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Panelists discuss the new GOP initiative to celebrate female lawmakers and recruit women voters. Then, we turn to pink collar jobs going blue as more men work in traditionally female jobs. And, Behind the Headlines: the Model Alliance bands models together for better working conditions.
Panelists discuss new data showing more than half of new births in the U.S. are to minorities. Then, we turn to women in combat as the U.S. Army opens positions for women on the front lines. And, behind the headlines: American foreign service officers in China.
Panelists discuss the political impact of President Obama's announcement in support of gay marriage. Then, more women pay child support and alimony. And, Behind the Headlines: Mother's Day, we speak with Republican strategist Bay Buchanan on single motherhood.
Panelists discuss which presidential candidate is better for women as they both gear up to attract women voters. Then we turn to the status of American nuns after the Vatican accuses them of "radical" feminism. And, Behind the Headlines: Nobel Peace Prize winners. We sit down with 2011 recipients Tawakkol Karman and Leymah Gbowee.
Panelists discuss the importance of the women's vote in the 2012 political climate. Then, the dearth of women in the world's largest social networking company. And, behind the headlines: Immigtaion & Education: An in-depth look at the costs and challenges of educating the immigrant population and children who don't speak English.
Panelists discuss the role of First Ladies, as Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad is urged to end the violence in her country. Then we turn to new data showing women desire high-paying careers more than men. And, behind the headlines: mandatory E-Verify. An often overlooked part of immigration reform would open jobs for U.S. workers.
Panelists discuss Republican presidential canditate Mitt Romney's focus on women's issues and votes. Next, another chance for the ERA? Then, a female politician who's foregoing re-election: North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue.
Panelists discuss the White House's push for women's economic empowerment and votes, including an interview with the Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz. Next, Lilly Ledbetter, the face of pay equity, tells us her story. Then, controversy of the Augusta National Golf Club's all male policy as IBM, one of its top sponsors, sports a female CEO.
Panelists discuss Violence Against Women's Act. Then, women's health and the Supreme Court. Behind the headlines: gleaning and why it is important in feeding America's hungry.
Panelists discuss Arizona's new stance on womens health, including a bill restricting access to contraception. Then, we turn to the new documentary 'Bully' and the teenager who is trying to make sure every kid sees the movie. Behind the headlines: a new initiative, The 2012 Project, wants to get more women in public office, including women from unconventional places.
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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 »