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Did You Watch It? "Makers: Women Who Make America"
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Last night, PBS aired Makers: Women Who Make America a joint effort documentary by PBS and AOL, which chronicles the last 50 years of the women’s liberation movement in the United States. ...

LATEST ON VAWA: House Backing Down
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Democrats expect that the House will finish debating the GOP version of the bill on Wednesday or Thursday and fail to get enough votes; then will vote and receive the necessary votes on the Senate-passed bill ...

Women To See Higher Prices For Long-Term Care Insurance
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

Genworth Financial, the country’s largest long-term care insurer, has announced that starting this spring it will take gender into account when setting premiums on new policies. ...

House Introduces Own VAWA Bill
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

On Friday, House GOP leaders released their own Violence Against Women Act bill that strips protection for the LGBT community by removing all mention of sexual orientation and gender identity from the bill and ...

Negative Impact of the Sequester on Women and Families
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

According to a new state-by-state analysis released today by the Center for American Progress, if Congress fails to act by March 1, millions of women and children across the United States could lose the critical support and services they need.  ...

South Korea’s First Female President Sworn into Office
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

History was made in South Korea today as the first female president, Park Geun-Hye, of the Saenuri Party was sworn into office. History was made in South Korea today as the fir ...

Personal Encounters Lead to Push for Women’s Advocacy
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 5:40pm | Type: Blog

Melanne Verveer, the first U.S. ambassador for Global Women’s issues has been urging governments and leaders around the world on improving the lives of women. Melanne Verveer, th ...

Egyptian Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

Violence against women at protests is at a chronic level due to security breakdowns and mass protests that are not policed. Violence against women at protests is at a chronic le ...

Increase in Border Enforcement Detrimental to Women and Children
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released its “Immigration Enforcement in the United States” report last month that reveals an increase in spending for the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) due to the ...

Afghan Women and Girls Victims Increases, UN Says
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:19pm | Type: Blog

There has been a increase in the number of Afghan women and girls killed or injured in the last year while going about their daily lives. On Tuesday, the United Nations reported ...

Getting Children Out of Work and Into School
Originally Posted: 12/19/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Children! Forced slave labor, some of them as young as 8 years old, imprisoned, beaten, and required to make decorations intended celebrate the birth of the savior of the world. B ...

Gender Balancing Our World: What Can You Do?
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

How strange it is that Christmas carols can make me want both to buy an iPhone 5 and a Mac Airbook and in the same moment want to save the world? I admit that I keep Santa’s Amazon elves very busy this time of ...

Activists Say Religion Key to Combating Female Genital Mutilation
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

Because of its severity and prevalence, female genital mutilation (FGM, or "cutting") is arguably one of the most important human rights issues in the world. It’s also become increasingly important i ...

Young Pakistani Activist for Girls' Education Shot by Taliban
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

14-year old activist shot by Taliban in Pakistan. One thing that characterized Afghanistan under Taliban rule before 2001 was their treatment of women and girls. From a society of ...

Ethiopia: Motherhood is Powerful, Precious
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 9:38pm | Type: Blog

Sunday afternoon, after us ONE Moms dropped our luggage at the hotel, piled into our chartered bus, and drove to the outskirts of the city to the Mary Joy Aid Through Development Association, I met my Ethiopia ...

Ethiopia: God Is Even Bigger Than We Think
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 9:39pm | Type: Blog

My flight's about to board for Ethiopia. I'm not looking for anything or anyone. I'm going with an open hand and heart. And I know — more than I ever could express in words — that God is even bi ...

The 'Field of Panties': Sexual Violence and Immigrant Farmworkers
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

They call it the field de calzon — the "field of panties" — because so many rapes happen there. On Wednesday, the organization Human Rights Watch released the report Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerabili ...