Monday, October 20, 2008 4:44 PM
The city of San Francisco is notorious for breaking the United States' political mold. When it comes to women's organizing, the trend is no different. In 1998, San Francisco became the first municipality to adopt CEDAW: the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. A United Nations human rights declaration, CEDAW has been ratified by 185 countries around the world; but not San Francisco's own federal government. The International Museum of Women, which is based in San Francisco, looks at how one unorthodox city is attracting the world's attention by transcending its own national borders and turning CEDAW into policies that better women's lives.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:38 AM
Welcome to the International Museum of Women, and this monthly podcast for the exhibition "Women, Power and Politics." This special fifty-minute interview was produced in conjunction with the museum's speaker series Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change.
Our speaker, Malalai Joya, has been called "The bravest woman in Afghanistan."
Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:43 PM
Featured Community Voice: Rania Matar
Lebanese-born photographer Rania Matar, who currently lives in the United States, frequently travels back to her native country. On her last trip home in 2007, she documented the changing and striking ways in which Lebanese Muslim women are engaging in politics.
Thursday, August 28, 2008 5:24 AM
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. Inspired by her father, the first feminist in her life, who recently passed at age 89, and 20 years witnessing gender discrimination as a stockbroker on Wall Street, she creates art that links women's equality to issues of democracy, peace, security and human rights.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 9:59 PM
Featured Community Voice: María María Acha Visual artist María María Acha is taking the issue of gender equality to the streets of Mexico. Through visual biographies of remarkable women who have worked for gender equality, she aims to rescue, inform and sensitize people to the history of women's work in the world.