Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in 2009 as part of the Green Movement to protest a disputed presidential election. The government crackdown that followed included some women being imprisoned, tortured and raped. This report shares some of their stories. It is a co-production with The Center for Investigative Reporting. Continue reading
Geena Davis has some experience with strong and complex female characters. She’s played a meek-housewife-turned-bold-woman-on-the-run, a baseball star, a secret agent and an American president. She says it was her experience playing Thelma in “Thelma and Louise” that first piqued her interest in the cause.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving a huge class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. Gwen Ifill discusses the stakes of the case with The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle. Continue reading
Guatemala’s Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales calls for more education about natural family planning, and encourages Guatemala’s men to change their attitudes towards women. Continue reading
Join us Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) for an online panel discussion, hosted by the PBS NewsHour and Independent Television Service (ITVS), about violence against women in the Congo and beyond. Set on the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading
Norma Cruz heads Fundacion Sobrevivientes (the Survivors’ Foundation) in Guatemala City. The foundation works to help victims of gender violence and pushes for prosecution of the crimes. Continue reading
Margaret Warner talks with the World Bank’s Nihal Elwan and American University’s Diane Singerman about the street harassment Egyptian women face in their daily lives. Continue reading
Special correspondents Stephanie Hanes and Steve Sapienza report on the legal struggles of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, some of whom have lived there all their lives. This is the first in a series of reports in partnership with USA Today and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Continue reading