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Madeleine Bunting

Madeleine Bunting

    Why women choose to go missing from the top jobs
    Why women choose to go missing from the top jobs
    There are 5 400 women missing from Britain's most powerful jobs. They should be in Parliament, in the Cabinet, and running big companies and...
    Aung San Suu Kyi's revolution of the spirit
    Aung San Suu Kyi's revolution of the spirit
    On the wall by my desk, there's a spread of photos of Aung San Suu Kyi which appeared in the Guardian a year ago. It's a kind of family photo album...
    Clinton proves that feminist foreign policy is possible
    Clinton proves that feminist foreign policy is possible
    Back in the heady days of 1970s feminism there was an argument that once women achieved political power, there would be no more war. Margaret...
    The true cost of your new Christmas laptop
    The true cost of your new Christmas laptop
    Inside the laptop on which I'm writing this column are tiny quantities of tin used to solder parts on the circuit board. I've used my cellphone...
    How Hillary Clinton's clean stoves will help African women
    How Hillary Clinton's clean stoves will help African women
    One of the most powerful women in the world is talking about cooking stoves. Thank God. On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton will describe the huge impact...
    Medical emergencies facing rural Uganda
    Medical emergencies facing rural Uganda
    Dr Emmanuel Ootala is Uganda's Minister for Primary Healthcare. He is a confident man as he leans back in his sofa in his smart, air-conditioned...
    Pregnancy should be a cause for joy, not tears
    Pregnancy should be a cause for joy, not tears
    Fourteen years ago this week, I discovered I was pregnant with my first child. I was nervous -- it was my second pregnancy and I couldn't be sure I...
    What's the really big idea?
    What's the really big idea?
    The figures tell their own extraordinary story. In 1974 an economics lecturer at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, lent $27 to a group of...
    A French blend
    A French blend
    The swearing-in of Nicolas Sarkozy as French president on May 18 may mark, as he claims, a dramatic break with France's political past; but less...
    The new tyranny
    The new tyranny
    Atheism sells. Richard Dawkins has been in the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic since The God Delusion came out last autumn...
    Failure could haunt a generation
    Failure could haunt a generation
    Here's a dream. It's the 2009 G7 summit and the photo call of the seven world leaders. All eyes are trained on the trio of women at the centre of...
    Come together, right now
    Come together, right now
    One of the most striking exhibits in the current British Museum exhibition Myths of Bengal is the beautiful Gazi scroll -- not just for its rich...