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Topics: Sex Scandals in Politics, Pope Francis and 'the cult of money,' Behind the Headlines: Senator Olympia Snowe's next act.
Sexual Assault in the military is on the rise. The debate on women freezing their eggs. Behind the Headlines: International Surrogacy. PANELISTS: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Hadley Heath, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Tara Setmayer
This week, the panelists discuss the Obama administration limiting Plan B, whether teens are lazier and more materialistic than before, and Behind the Headlines: sex in the Arab world.
This week, panelists discuss the challenges for women in positions of power, the new movie "Wadjda" and its impact, and how students are fighting against sexual assault on college campuses.
First, feminists use extreme tactics to protest Islam. Next, Margaret Thatcher's leaves behind a polarizing legacy. Then, female veterans become business leaders.
This week, panelists discuss a federal judge's ruling about the morning after pill. Then, Princeton alum Susan Patton has some advice for young women: find your husband in college. And, Behind the Headlines: Going Solo. More adults are choosing to live alone.
This week, panelists discuss why young women are running from political office. Then, the future of same-sex marriage after hearings in the US Supreme Court. And Behind the Headlines: Lauren Drain, a young woman who was banished from the Westboro Baptist Church.
This week, panelists discuss whether single parent families are leading to the decline of men. Then, we turn to a New York Magazine article about feminist women who choose to stay home. And, behind the headlines, a history of women in defense.
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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 »