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Women in Media: Distressing numbers from a new report. Sochi Olympics: Are some courses too extreme for women? Mountaintop Removal Mining: How this unregulated practice contributes to pollution. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Kim Gandy, CEO National Network to End Domestic Violence; Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp; Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s Janet Keating
Wendy Davis: Are her newest declarations on abortion flip-flopping or consistent? Women-Owned Businesses: They may outlast male-owned companies in certain areas. Behind the Heaadlines: Jane Pauley on reinventing yourself. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah
Sochi Olympics: Controversy over gay rights at the Winter Olympics. Vatican vs. United Nations: The Holy See is under pressure over the women who worked at the Magdalene laundries. Behind the Headlines: Chai Feldblum on how the EEOC will deal with pregnancy discrimination. PANEL: Hadley Heath, Anushay Hossain, Hilary Rosen, Francesca Chambers
Unwed Mothers: Should benefits be capped for children born out of wedlock? Feminist Infighting: Online arguments rage between feminists. Behind the Headlines, and for Black History Month, Spelman College President Beverly Tatum. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain, IWF President Sabrina Schaeffer
Sexual Assault: What President Barack Obama is doing to fight rape on campus. Divorce Divide: How religion can affect divorce rates. Behind the Headlines: Gimme Shelter, the movie the pro-life movement can't stop talking about. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Commentator Angela McGlowan, Former Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy
The United Nations questions the Vatican over its sex abuse scandal. The FDA rejects a pill to treat low sex drive in women. Behind the headlines: How women and families are affected by pollution in the water. PANELISTS: Avis Jones DeWeever, Darlene Kennedy, Erin Matson, Rina Shah, Heather White
The Shriver Report: What do low-income women need to succeed? Online Sexism: Writer Amanda Hess on why online misogyny is the next civil rights issue. Out of Time: Professor Lynne Segal's book says ageism is the new frontier of feminism. PANELISTS: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers
Women CEOs in non-traditional professions Feminism as consumer brand marketing Pastrix author, tatooed female pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber PANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Editor of Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah
Men and Violence - Nature vs. Nurture Cheney Sisters Gay Marriage Dispute Child Brides in India PANELISTS: Rep. Donna Edwards (MD), National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Republican Strategist Rina Shah,
Obamacare and Women’s Health Protection First Lady Michelle Obama’s Education Initiative EDGE - Certifying Companies as Woman-Friendly PANELISTS: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp
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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 ...More »
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.Read More »