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This week, panelists discuss the effect sequestration cuts will have on women and their children. Then, we turn to Marissa Mayer's surprising announcement about employees at Yahoo!. And, Behind the Headlines: Rep. Jan Schakowsky explains why cosmetics and personal care products may be more dangerous than you think.
This week, panelists discuss the future of the Violence Against Women Act; the impact of the Feminine Mystique 50 years after its original publishing and getting more black women and girls into technology.
This week on To the Contrary, we introduce you to 6 more Congresswoman: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA).
This week, To the Contrary sits down with 5 of the newest women in Congress to discuss their goals for the first term. Guests include Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM).
Interview with Hillary Clinton during her last days as Secretary of State
Are children being used as props in the gun control debate? Then, is the U.S. falling behind on participation of women in the workplace? Behind the Headlines: Arizona's new Congresswoman , Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Panel:Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC),The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood,Women's National Democratic Club President Nuchhi Currier, Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan
As the 113th Congress gets sworn in, new Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran Rep. Tammy Duckworth shares her story of service. Then, international rights community calls for change after the brutal gang-rape of a woman in India, and declining birth rates in the United States.
Panelists discuss the future of gun laws in the United States following the tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Then, we turn to a look at the stories that had everyone talking all year, with a glance ahead at what's next for women in 2013.
Panelists discuss how the newly elected women will change things in the next Congress. Then, a new UN report says access to contraception could boostthe world's economy by billions of dollars. Behind the Headlines. Marianne Williamson on changing the way women talk about politics.
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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 »