Gloria Jacobs

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Gloria Jacobs is Executive Director of the Feminist Press, a non-profit publisher affiliated with the City University of New York. The Press has been publishing books by and for women around the globe for 36 years, and also publishes WSQ, the Women’s Studies Quarterly. A journalist, author and feminist activist, Ms. Jacobs was for many years the Executive Editor of Ms. magazine. She is the co-author, with Barbara Ehrenreich and Elizabeth Hess, of Re-making Love: The Feminization of Sex, which analyzed the convergence of the women’s movement and the sexual revolution. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Guardian (UK), Mother Jones, Working Mother, and New York Woman. Working as a consultant for the United Nations, she edited and wrote several major reports on the status of women around the world. These include Women, War, Peace, on the experiences and concerns of women during and after conflict and during peace negotiations, and Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis, a widely-used study of the growing impact of HIV/AIDS on women in developing countries. She has been a board member and Chair of the Board of several organizations, most recently Women’s eNews, an Internet news service that covers women’s issues around the world in both English and Arabic.

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