Souid Opens Lingo of Lawmaking in New Tunisia

Karima Souid, a foreign-born deputy in Tunisia’s constituent assembly, has broadened the language of lawmaking to include dialectical Arabic, the common tongue. The first of three profiles of women playing active roles in post-revolutionary Tunisia.

10-Hour Day Is Brief for a Home Health Aide

What’s it like to work in one of the most female-dominated occupations? Amy Lieberman kicks off our series with a day in the life of a home health care worker outside New York. Vicky Talag loves her work but doesn’t feel right asking about a raise.

Women and 9/11: Special Reports

Ten years ago, Women’s eNews’ offices were on the border of the area evacuated after the attacks on the World Trade Center. Our reporting team seized the moment to ensure that women’s voices were part of the news coverage of that day and its aftermath, including the series: Women at Ground Zero.
 
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Leaders Who Are Women of Color: Take a Deep Breath

"There are days it is hard for me to get out of bed, the stress is literally killing me," Valery Jean says as she quickly mentions that she spent two weeks dealing with a near death experience. Jean and her almost exclusively women of color staff have been attending transformational organizing trainings with Social Justice […]

Schoolgirls Can Find Protection in Title IX

In this intro from “Hey, Shorty!” Joanne Smith recalls how the rape of an 8-year-old catalyzed the co-authors’ work to end violence against girls in public schools. The book offers a manual on applying Title IX, which prohibits gender discrimination in education.