Communications, Culture & Society

Popular culture and communications have a powerful influence on how gender roles are perceived and stereotypes perpetuated across society. Re:Gender and its members uncover and counter misinformation providing context and analysis about the accuracy of how the daily lives, responsibilities and realities of women and girls are represented and interpreted in the media. Efforts are also focused on increasing opportunities for women commentators and opinion leaders to influence public perceptions and debate.

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- By Eliza Wierzbinska, Intern - Family is one of the most often revisited themes on television. In sitcoms and dramas, mother and father...
In honor of Independence Day, here are some women who have helped fight for and maintain freedom across identities. While this list is incomplete...
Wendy Davis, the over-night liberal and feminist superstar, has pink sneakers. Did you know this fact? Of course you did.
Father’s Day is an opportune time to reflect on what fathers mean to us, not only individually, but as a society.  Looking at...
Sexism is not a one-party issue. Expectations to fulfill gender role requirements do not only negatively affect women, but men as well. The cards we...

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  • March 12, 2012

     Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Inc.’s chief operating officer, said the past decade has seen little or no gain for women in top government or executive positions.


  • March 12, 2012

     Partner Lisa-Marie Monsanto is among the 30 women being celebrated by the National Council for Research on Women for their efforts to advance women’s issues, promote women's leadership and change the way the world views women and girls.


  • March 11, 2012

     Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours and produce half of the world's food. Yet, women earn only 10 percent of the world's income and own less than 1 percent of the world's property.


  • March 10, 2012

     AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins say they are surprised and dismayed by results of their latest multicenter study showing that the yearly number of new cases of HIV infection among black women in Baltimore and other cities is five times higher than...


  • March 8, 2012

     Every year, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, Women Deliver celebrates the progress made on behalf of girls and women worldwide. The “Women Deliver 50” is a compilation of the 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions...