women

  • nigeria_ceasefire
    October 17, 2014  

    What’s behind the timing of the cease-fire between Nigeria and Boko Haram? Jeffrey Brown speaks with J. Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council about the motivation for both sides, why the abducted schoolgirls may have become a burden to their captors and what to expect from future talks. Continue reading

  • sotomayor
    October 17, 2014  

    Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look. Continue reading

  • gamergate
    October 16, 2014  

    Members of the gaming community launched a campaign in August called Gamergate as a response to allegations of unethical journalism. But it has grown to include outright threats against women who work in or critique the industry. Hari Sreenivasan talks to one of the targets of the harassment, Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat. Continue reading

  • Iraqis fleeing from IS assaults take shelter in Iraq's Dohuk city
    October 7, 2014  

    The Islamic State has gained notoriety for their beheadings and mass executions, but the group has also abducted thousands of women to make into sex slaves. A former female captive shares her story with the NewsHour, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Manal Omar of the United States Institute of Peace and David Jacobson of the University of South Florida about the exploitation of women by the Islamic State. Continue reading

  • gillibrand
    October 7, 2014  

    As one of only 20 women currently serving in the Senate, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has focused on addressing sexual assault in the military and on college campuses. In her new book, “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World,” she encourages women to express their views and be heard. Gillibrand joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her experience and advice. Continue reading

  • 50 YEARS ON monitor lady bird johnson whistle stop
    October 6, 2014  

    Fifty years ago, in October 1964, less than a month before the presidential elections, Lady Bird Johnson boarded a train in Washington to stump through eight Southern states — a gamble to help win back disaffected voters after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Judy Woodruff explores a lesser-known part of the legislation’s history with a look at the first lady’s influential whistle-stop tour. Continue reading

  • Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
    September 17, 2014  

    Some sponsors of the NFL have started to complain publicly about the league’s handling of the cases involving players and domestic abuse of spouses and children. Despite extra scrutiny, ratings and fan attendance have held. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College and Gregg Easterbrook, author of “The King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America” about the economic consequences. Continue reading

  • malala
    September 16, 2014  

    Two years ago, Malala Yousafzai was targeted for assassination by the Taliban in Pakistan. After surviving a bullet to the head, she has become an international activist, championing girl’s education. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Malala, now 17 years old, with questions from our Student Reporting Labs participants. Continue reading

  • xerox
    September 15, 2014  

    Xerox, a $22 billion company, is the first Fortune-500 corporation to have a female CEO. Its commitment to a diverse workforce began in the 1960s, when the founder pledged job opportunities for the African-American community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how the effort to include and amplify multiple points of view has helped it survive and adapt to an ever-morphing market. Continue reading

  • Photo by Flickr user Andy Piper
    September 14, 2014  

    Women hold few positions of authority in newsrooms across the United States, according to a Nieman report published earlier this week. Some experts say this disparity could have far-reaching impacts for consumers of the mainstream media. Anna Griffin, a reporter and editor at The Oregonian newspaper and the report’s author, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the industry-wide problem. Continue reading