Sheryl WuDunn | Our Century’s Greatest Injustice

Women are a resource for changing the world. Sheryl WuDunn’s book,  Half the Sky, (now a documentary film) “investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.” Watch Our Century’s Greatest Injustice Watch Half the […]

Ai-Jen Poo | Domestic Workers & Finding Balance Through the Lens of Love

Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York based organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic […]

Childbirth as a Human Rights Issue.

Expressed in an important film. This post, and the films included within it, exposes the general outlawing of home births in the Western world. Even here in the States, midwives who practice in a state that doesn’t recognize their certification will be prosecuted.  The film by One World Birth looks at human rights as it pertains to women […]

Welcome | march 2012

There used to be an ad for Virginia Slims cigarettes when I was growing up. Its tag line was, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” And there was always an sepia tone photo of a Victorian woman trying to hide the fact that she was smoking a cigarette, while in color there was some young, […]