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The united states of women: Why we’re still discussing women’s rights

Thirty-eight years ago, the Supreme Court voted to uphold Roe v. Wade – yet women’s reproductive rights are still being challenged. Alison Stewart talks to three different women, from three different eras, about some political, legal, economic and cultural issues faced by women in the U.S. today.


‘Cairo 6, 7, 8’ exposes sexual violence in a changing Egypt

Mohammed Diab captures the grim reality of sexual harassment in Egypt in his new film, based on real-life experiences of three women.


  Women in the midterm elections: Do numbers equal progress?

In this extended web interview, Rebecca Traister and Melissa Harris-Perry join Alison discuss whether the record numbers of women running for Congress equal progress on women’s issues.


Rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In this extended web interview, Alison Stewart speaks with Anneke van Woudenberg of Human Rights Watch about the roots of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the use of rape as a weapon against communities there.


  Women at the jirga

The idea of reconciling with the Taliban has been of particular concern to women, who fear that their hard-won rights could be negotiated away.


Bridging the gender wage gap

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women who work full time earn about 77 cents for every dollar that men earn annually, despite the fact that women tend to be more educated than working men.  And the numbers are even more discouraging for women of color: African-American women earn 61 cents, and Latinas [...]

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