UN Expert Calls for Action To End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

UN Expert Calls for Action To End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Rashida Manjoo returned last week from a nine-day official visit in Afghanistan with a call to the Afghan Government and the international community to continue its focus on creating sustainable solutions to reduce violence against women. This was Manjoo’s third visit to Afghanistan, and the Special Rapporteur noted...
STATEMENT: Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds President’s Executive Order on Immigration

STATEMENT: Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds President’s Executive Order on Immigration

"The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds President Obama for taking much needed executive action to help fix our broken immigration system that has for too long torn hardworking families apart. We also commend the tireless grassroots activists who fought for this victory for themselves, their children, and their families."
Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence, Fair Wage Movements

Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence, Fair Wage Movements

"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
"1 In 3 Campaign" Is Holding Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

“1 In 3 Campaign” Is Holding Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

The 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth that highlights the stories of women who have had abortions, will host its first-ever online "speakout" event this Thursday.
Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

November 18, 1917: Suffragist Alice Paul has finally been transferred out of the psychopathic ward of Washington, D.C.'s District Jail, and today succeeded in smuggling a note out of the hospital ward where she is now being kept during her hunger strike and force-feedings.
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Today in Herstory: Number of Force-Fed Protesting Suffragists Increases

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. November 21, 1917: The number of suffragists being subjected to the ordeal of force-feeding has suddenly increased from two to five. Lucy Burns and Dora Lewis, leaders of the hunger strike at Occoquan Workhouse, were transferred out yesterday and sent to join Alice Paul and Rose Winslow in...
UN Expert Calls for Action To End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

UN Expert Calls for Action To End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Rashida Manjoo returned last week from a nine-day official visit in Afghanistan with a call to the Afghan Government and the international community to continue its focus on creating sustainable solutions to reduce violence against women. This was Manjoo’s third visit to Afghanistan, and the Special Rapporteur noted many positive developments since her...
Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law

Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law

The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a panel decision blocking enforcement of a Mississippi law that threatened to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.
STATEMENT: Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds President’s Executive Order on Immigration

STATEMENT: Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds President’s Executive Order on Immigration

"The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds President Obama for taking much needed executive action to help fix our broken immigration system that has for too long torn hardworking families apart. We also commend the tireless grassroots activists who fought for this victory for themselves, their children, and their families."
Oklahoma City Police Officer Charged With 36 Counts of Sexual Assault Will Go to Trial

Oklahoma City Police Officer Charged With 36 Counts of Sexual Assault Will Go to Trial

After a two-day preliminary hearing, an Oklahoma state court judge ordered that Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer, will stand trial for sexually assaulting 13 African-American women while on duty.
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Priests for Life Challenge to Birth Control Coverage Rule

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Priests for Life Challenge to Birth Control Coverage Rule

In a victory for women's health, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage benefit brought by Priests for Life, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and other religiously affiliated non-profit organizations.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Awareness of Dangers of Transphobia

Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Awareness of Dangers of Transphobia

Today marks the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a memorial for all transgender (and other non-gender-conforming people) who have lost their lives due to hatred and violence toward their identity.
Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence, Fair Wage Movements

Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence, Fair Wage Movements

"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
"1 In 3 Campaign" Is Holding Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

“1 In 3 Campaign” Is Holding Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

The 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth that highlights the stories of women who have had abortions, will host its first-ever online "speakout" event this Thursday.
Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

November 18, 1917: Suffragist Alice Paul has finally been transferred out of the psychopathic ward of Washington, D.C.'s District Jail, and today succeeded in smuggling a note out of the hospital ward where she is now being kept during her hunger strike and force-feedings.
Sexual Assault Awareness Events Are Taking Place Throughout the Country This Week For "It's On Us"

Sexual Assault Awareness Events Are Taking Place Throughout the Country This Week For “It’s On Us”

"It's On Us" launched a nationwide Week of Action yesterday, with students at campuses throughout the country hosting events calling on everyone to play a role in ending campus sexual violence.
Afghan Women's Rights Leader and Parlimentarian Survives Suicide Bombing Attack

Afghan Women’s Rights Leader and Parlimentarian Survives Suicide Bombing Attack

Afghan law maker and prominent women’s rights leader Shukria Barakzai survived a suicide bombing attack on her armed vehicle on Sunday, November 16. Three people were killed and more than 20 wounded in the attack, which took place several hundred feet from the Parliament building where Barakzai was headed.
Today in Herstory: Public Support for "Silent Sentinel" Suffragists is On the Rise

Today in Herstory: Public Support for “Silent Sentinel” Suffragists is On the Rise

November 17, 1917: Public support for the imprisoned "Silent Sentinel" suffragists is increasing now that newspapers have begun to print excerpts from a note written by Lucy Burns and smuggled out of Occoquan Workhouse. The lawyer for several of the women in Occoquan was also able to visit them yesterday and is still talking to...
NFL, Black Women's Roundtable Finally Meet to Tackle Domestic Violence

NFL, Black Women’s Roundtable Finally Meet to Tackle Domestic Violence

National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell finally met with members of the Black Women's Roundtable last week after failing to invite any women of color to weigh in on the League's initial plan of action on domestic violence.
Victory: TIME Apologizes for Including "Feminist" in Poll of Words to Ban

Victory: TIME Apologizes for Including “Feminist” in Poll of Words to Ban

The apology came after several activist organizations petitioned TIME to remove the word "feminist" from its poll and to apologize. Feminist Majority Foundation supporters sent 9,833 petition emails total since the beginning of the petition.