As the Episcopal Church’s first female presiding bishop faces pressure on same-sex unions, female priests say the schism threat places intensified scrutiny on their own leadership. First in a series on women changing religious institutions and practices.
June Cross has put her story under the microscope of historical journalism and managed to find, in her own life, a story of not only conflict but also endurance and inspiration. She has now written a book that expands on her film “Secret Daughter.”
Russia’s new power to intrude on nongovernmental organizations is a sore point in U.S.-Russian relations and is spreading a chill over rights groups such as the Soldiers’ Mothers Committee, which helps women keep sons out of the military.
During Black History Month, Macy’s marketed a second shipment of baskets made by Rwandan women, many of whom were widowed during the country’s genocide. Some weavers say the business helps them cope with HIV-AIDS.
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has earned recognition and reprisal for her coverage of the war in Chechnya. She is unswerving in her dedication to her work, which she says offers a chance to help people face both atrocities and everyday life.
Worldwide, over 800,000 women and girls are enslaved in the sex trafficking trade. Lifetime Television is hoping to draw attention to the dark realities of the industry with a mini-series that begins tonight.
Rwanda boasts the world’s highest number of women in parliament. Now, more than a decade after the genocide, female leaders are working to get more women get elected to local offices. First in a series on emerging female leaders in Africa.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Save the Children released its annual Mothers’ Index of the best and worst places to be a mother around the world. The relief agency is also supporting legislation to protect women and children in war-torn regions.