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    Guest Post: Women War & Peace: Bosnian Women Testify for Change By Pamela Hogan

    For eight years as a founding producer of PBS’s award-winning international documentary series WIDE ANGLE, I made it my mission to expand coverage of under-reported global women’s issues. I’m proud of the ground-breaking films we made, tackling stories almost no one else was talking about from maternal mortality in Africa to the worldwide crisis in access to education, especially for girls in developing countries. But I began to feel that overall we were paying too much attention to a “narrow angle” of war. There was plenty of press reflecting a masculine narrative: warlords, generals and border conflict. There was bountiful footage of men...

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    And They Say Occupy Wall Street Has No Message: 10 Docs That Spell It Out

    When the occupation of Wall Street began a few weeks ago, any acknowledgment in the mainstream media was plagued with refrains designed to suggest that they were a motley crew of 21st-century hippies: What's the message? What are they fighting for? Do they not know that the computers and mobile phon...

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    Women's Rights Advocates Win Nobel Peace Prize

    What amazing news. I am beyond inspired and excited.

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    Variety's Women's Impact Report - 2011

    Variety had a luncheon last week where they honored over 30 women for their impact on the business and included two pieces on how Sweden and Norway are working on getting more women directors (they implemented a mandate) and a report on the great work that Geena Davis does through Geena Davis Instit...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Amy Poehler

    Amy Poehler pens a letter in support of Planned Parenthood. Here's some of it:

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Mariska Hargitay

    Mariska founded the charity Joyful Heart Foundation which is up for a $500,000 Chase Community Giving Grant. Joyful Heart's mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. They a...

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    Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Celebs Stand Up for Planned Parenthood

    As the budget battle continues one of the last sticking points is Title X funding which covers family planning funding (and not abortion funding.)

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    Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

    Here's to hoping there is a time when women are treated equally. When we don't have to fight twice as hard for half the pie. For girls to be able to go to school without regard for being assaulted. For girls and women not to be sold into slavery just because they are girls and women. For women's...

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    Check Out Tina Brown's First Newsweek Cover

    Bold move. The first female Newsweek editor puts a woman (Hillary Clinton) on her first cover.

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    Opening Night at the Athena Film Festival

    Pepsico's WIN (Women's Inspiration Network) was one of the sponsors of the Athena Film Festival. They took some great footage and edited together short pieces throughout the weekend. Here's the piece from opening night.

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