Politics

Sammi Siegel, Emma Axelrod, and Elena Tsemberis

Women Talk: 10+ Questions With Three Leaders Of Tomorrow

On the heels of the game changing announcement that a woman, CNN's Candy Crowley, will moderate the second presidential debate on October 16, Women You Should Know spoke with the three NJ high school students - Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel, and Elena Tsemberis - who launched, the now successful, Change.org campaign asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a female moderator, the first in two decades, for the 2012 election year....
Irom Sharmila

11 Years of Hunger: Irom Sharmila, the “Iron Lady of Manipur”

Irom Chanu Sharmila, born March 14, 1972, is a political and civil rights activist, poet, and journalist from Manipur, India. She has been on a hunger strike since November 2, 2000, to protest against the misuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act of 1958 (AFSPA) by the paramilitary forces. Today, Sharmila is the world's longest hunger striker, not having consumed food or water for over 11 years. ...
2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Nobel’s 2011 Women Of Peace

This past Friday, October 7th, 2011, the Nobel Peace Prize, which has been called "the world's most prestigious prize" was awarded to three women - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights....