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  1. World Mourns Passing of Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai

    September 26, 2011

    Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away while having treatment for ovarian cancer on Monday. Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize, passed away on Monday while having treatment for ovarian cancer. Maathai was the founder of Kenya's Green Belt

  2. How to Raise a Feminist Baby Boy

    June 23, 2011

    ITVS Education Manager Annelise Wunderlich decides she's not afraid of teaching her son the F-word.When I told my husband about the title of this post, he raised a skeptical eyebrow. Really? Feminist? What did I mean by that, exactly? I think he envisioned me forcing our eight-month old son, Tiago, to wear pink leggings, read Betty Friedan before bed, and

  3. Geena Davis Expects Women and Girls to Lead

    June 2, 2011

    Oscar-winning Actor Geena Davis helped launch ITVS' Women and Girls Lead campaign at the PBS Annual meeting in Orlando, FL. Here, Davis describes why she has so much faith in the power of public media and the power of women and girls. During the conference, Davis discussed her own work on gender discrimination in media, as well as ITVS' multi-year

  4. Women and Girls Lead Takes Off at PBS Annual Meeting

    May 20, 2011

    Women and Girls Lead, the multi-year public media campaign to amplify the voices of women and girls worldwide, officially lifted off Thursday. The campaign was launched during a breakfast hosted by ITVS and CPB during this week's PBS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis and CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison broke

  5. ITVS Announces Funding and Production of Half the Sky for Primetime PBS Broadcast

    May 17, 2011

    Based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the series will premiere as a special presentation on Independent Lens in fall 2012. The project is a cornerstone of the recently announced Women and Girls Lead campaign. ITVS announced today that it, along with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has made a significant