• White House Pay Gap;<br>Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

    White House Pay Gap;
    Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

    Are women in the White House paid fairly? Is microcredit living up to expectations as a tool for poverty reduction? oes the secretive hacking group Anonymous help or hurt women? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Debra Carnahan, Francesca Chambers

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  • Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination;<br>Domestic Trafficking

    Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination;
    Domestic Trafficking

    Why women and girls join terrorist organizations like ISIS. The policies surrounding discrimination of transgender people. The story of one survivor of whose sex trafficking was inter-generational.

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  • Abortion Debate; Involved Fathers; <br>UN Women: Beijing + 20

    Abortion Debate; Involved Fathers;
    UN Women: Beijing + 20

    A law in Texas may require abortion clinics to upgrade their facilities resulting in costly fees. A study found that involved fathers are more satisfied with their jobs than involved mothers. As Beijing + 20 approaches, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, discusses the progress made towards women empowerment.

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  • The Welcoming Movement

    The Welcoming Movement

    Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special encore documentary episode.

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White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

White House Pay Gap: Are women in the White House paid fairly? Microcredit & Poverty: Is microcredit living up to ...

Webisode

TTC Extra: Women & Minorities Speaking First in Class

TTC Extra: Women & Minorities Speaking First in Class

A panel of professors at a Canadian university think that, by rule, women & minority students should be called on before ...

Women's News

Nations Will Only Succeed If Women Are Successful, Obama Tells India

January 27, 2015  | Read More »

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Barack Obama raised the issue of women's rights as he ended a visit to India on Tuesday, saying that if countries wanted to develop effectively, they must educate and empower their daughters as much as their sons.

Why Women Are Less Prepared Than Men for Retirement

January 27, 2015  | Read More »

Part of me hates investment advice specifically geared towards women. I’ve looked at enough studies on sex differences—and the studies of the studies on sex differences—to know that making generalizations about human behavior based on sex chromosomes is bad science and that much of what we attribute to hardwired differences is probably culturally determined by the reinforcement of stereotype.

Jane Fonda: Shame Studios That Don't Hire Women Directors

January 27, 2015  | Read More »

Two-time best actress Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has said Hollywood studios that maintain gender-biased policies deserve to be publicly shamed.Figures suggest female directors are given charge of the cameras for just 23% of films, with only 6% of big studio productions directed by women. Speaking at the Sundance film festival, Fonda suggested largely male hierarchies were unlikely to address inequality of their own accord.

How Chicago-Based Shift Aims To Empower Women In The Developing World

January 27, 2015  | Read More »

Imagine getting a 40-percent or better bonus to your annual income. It could make a big difference. Tricia Martinez is trying to apply that idea to distributing one-time cash transfers to the world’s most impoverished women. She is CEO of Shift, a financial startup she founded in September at Chicago’s Impact Engine accelerator program. Martinez explains the insight from a Uganda pilot in November that prompted her to change the model — to a focus on groups of women rather than on individual women — and the name, from Basic Transfer.


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White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

January 23, 2015 White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss White House wage gaps, Microcredit in underdeveloped nations, and Anonymous: women hackers.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers


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Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

January 16, 2015 Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss children and terrorism, a transgender discrimination lawsuit, and domestic sex trafficking.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is IWF’s Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer;

Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress Aisha Moodie-Mills; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett


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The Host

About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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