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Leadership in the Workplace
Nearly 2,000 women leaders and employees of Best Buy recently descended on Boston for the 5th Annual Best Buy WoLF Leadership Conference! WoLF or Women's Leadership Forum aims to develop women leaders through woman-to-woman networking and mentoring. We believe that if Best Buy is going to be a great place for women to shop, it must be a great place for women to work! Tell us how you make your mark...
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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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Family Ties Quiz
How many pairs of father-daughter prime ministers can you count off the top of your head? How many pairs of wife-husband presidents do you know? If you're a political trivia buff, you will enjoy this quiz. See how well you fare and learn about women who have ascended to power through blood lines.
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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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Water Woes
Throughout history, women have played a central role as stewards of water. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), "Women are most often the collectors, users and managers of water in the household as well as farmers of crops. Women and children provide nearly all the water for the household in rural areas." In urban areas, women are often in charge of accessing clean water and ensuring sanitation for their families...
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Singing for Change
In the summer of 2003, twenty female musicians from Algeria, France and Argentina gathered in a recording studio in Paris, France. Their mission: to overturn Algeria's Family Code -- a set of laws that, for over 20 years, has relegated women to second-class citizenship. Their instrument: a song.
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Fascist Women Speak
Some believe that religious institutions discourage women from political participation. But on the contrary, history has shown that religion is also able to open doors for women. This is especially true in right-wing movements, and, in particular, the Spanish fascist movement of the mid 20th century...
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Rewriting the Book
Some scholars say that religious fundamentalist movements are on the rise around the world. Others say that the movements are the same but they are just getting more media coverage in this post-September 11th world...
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Women, Media and Politics in Lebanon
In a country where over half of the population are women, Lebanon lacks political representation even more than some of its other Arab neighbors. Simba Russeau looks at the roles women are seeking to fulfill in Lebanon after the formation of a national unity government.
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Films on Democracy
Here is a selection of must-see films made by women about democracy in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Argentina, Guyana and Tibet. For a more comprehensive list of films about Women, Power and Politics, see our film list.
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