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In the immediate aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s death, The Talk was a buzzphrase in many mouths.  The Talk – the cautions, warnings,...
By Alexandra Mazzeo*Yesterday, The Opportunity Agenda and the U.S. Human Rights Network hosted a telebriefing on two key human rights treaties and...
 Working America and the AFL-CIO recently launched the 2010 Ask a Working Woman survey. A similar survey has been done every 2 years, and in...
By Kyla Bender-BairdLast week, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) launched a new global index and ranking of women’s economic opportunity....
By Allie Bohm*As a colleague recently reminded me, our system of government was developed not to pass laws, but to make change slowly. Take, for...

News

  • March 18, 2010

    Long waits to use women's restroom facilities are a familiar, if not uncomfortable and exasperating reality for many women in public buildings, sports arenas, theaters...


  • March 16, 2010

    A judge in Sierra Leone has ruled for the first time that a woman's bid to become a paramount chief is lawful.  Women's rights activists hailed the ruling as a landmark decision and vowed to fight similar bans in other regions.


  • March 16, 2010

    Egypt's Constitutional Court backed the right of women judges to sit on the bench in the state's administrative courts, despite opposition from conservatives.

    The ruling follows a dispute within the State Council, the top administrative...


  • March 15, 2010

    The French parliament is to vote on a proposal to ban the face covering known as the niqab or burqa.  BBC Wales reporter Selma Chalabi looks at what is happening in France and finds out how Muslims in Wales are responding.



  • March 11, 2010

    One way to increase the number of women on boards is to ensure that more women gain the right experience further down the corporate hierarchy. That may be a slower process than imposing a quota, but it is also likely to be a more meaningful and...