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Carter & Religion; Marriage & Divorce; Cindy Chupack

March 28, 2014

This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss President Jimmy Carter's take on religion, why marriage rates are in decline, and how women use humor to get through tough times.

PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, Independent Women’s Forum, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Journalist Anushay Hossain, Republican Commentator Rina Shah
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Contraception Cases; Ban Bossy; Congresswomen & Leadership

March 21, 2014

This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss the Contraception Cases headed to SCOTUS, Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" Campaign , and the past, present and future of women in Congress.

PANEL: Gloucester Institute President Kay Coles James; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; The New Agenda's Amy Siskind; NPR host Avis Jones DeWeever

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Women’s Lives and Challenges: Equality and Empowerment since 2000

March 07, 2014

In honor of Women's History Month, To the Contrary is accepting blog posts from individuals and organizations we have been working with over the past 23 years.  Here's the first in our series.

By Katie Taylor, USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Every year, International Women’s Day on March 8th, provides a global platform to focus attention on the continued need to improve women’s status and opportunities all over the world. We know that when women are healthy and educated they trigger progress for themselves, their communities and countries.  Women are able to participate in the work force, and are more likely to have healthy, educated children - issuing in a cycle of opportunity rather than perpetuating a cycle of poverty.   

A new USAID report, produced by The DHS Program, Women’s Lives and Challenges: Equality and Empowerment since 2000, assesses progress toward gender equality over the past decade.  This report, among the most extensive recent assessments of women’s status, looks at women’s progress in four continents and more than 45 countries.  Based on almost 100 national surveys, Women’s Lives and Challenges evaluates levels and trends in women’s access to education and health care, employment, domestic decision-making, and experience of violence. 

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Women's History Month

March 03, 2014

March is Women's History Month! Stick with To The Contrary as we look at important moments in history that shape our present. Below, you'll find segments about inspiring women and important issues. Keep watching To The Contrary!

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Women In Media; Sochi Olympic Courses; Mountain Top Removal

February 21, 2014

This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss the 2014 Women In The Media Report, whether Sochi's Olympic courses are too extreme for women, and Mountain Top Removal that threatens lives in West Virginia.

PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Strategist Rina Shah; CEO of National Network to End Domestic Violence Kim Gandy; Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp; Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s Janet Keating

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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