(WOMENSENEWS)–With the ailing economy on everyone’s mind, we offer a look at the special burdens the deep recession is placing on women’s shoulders and what economists and policy experts are recommending in the way of relief.
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2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt. Anushay Hossain says the revolutionary promises to improve women’s reproductive health globally must not be forgotten.
Money can be a big reason for staying with an abusive partner. But programs around the country help victims develop income and a family law specialist in New York says financial abuse can be solid grounds for a divorce. The second of two articles.
Obama has taken the first legislative steps necessary to help women regain control of their reproductive rights. But Frances Kissling says that only brings us to a point where reproductive rights progress got stalled, more than 20 years ago.
Heavy job losses in March are raising the specter of more missed mortgage payments. Men suffered the worst unemployment, but women’s personal finances tend to be more precarious, which could put them in the middle of the next foreclosure wave.
Media inattention to Women’s History Month doesn’t stop there. It extends to such deadly horrors as sexual violence in war-torn areas of the world. Ariel Dougherty says that’s why she’s spearheading a new way of funding women-focused media projects.
Women are almost twice as likely as men to hold subprime mortgages. That means the ability of many to hang on to their homes could be tied up with Senate action–expected this month–on a bill to reduce mortgage payments.
Kelly White, the new executive director of Chicago Foundation for Women, speaks from personal experience when she talks about the needs of single female heads of household. From that perspective, she examines the outlines of the Obama budget.
Most of the women in a Quito jail were arrested on drug-related charges. A researcher says they reflect a trend in women’s imprisonment that has been developing for decades. Second of three stories about women in the jail.