Meet Sara Rashad: Filmmaker and Activist

Facts on Female Genital Cutting FGC is still practiced in more than 28 countries. Almost 50 percent of the women who have experienced FGC are living in Egypt or Ethiopia. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   1 Comments   |   March 24, 2010

NGO Global Women’s Forum Beijing +15, CSW 54, and Parallel Events

From February 27 through March 12, I attended the NGO Global Women’s Forum, Beijing + 15; the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 54; and parallel events associated […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 16, 2010

International Women’s Day Celebrated with Half the Sky Live!

This past Thursday, I was given the opportunity to represent AAUW and celebrate International Women’s Day with my peers in a packed theater for a showing of CARE’s Half the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 11, 2010

You’ve Heard of Schindler, but What about Sendler?

People exhibited the absolute worst and best aspects of human nature during the Holocaust: unfathomable brutality, unwavering bravery. Irena Sendler is one woman who displayed the latter. Born in 1910, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2010

Rally to Commemorate International Women’s Day 2010

As AAUW engages in a variety of new media initiatives to celebrate Women’s History Month, I am excited to blog about a rally to commemorate International Women’s Day. Organized by […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 05, 2010

Don’t Miss Half the Sky Live

This past Christmas, my sister — with just a bit of hinting on my part — gave me the best-selling book, Half the Sky, by Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 04, 2010

Does a Woman’s Nation Change Anything?

“I think women should stay at home where they belong. It’s a proven fact that when the women went to work the family started to fail.” Seriously?! Sounds like a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 16, 2009

International Women’s Struggle to Break through Barriers

On the same day that I read about four women winning seats to the Kuwaiti parliament, I also read a blog post on Muslimah Media Watch about a report that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 28, 2009

Benazir Bhutto — Female Leader in Public Policy

  During women’s history month, it is important not only to reflect on women who are or have been leaders in American politics but also to commemorate the vast achievements […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   March 23, 2009

And the Crowd Roared…

In celebration of International Women’s Day, last night I had the pleasure of attending a sold-out screening of A Powerful Noise. This acclaimed documentary takes you inside the lives of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 06, 2009