Women's Movements

Reconstructing Haiti with Women & Girls at the Center

By Tunisia L. Riley*

On May 4, 2010 I sat in a packed room of women (and a few men) coming together to raise awareness of women and girls efforts in the reconstruction of Haiti after the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake and its aftershocks. While Haiti has subsided from the headlines of most mainstream media, this assembly of women, which included women from all parts of the African Diaspora, proves Haiti is still on our minds and in our hearts. But the major recurring question of the evening was, now what? What does this room, packed to capacity, full of progressively minded individuals do when we leave here? The forum, with its panel and audience sought to answer that.


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Map It! The Global Status of Girls

Introducing the new, fully interactive method of feminist geographical mapping: online map tools!


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A vote for CEDAW is a vote for Women

By Kelsey Schwarz*

Like many other Americans, I was unfamiliar with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) until recently. CEDAW (also known as the Women’s Treaty) is an international agreement on basic human rights for women. So how had this escaped my attention? Is it because the US has supported human rights for decades so there is little talk of this particular treaty? No. Is it because it is a new treaty that we have just not heard of yet? No. CEDAW was introduced to the UN back during the Carter Administration and our Senate has been sitting on it ever since! Is it because we have achieved equal rights for women as a nation and help all other nations reach that same goal? Certainly not.


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Obama hails Height as humble force for equality

By BRETT ZONGKER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press Writer Brett Zongker And Julie Pace, Associated Press Writer Thu Apr 29, 12:24 pm ET

CEDAW: Time to Get the US on Board

Today at 12noon Demos is presenting a panel discussing why U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women matters to women at home and abroad. This is a conversation you don't want to miss! Michelle Wucker, Executive Director of the World Policy Institute, will moderate the panel with three distinguished speakers:


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The Center Works to Improve State Law and Federal Policy on International Trafficking of Women and Girls

April 19, 2010

For the first time in 2010, the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report will assess efforts made by governments and others within the United States to address trafficking. Because the Center has led the way to assist state legislators in the 50 states to develop effective laws and policies, we believe that our comments to the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office will be invaluable to this assessment.

NWLC Fact Sheet: The Department Of Education Puts The Teeth Back In Title IX By Revoking a Damaging 2005 Athletics Policy

On April 20, 2010, the Department of Education issued a new policy document revoking the harmful 2005 Additional Clarification that weakened schools’ obligations under Title IX to provide women and girls with equal athletic opportunities.

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http://www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/FactSheeton2010TitleIXPolicy.pdf
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Oklahoma Senate Passes Five New Anti-Choice Bills

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The Feminist Majority Foundation

April 21, 2010

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