A flap between Judith Giuliani and her stepson may affect the future of Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid. Elizabeth Mehren says her stepmotherly sympathy went straight to Judith, though, and it’s time to move past old stereotypes of blended families.
Female crews working for Habitat for Humanity have built nearly 800 houses around the world. Elizabeth Mehren is terrified of power tools, yet she just joined hands with other women to build one family a better home.
Poverty rates are rising in the United States and the burden on women is rising too. Diane Dujon and Dottie Stevens are two who escaped. Now the Boston women who pushed themselves over the poverty line are working to help others do the same.
“Acting on Faith” is a new independent film that explores the convergent paths of three female activists from three different religions who are spearheading social change and grassroots activism. Second of five articles on women and religion.
Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman has made women’s issues a priority in her opinion writing. In covering the upcoming presidential election, Goodman has fought to keep issues like economic equity and reproductive rights on the table.
Doris Haddock, the 94-year-old Democratic candidate for New Hampshire’s U.S. seat, is fighting an uphill battle in her campaign. But Granny D says her emphasis on social policy may cause voters to change their mind come Election Day.
Women who have undergone female genital mutilation can be made to feel like clinical curiosities. But at the African Women’s Health Center at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, treatment is delivered with cultural understanding.
Female peacemakers from around the world’s war-torn countries are demanding a role in the reconstruction of their countries. A recent conference of Women Waging Peace documented their role and gave them a chance to interact with policy makers.
With women accounting for 71 percent of the elderly poor, “money conferences”–launched by states, financed by corporations and aimed at women–are spreading. At a recent event, one participant worried about debt she incurred while caring for family.