5 Ways We're Making Progress In Curbing Violence Against Women

November 25, 2014 5:01 PM

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5 Ways We're Making Progress In Curbing Violence Against Women

A devoted husband and doting father to three girls, Alan Alda has been a steadfast and vocal advocate of women’s equality for more than four decades. He co-chaired the Equal Rights Amendment Countdown campaign in the 1970s (with then-First Lady Betty Ford), and has been fighting the good fight ever since. “Every right you have as a woman was won for you by women fighting hard,” he told the crowd at one of his daughters’ college commencements. ”Everything else you have is a privilege, not a right. You must maintain and extend the range of equality for women. The soup of civilized life is a nourishing stew, but it doesn't keep bubbling on its own. Put something back for the people in line behind you.” Here he is with his terrific wife of 50 years, Arlene, and their three daughters (from l. to r.) Eve, Beatrice and Elizabeth.

Barely two months into his second term, President Barack Obama has already established himself as a historic champion of women’s rights. Under his administration, he has fought for legislation that addresses such vital issues as reproductive choice, Title IX protection of equal educational opportuni...

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