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Panelists discuss whether women's health is a winning issue this election year as women heat up the campaign trail. Then, we turn to a new study that shows having female managers may not help women employees get ahead. And, Behind the Headlines: Jennifer Garner. The star of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" talks about the movie and her work with Save the Children.
Panelists discuss the changes to women's health care going into effect this week, and why some women may be confused at their next check-up. Then, we turn to a new study showing married male bosses with stay-at-home wives may be biased against female employees. And, Behind the Headlines: petitionining women. Three teenagers start an online petition to get a female presidential debate moderator.
Panelists discuss if the Aurora Colorado theater tragedy has reignited the debate over gun control. Then, North Dakota's Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp talks about the record breaking number of women running for office this year. And, Behind the Headlines: Strong! A new documentary about women weightlifters timed to release with the start of the 2012 Olympics.
Panelists discuss Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's new pregnant CEO and what her hiring means for women. Then, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on why data isn't boring in efforts to empower women around the world. And, Behind the Headlines: Meghan McCain. The young Republican on why she's a feminist and socially liberal.
Panelists discuss the shocking video of an Afghan woman's execution by the Taliban. Then, a first for women and the Olympics? And, Behind the Headlines: BPA. A plastic by-product that's everywhere and rasing health concerns.
Panelists discuss how the Supreme Court's ruling on the healthcare law impacts women's health. Then, can in-vitro fertilization reverse women's biological clock? And, behind the headlines: Human Trafficking. The challenges of combatting a international crime that experts call modern-day slavery.
Panelists discuss the new study that shows Asias have surpassed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the U.S. Then, we take a look back at 40 years of Title IX. And, behind the headlines: The New Feminist Agenda. Former Vermont governor Madeline Kunin on why American women are falling behind their European counterparts.
Panelists discuss new data showing women do more housework - and they aren't happy about it. Then, we turn to the United Nations' statement against baby boxes in Europe, which allow parents to give up children without penalty. And, behind the headlines: Fatherhood. NBA veteran Etan Thomas shares why fatherhood is such an important gift.
Panelists discuss American nuns' response to a rebuke from the Vatican, as they travel to Rome to speak with church leaders. Then, we turn to the Boy Scouts of America as they consider a resolution to overturn their policy of excluding openly gay members. And, Behind the Headlines: misconceptions about sexual assault in the military.
Panelists discuss Planned Parenthood's support of President Obama as polls show women are NOT concerned about women's health issues this election. Then, we turn to the reinvigoration of marriage via viral videos and reality shows. And, Behind the Headlines: the woman running for president, Dr. Jill Stein.
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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 »