• Supporting Women Through Film

    March 7, 2017

    In the Huffington Post, WVN Director Ehab Al Shihabi calls for more visibility and support to those fighting for advances in women’s rights. 

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  • Full Frame - Empowering women through film

    September 2, 2016

    Full Frame, a weekly magazine talk show on CCTV-America aired a video news segment, Women's Voices Now: Empowering women through film, which sums up the global and local impact of WVN. Full Frame highlights human interest storytelling, cultural dialogue, and creativity. 


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  • Creative Activists Summit 2016

    August 15, 2016

    WVN Executive Director Heidi Basch-Harod was one of 24 guest expert interviews in the 2016 Creative Activist Virtual Summit, which provided practical tools, fresh ideas, and inspiration to creatives, change agents, and community leaders looking to find their voice, begin a new initiative or expand an existing one. 

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  • The Strong Women's Club

    July 6, 2016

    The Strong Women’s Club Podcast interviewed WVN Executive Director Heidi Basch-Harod on her work with Women's Voices Now. The Club is an online platform for women who know what they want, might know how to get there and want to support each other in a community of strength and powerful unity. 

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  • Changing Mindsets Through Film

    February 10, 2016

    India Journal reports on the screening of documentary feature film, India's Daughter (Leslee Udwin/2015), at Venice Arts in Venice, CA. The kick-off screening of a year-long program titled, "Women's Voices on Screen," is a co-created event by Women's Voices Now and Venice Arts. Screenings are monthly, free, and open to the public.

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  • WVN Director, Dr. Qanta Ahmed, Commentary on Female Jihadists

    December 8, 2015

    In several recent news appearances, WVN Director, Dr. Qanta Ahmed addresses media fascination with female jihadists. While presented as a new phenomenon in Western media, Dr. Ahmed provides a history of female recruitment to militant movements over the past three-and-a-half decades.

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  • WVN Co-Hosts Film Screening and Panel Discussion at USC

    April 2, 2015

    Co-hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, WVN hosted the event The Power, Danger, and Responsibility of Voice on Thursday evening in Doheney Memorial Library. Beginning with a screening of the award-winning film about sexual harassment in Morocco "Breaking the Silence: Moroccans Speak Out!" from WVN's 2014 film festival, the event centered on the abilities and limitations of dialogue to effect change.

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  • Triumph for 1988 Mass Executions Documentary 'Final Moments' at WVN Festival

    July 31, 2014

    Justice for Iran celebrates WVN's acceptance of Final Moments, a compilation of testimonies by victims and witnesses recalling horrific experiences of sexual torture, including rape of virgins prior to execution, at the hands of Islamic Republic prison officials. 

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  • Women's Worldwide Web

    December 30, 2013

    WVN Outreach Intern Soizic Pelladeau contributed to an article highlighting the work of Gynécologie Sans Frontières, an organization founded in 1995 by gynecologists and midwives. GSF aims to improve women’s dignity and status in society by focusing on new practices of public health across the world. Recently, they held a mission in a Syrian refugee camp located in Jordan.

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  • Empowering Women in Nablus

    December 15, 2013

    What happens when 20 women gather in the West Bank city of Nablus to talk about women’s right to work, the pressure to bear sons, and date rape?

    Tel Aviv University graduate student Molly Lower works for Women’s Voices Now as Co-Editor of The WVoice and a Global Tour Coordinator. In this podcast, she recounts a WVN film festival and conference she helped organize in Nablus, generously hosted by Tomorrow’s Youth Organization.

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  • The Charming Dragon

    December 10, 2013

    Each week on the Will Sean Podcast, Will Link and Sean David interview guests and discuss movies, television, pop culture, and anything else they feel like talking about. On the November 8, 2013, “The Charming Dragon” episode #91, WVN Executive Director Heidi Basch-Harod was their guest.

    Click on Episode #91 to listen to to Will, Sean, and Heidi talk about WVN, Marvel Comics' new Muslim-American heroine Kamala Khan, and other related topics:

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  • Muslim Women Speak Out

    December 10, 2013

    From gang rape in Tahrir Square to sexual violence in war-torn Syria, the political upheaval in the Middle East has seen the perpetration of heinous abuses of women’s rights. At the same time, it has drawn attention to the systemic gender inequality and everyday abuses women suffer across the region.

    But Heidi Basch-Harod, Executive Director of the NGO Women’s Voices Now, finds reason to hope.

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