Editors’ Note

Dear Readers,

Welcome to another issue of Women Across Frontiers, which explores the challenges faced by women working in male-dominated fields.

The participation of women in the labor force on a full and equal basis is an indispensable element of women’s empowerment. Globally, women have broken into fields traditionally dominated by men, such as politics, the law, medicine, science, and engineering. [read more]

  Features

A DIALOGUE ON ABORTION IN THE US

“We can’t hope for better legislation on abortion If we don’t have an accurate conversation about it”, affirms Columbia Professor Carol Sanger.

  Spotlights

“SHE FIGHTS”, BY PHOTOGRAPHER SHARON ATTIA

Through her powerful photography, Sharon Attia explores ways in which collaborative culture – and boxing – can empower women and girls in male-dominated spaces.

  Features

SURVIVING THE “UNDERGROUND” ECONOMY: WOMEN MINERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Challenges for South African women miners remain fifteen years after the country introduced its first proposed quota system.

  Podcast

MEET SARAH LANE: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S NEW PRINCIPAL DANCER

“There’s a seniority system. You have to be really patient and respect the dancers who have been there a long time because they have so much more experience than you do”, reflects Sarah Lane.

  Blog

THE MEXICAN GUELAGUETZA FESTIVAL AND THE INCREASING POWER OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN

“The Guelaguetza festival is an example of the equality and value of gender roles,” says local volunteer Mariana Garcés.

  In Conversation With

TWO AFRICAN WOMEN COMMUNITY LEADERS

WAF’s interviews Mariam Savadogo, from Burkina Faso and Founder of Girls for Fortune and Matida Komma from Gambia, Co-Founder of The Girls’ Agenda.

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