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Panelists discuss the historic win for women in Congress and Senate and what President Obama's second term means for women. Then, the importance of women's vote in this election. Behind the Headlines. Coming Home. The challenges faced by returning women veterans.
Panelists discuss the waitress moms impact on election day and whether they'll be swayed by recent political gaffes about rape. Then, we turn to the European Parliament, who rejected an application for the Central Bank becausethe applicant was a MAN. And, Behind the Headlines: Kathleen Turner. The Actress and advocate brings the role of Molly Ivins to DC in advance of election day.
Gop nominee Mitt Romney pulls even with President Obama among women voters in swing states. Then, a former Amherst College student brings attention to rape on college campuses. And, Behind the Headlines, Salon.com's Joan Walsh asks, What's the Matter with White People?
Will a more moderate Mitt Romney appeal to women voters? Then, we turn to the first UN International Day of the Girl Child and its focus on child marriage. And, Behind the Headlines, wage theft, a little known problem that costs mainly women workers millions of dollars.
Panelists discuss the criticism and support GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has received for buying hunting gear for his 10-year-old daughter. Then, we turn to a new study that shows bias still persists against women in the sciences. And, Behind the Headlines, BPA-a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns.
Panelists discuss women's rights on the agenda at the UN General Assembly. Then, we turn to news of the first mother-daughter womb tansplant. And, behind the headlines, is it the end of men? Journalist Hanna Rosin thinks in this economy, it might be.
Panelists discuss the future of education and the efficacy of standardized testing for teachers. Then, public breastfeeding by an American University professor during lecture sparks controversy. Behind the Headlines: Roslyn Brock. The youngest Chair of NAACP leads the organization into the 21st century.
Women dominated the Democratic National Convention, but will they turn up to vote for President Obama. Behind the Headlines: GOP and Equality. A new organization, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, wants their party to be more flexible on marriage equality to appeal to younger voters.
With the GOP Convention over, the Republicans take their message on the road as the Democrats head to Charlotte to nominate President Obama as their candidate. Then, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis defends the administration with a Labor Day interview on women and jobs.
Panelists discuss how the new Republican Party platform and the remarks of Republican Rep. Todd Akin about rape and pregnancy resulting from rape will impact the Republican Convention. Then, we turn to new data showing full-time working moms are healthier than part-time working and stay at home moms. And, Behind the Headlines: cost of hope. One woman shares her journey of navigating the health care system during her husband's terminal illness.
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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 »