Rush Micro Aid to Women Hurt by Tsunami

Barbara Crossette does not always favor microcredit. But as widows and low-wage workers in countries like Sri Lanka struggle with the devastation of the tsunami, she says now–if ever–is the time for lots of small aid packages.

An Era of Women Leaders Ends at the U.N.

The 1990s saw a record number of U.N. agencies led by women. But when Mary Robinson stepped down as high commissioner for human rights yesterday, the decade of women leaders came to a close. Also, several women gained momentum in Tuesday’s primaries.