Power and Voices

"I've heard horror stories all week about forced marriages, sexual violence, illness and death, and frightening statistics on how long we still have to go before even half of the world's women can say they live under acceptable conditions. Yet the meeting has been met by deafening silence by most media, including blogs and the alternative press. The only ones who haven't missed a beat are the anti-abortion Christian right."
-Solana Larson-

Larson covered the United Nations meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) this past two weeks. Read her article "How Power Works For Women" for her reaction to the event, her analysis of how improved conditions for women improved can alter society as a whole and her criticism of media coverage of the event. Though Larson spent two intense weeks at the United Nations, she seems to have left with only a few answers and many more questions.

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