in his second term and now is in a position to take action. Public opinion is on his side. Let's put pressure on our legislators to make sure this happens.

Vote for Romney and He'll Take Your Rights Away: In Remembrance of Post-Feminists and Back Alley Abortions

Janet Mason | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

Have no doubt -- Mitt Romney plans to take Planned Parenthood's funding away and he plans to do his best to let the Supreme Court and then the states overturn Roe v. Wade.

Iran's War On Women Students May Backfire

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In the coming academic year, 36 universities will implement exclusion of women from 77 fields of study. The government, which has distanced itself from the recent education bans introduced by universities, risks a backlash.

What Is Women's Role in Advancing Peace?

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Nancy K. Kaufman

Could women actually make a difference and change the equation when it comes to peacemaking in the broadest sense?

It's the Economy, Girlfriend!

Amy Siskind | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Amy Siskind

The central issue for today's women is economic empowerment. With money comes control -- not dependency, the root cause for so many of the evils impacting today's women.

Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In many Muslim societies, Islamic law deems women inferior to men. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man, and her independence is restricted by seclusion in the home, laws of guardianship by male kin, polygamy and unilateral divorce.

France's Illegal Ban of the Burqa

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

It is nonsensical to suppose that an individual's free and deliberate choice to veil their person violates their own human dignity.

God vs. Women

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Some women and of course plenty of men subscribe to the nutty anti-woman religious view held by fundamentalists. You'd think women wouldn't go for this stuff or this "God." But that's not the case.

First 'Davos' for Women's International Development Held in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women (CAFW) hosted its first "Dialogue for Action" last week in New York City. In short, the event dedicated to he...

Mr. and Ms. Gates Go To Washington, Host Roundtable On Global Health Funding

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Tucker

The Gateses are visiting our nation's capital to reframe the conversation about global health aid. They said we should spend more time talking about what works and how to measure it.

Freed Academic Haleh Esfandiari: 'Iranians Want Evolution, Not Revolution'

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Every two or three years, there has been a wave of protests like this in Iran. But this time I think there has been a fundamental change.

Fared Shafinury: Austin Singer-Songwriter Learns The Hard Way Not To Jam In Tehran Park (VIDEO)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Classically trained musician Fared Shafinury grew up in Corpus Christi, went to college at the University of Texas, and yet somehow always felt too Iranian for South Texas. So the American singer-songwriter moved to Iran.