There are so many courageous women around the world engaged in peace work at all levels, including protest. But they are often met with violence, rape, or torture.
Take note of this historic day: Three women leaders have won the Nobel peace prize. They include Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman elected president of a country in Africa, peace activist Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman a pro-democracy campaigner from Yemen.
The far-right’s religious ideology pushed the Bush Administration to wage a war on science. Now 76 American Nobel Prize winners are citing that as a reason to endorse Obama.
German virologist Harold zur Hausen’s Nobel Prize is a reminder that there is overwhelming scientific consensus that HPV is the cause of cervical cancer.
Wading into the brackish waters of church and politcs; Election important to future of Supreme Court; Closer look at the ‘rape exception’ in South Dakota abortion ban; Services fall short for rape victims; Editorial boasts benefits of family planning; Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to discoverers of HIV and HPV; and more.