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Picturing Breast Cancer
A woman dying of cancer is wrapped in another woman's arms. Behind them, incinerators belch out dark clouds of smoke...
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How to Start a Women’s Party
Featured Community Voice: What Women Want (Australia) Justine Caines is the founder and leader of the first Australian women's political party, What Women Want (Australia). Created to reform childbirth and maternity healthcare, the party fielded 18 candidates in the 2007 elections and garnered 60,000 votes...
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Youth Communicating through Art
Featured Community Voice: Anya Kandel, Momentus International Anya Kandel, founder and creative director of Momentus International, is sparking a global conversation among youth...
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Oakland School for the Arts
I.M.O.W. partnered with Liza Gesuden, a teacher at Oakland School for the Arts, and her Senior Honors English class to create an Education Pilot Program that focused on the Museum’s exhibition, Women, Power and Politics, for a 5 week unit. Engaging WPP’s varied stories as course texts, students organized in-class presentation, discussed central topics explored by the exhibition and worked on assignments inspired by the exhibition...
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Sprouting Water
Sprouting Water is a gravity water system designed to collect and purify rain water. It was exhibited as a fully functioning, interactive installation in 2008 at the Nurture Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York...
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America's Family Values?
First published in Glamour magazine in 2002, this essay explores the difficult challenges working women face as they attempt to balance their work and family obligations. In this day and age, women are expected to--and frequently forced to--have full-time careers, while, at the same time, they are expected to do most of the childrearing and housekeeping...
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Parenthood
The materials mahogany and bronze are hard, dark and traditionally associated with men and masculinity. By sculpting the feminine experience out of these materials, Humaira Abid blurs the line between genders and the roles stereotypically allotted to them. In these works, Abid reintroduces the masculine into her sculptures in the forms of male shoes, shirts and razors, but by juxtaposing these objects next to pacifiers, bottles and blouses, she explores the roles men play in parenting as they increasingly assume more "maternal" roles in childcare...
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A Little Hope
Chhoti Si Asha is a non-profit center that offers vocational training and literacy skills to street children of Chandigarh, India. Founded by Liza Chawla in April 2006, the program began when a group of children who used to beg for alms expressed a wish to study. Gradually, the older siblings of these children began attending...
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Small Steps
Microcredit may not be a panacea to women's problems worldwide, but it has impacted thousands of lives, proving that every little bit truly does help...
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Human Trafficking
Between November 28 and 30, Mary Anne Zammit participated on behalf of the Green Party of Malta in a Mediterranean Network meeting organized by the European Greens in Nicosia, Cyprus. Zammit presented a paper on human rights in non-European Union countries focusing on human trafficking, a problem common in the Balkans and in the Mediterranean region...
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