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Women in "male" professions
Many politicians are worried because young women tend to educate themselves in traditionally "female" professions that are less paid than traditionally "male" professions. What is important, to have women choose "male" professions, or to give "female" professions more importance with better salaries?
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Confronting Ugly with Ugly
What do you get when you confront ugly with ugly? In Norway, women's rights activists got change.
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Women Between the Frontlines
Imagine beautiful, rugged landscapes of snow-covered mountains and blossoming orchard valleys. Envision the women and men who live there, the farmers and teachers and community members who raise their children between contested country lines.
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Follow the Leader
On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf took the oath of office as Africa's first elected female head of state. A team of filmmakers followed her through her first year in office and the documentary Iron Ladies of Liberia is the result.
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Singing for Change
In the summer of 2003, twenty female musicians from Algeria, France and Argentina gathered in a recording studio in Paris, France. Their mission: to overturn Algeria's Family Code -- a set of laws that, for over 20 years, has relegated women to second-class citizenship. Their instrument: a song.
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Peace Begins with Me and You
Featured Community Voice: Megumi NishikuraPeace and media activist Megumi Nishikura is currently pursuing a master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. In 2003, Nishikura documented the anti-Iraq war movement in New York City...
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Serving the Whole
Featured Community Voice: Global Oneness Project Global Oneness Project is a film project based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to explore how the radically simple notion of oneness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.
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Democracy over the Airwaves
Democracy relies on the participation of all people, not just those vested with formal political power. When a group of women in Nicaragua felt their voices weren't being heard, they took to airwaves and the internet in Observatorios de Transgresion Feminista.
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Forgiving Atrocities in Rwanda
Featured Community Voice: Norah Bagirinka Norah Bagirinka is a Rwanda genocide survivor. She worked as a translator on the Emmy Award-winning and Oscar Award-nominated documentary short God Sleeps in Rwanda. She is the founder of Rwandan Women in Action.
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Kuwaiti Women’s 1st Election Day
Until June 26, 2006, women were not allowed to vote or run for election in Kuwait. On that historic day, thousands of Kuwaiti women waited in sweltering 102-degree heat to cast their vote for the first time in their country's history. Unfortunately, out of 28 women who ran for parliament, not one was elected, although many fared well...
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