Film: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Film: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of...
International Women’s Earth & Climate Summit

International Women’s Earth & Climate Summit

IPS’s Climate Policy Program director Janet Redman will join 99 other women leaders gathering together from the Global South and North including grassroots activists, economists, scientists, businesswomen, indigenous leaders, policy-makers, faith leaders, and...
Human Rights from the Ground Up: Women and the Egyptian Revolution

Human Rights from the Ground Up: Women and the Egyptian Revolution

Amid ongoing battles over the shape of political systems in the Arab world, intense sexual violence against women in those countries, and protest movements by women fighting for their rights, advancing the causes of Arab women is of utmost importance. Yet...
Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

I’ve had enough. Enough of rape being subject to terms like “legitimate.” Enough of hearing that my peers just “raped” their final exams. Enough of being labeled too-politically-correct when I challenge the oversimplification and...

IPS Salutes a Golf Win

A longstanding gender barrier recently cracked in the heart of the Old South. Augusta National Golf Club accepted two women — former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and businesswoman Darla Moore — as its first female members. This change comes years...
50% of the 99%

50% of the 99%

What’s 50 percent of 99 percent? Hint: This isn’t a math quiz. To put the question in non-numerical terms: where are women in the global economic crisis? The movement of the 99 percent that began in the United States made visible the human beings who...
Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Twenty Years Later

Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago this month, war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the main act in the dissolution of Yugoslavia. In Sarajevo, the country’s capital that once proudly hosted the Winter Olympics, 11,541 red chairs on the main street mark the grim anniversary....

Afro-Colombian Women, Activism and Leadership

Foreign Policy In Focus and the Black Communities Process (PCN) host a discussion with Danelly Estupiñan. An Afro-descendant woman activist and community organizer from Colombia, Estupiñan will share her experiences as a community organizer and...
Emira Woods and Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Emira Woods and Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Attend a screening and discussion of Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary about the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for...

Public Scholar Series: Today’s Black Feminist Expression

The Institute for Policy Studies is launching its first year-long Public Scholar Series. The PSS panels and workshops are unique because they have been selected by interns, our public scholars-in-training, and reach beyond established IPS issue areas in an effort to...
Occupy Nigeria

Occupy Nigeria

On January 1, 2012, Nigeria’s fuel regulator announced that the government was immediately discontinuing its fuel subsidy to help cut government spending, causing an overnight spike in fuel prices from $1.70 to $3.50 per gallon. Such a hike would be outrageous...
Saudi Women Get Behind the Wheel

Saudi Women Get Behind the Wheel

The Arab Spring may have largely sprung, but for women in Saudi Arabia, it’s still blooming. Since the announcement this April that Saudi women will, once again, not be allowed to vote in September’s countrywide elections, coalitions of women activists...
Domestic Workers at the ILO

Domestic Workers at the ILO

I’m on my way home from a week of discussion and debate about the “Decent Work for Domestic Workers” convention at the International Labor Conference in Geneva. This is the first international convention on domestic work. Getting here has been a long...
Ending Rape in War

Ending Rape in War

After curving through miles of Quebec’s countryside, the road to Montebello arrives at an enormous log cabin along the Ottawa River. Busloads of women pull up, from Rwanda, Colombia, the Congo, Mexico, Bosnia, Burma—women who think they can change the...

Interview with William Easterly

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University. He is Co-Director of the Development Research Institute and editor of the Aid Watch blog. He is author of The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much...