We continue our Women Thought Leaders series with interviews with two new members of the House of Representatives Susan Wild (D-PA) and Kim Schrier (D-WA). What are the top issues for these lawmakers?Watch Video
The Catholic Church holds a historic summit to stop abuse of minor. How white suffragists frequently turned their back on their black sisters. We speak with Reps. Karen Bass and Barbara Lee about African-American role models.Watch Video
Mind The Pay Gap: Berlin Public Transit Gives 21% Discount To Women Today To Raise Pay Gap Awareness
March 18, 2019 | Read More »
In Berlin, public transit is reminding riders to 'mind the pay gap,' as well as watching their step. A ticket will be offered to women today only that costs 21 per cent less than normal - the amount that women are paid less than men in Germany according to EU statistics. Men will be required to pay the full ticket fare or face evasion fines.
Iran, one of the top women rights abusers in the world, has been granted a seat on a key United Nations committee that oversees protests about the international abuse of women. An announcement by the U.N. on Wednesday said that Iran would be promoted to the international organization’s Committee on the Status of Women.
US officials in New York are attempting to water down language and remove the word “gender” from documents being negotiated at the UN, in what is being seen as a threat to international agreements on women’s rights.
One of the UK’s top doctors is leading an effort to revolutionise health services for women, from helping them prevent unplanned pregnancies to staving off disease in old age.
By: Dee Gillingham
The counter argument against the Equal Rights Amendment is that in 2019, women truly have equal rights in America. Sure, women are climbing ladders and finding success in careers across industries. We have access to certain aspects of healthcare and the right to vote, but America has still fallen short in many contexts. While those were all extremely important wins in the suffragists’ movement, women are not treated equally. That idea is baloney.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the Catholic Church’s summit to stop sexual abuse, the black suffragists’ story, and in honor of Black History Month, interviews with two prominent African-American congresswomen.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices; Angela Sailor, Heritage Foundation; and Megan Beyer, Women in Public Service.
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