Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria's military are reportedly negotiating the release of the nearly 300 young women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram more than six months ago, ostensibly bringing an end to six months of activist efforts calling for their return.
Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

In Tennessee, North Dakota, and Colorado - three states deciding ballot measures aimed at restricting birth control access and outlawing abortion in the upcoming election - student activists are mobilizing.
Inverted Flags, a Blood Fountain, and a Fist: Reading the Symbols of #FergusonOctober

Inverted Flags, a Blood Fountain, and a Fist: Reading the Symbols of #FergusonOctober

Ferguson October is our generation's Freedom Summer, and the symbols and character of this movement are uniquely and distinctly ours to claim.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. do you know the numbers behind the issue?
Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Legendary human rights leader Dolores Huerta will be in Denver, Colorado next Friday to take a stand against proposed Amendment 67, a personhood initiative on their ballot this Fall.
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Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can't Vote for It

Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can’t Vote for It

Just two more days remain until the men of New Jersey vote on woman suffrage, and if women could vote, it would win in a landslide, judging by the numbers enrolled in pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage organizations in the State.
Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria's military are reportedly negotiating the release of the nearly 300 young women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram more than six months ago, ostensibly bringing an end to six months of activist efforts calling for their return.
Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

In Tennessee, North Dakota, and Colorado - three states deciding ballot measures aimed at restricting birth control access and outlawing abortion in the upcoming election - student activists are mobilizing.
Today in 1915: New Jersey's Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

Today in 1915: New Jersey’s Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

The campaign to pass the New Jersey suffrage referendum three days from now is finishing up in grand style with William Jennings Bryan, Senator William Borah and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise having given stirring speeches tonight in Paterson and Newark.
Prosecutors Claim South Carolina's Stand Your Ground Law Doesn't Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

Prosecutors Claim South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground Law Doesn’t Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

According to South Carolina prosecutors, the state's Stand Your Ground law is an unfit defense for domestic violence victims who live with their attackers.
Over 80,000 Safety Violations Found At Bangladesh Garment Factories

Over 80,000 Safety Violations Found At Bangladesh Garment Factories

A recently completed inspection found more than 80,000 safety violations in Bangladeshi garment factories - where 85 percent of all workers are women.
Inverted Flags, a Blood Fountain, and a Fist: Reading the Symbols of #FergusonOctober

Inverted Flags, a Blood Fountain, and a Fist: Reading the Symbols of #FergusonOctober

Ferguson October is our generation's Freedom Summer, and the symbols and character of this movement are uniquely and distinctly ours to claim.
Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

"New Jersey Next!" That's the motto of suffragists who are undertaking a bold gamble to expand out of the West and capture four big eastern states.
Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled yesterday that Texas could enforce its strict Voter ID law, despite a lower court's finding that the law was discriminatory and would likely suppress the votes of African Americans and Hispanics in Texas.
Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

The decision immediately allows 13 clinics that had been shuttered earlier this month by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reopen.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. do you know the numbers behind the issue?
Today in 1918: Suffragists Occupy the Senate

Today in 1918: Suffragists Occupy the Senate

The National Woman's Party is known for its bold actions, but today's attempt to briefly occupy the Senate as a colorful protest of that body's recent rejection of the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment was its most militant tactic yet.
Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Legendary human rights leader Dolores Huerta will be in Denver, Colorado next Friday to take a stand against proposed Amendment 67, a personhood initiative on their ballot this Fall.
Early Voting Has Started in Many States

Early Voting Has Started in Many States

In states with close races for Senate seats or highly contested ballot measures, early voting allows for a glimpse of what may be in November.
Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

The designated day was created to raise awareness that gender inequality is still alive and well, and is worse in developing countries.