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Political Art in the Female Form
Featured Community Voice: Anahi DeCanio Anahi DeCanio uses collage and the female form to encourage her audience to piece together the political questions of the day...
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Why Women Go Green
In most political parties, except in the Green Party, men far outnumber women. Since their inception, Green Parties worldwide have boasted a disproportionately high number of women members. In Europe, however, Green women also hold the majority of high-level leadership positions. For example, 32 out of 55 German Green Party parliament members are women...
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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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Whose Universe? Women and Universal Human Rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed into effect by the UN in 1948, was supposed to take care of it all. But since then, the world has answered with one bill after the next filling in the gaps missed by the Declaration and contesting the alleged Euro-centricity of the 30 articles. Now there are the Cairo Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the newly UN-signed Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and many more from various regional and identity groups. I'm currently writing an academic paper on the intersections among women's rights, indigenous rights and environmental rights...
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Is and End to Gender-based Pay Discrimination in the U.S. in Sight?
This is from CNN: “A bill aimed at stamping out gender-based pay discrimination in the workplace cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate Thursday,” Jan. 15, 2009. “The Senate voted 72-23 to limit debate on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The bill has been passed by the House”and is expected to get through the Senate, and Obama has voiced support as well...
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International Women's Day Celebrations
How I celebrated the centenary celebration for International Women's Day...http://mypinksoapbox.blogspot.com/2011/03/international-womens-day-celebration-in.html
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Cartoon As a Political Manifesto
Women don't have a sense of humor. Women don't care about politics. Women don't want to be politicians. For eight years, these false truisms formed a haunting soundtrack to French cartoonist Catherine Beaunez's life.
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Who Knows the Earth Best?
Sibongile Masuku is a self-described eco-feminist who has lived and worked in concert with the earth her whole life. She grew up in Swaziland, and now works in South Africa. She's served as an environmental activist in various capacities, and acted as an advisor to the South African Government on environmental conservation...
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Campaigning for Traffic Light Women
Featured Community Voice: Luz DarribaArtist Luz Darriba is waging a campaign for the traffic light women to be her public representatives. On International Women's Day on March 8, 2006, Luz and a group of volunteers took to the streets of Lugo in northern Spain to modify 76 pedestrian crossing lights to show female icons...
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When a Woman Campaigns, Women Win
The Uttarakhand Mahila Parishad [UMP] (Uttarakhand Women’s Federation) is an informal network of 15,000 women across 450 villages in the rural and remote central Himalayan areas of Uttarakhand, India which has been operating for nearly two decades...
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