Best of 50.50 in 2010

A global debate for democracy is neither global nor democratic without the female half of humanity. Read seven of the best articles on 50.50 that argue for the equal reality, importance and democratic implication of women’s experience of the world.
Jane Gabriel
24 December 2010

Scilla Elworthy asks why there is no worldwide strategy for building peace and calls for a new Versailles Convention in 2018 - one hundred years after the 'war to end all wars'.

Ruth Rosen on what President Obama could learn from the modern women's movement about changing the terms of the debate and eventually the national conversation. 

Cynthia Cockburn on how today's antiwar movements could become wider, deeper, and more united if they took the critique of gender properly to heart. 

Jessica Horn and Jenny Morgan on how interpretations of the scriptures by African Christians are emerging as clear political choices that are undermining women's rights struggles across the African continent.

Ida Susser on how a microbicide success in HIV prevention in women shows how essential feminism is to good science.

Laura Carlsen on the private hell that lies within the hell of war, and the way in which impunity not only perpetuates crimes against women, but teaches generation after generation how to continue the practice.

Deniz Kandiyoti  on the challenge to gender equality that comes not just from actors with fundamentalist agendas, but from the way in which women’s rights have been opportunistically instrumentalized to serve geopolitical goals.


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