Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

The Department of Justice will sue Ferguson, Missouri, if it finds evidence that its police department discriminates based on race and that its authorities aren't trying to make changes, according to CNN.
Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

In states such as Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, and South Carolina, lawmakers are introducing bills placing restrictions on abortion access.
Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured an operation that involves breaking the pelvis or having their pubic bone sawed through. Others claim their wombs were removed entirely.
Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights' Grammy Awards

Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights’ Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards set a new precedent last night with a speech from a domestic violence survivor and activist and the airing of a PSA from President Obama about violence against women.
The World Future Council Calls on Governments to End FGM

The World Future Council Calls on Governments to End FGM

Today, on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, dozens of activists, writers, and leaders are releasing a statement calling for a global increase in action to end FGM worldwide.
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Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits

Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits

In just one week, those tests have led to hundreds of leads
This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault

This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault

Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

February 26, 1913: General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson are advancing again!
If This Bill Passes, Federal Law Will Mandate Consent Education in Public Schools

If This Bill Passes, Federal Law Will Mandate Consent Education in Public Schools

Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change.
President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall

President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall

Obama spoke largely about his two biggest promises for immigration reform.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

February 25, 1913: Proving that they can be just as bold indoors as on the road, the suffrage hikers descended upon two of Baltimore's most patriarchal institutions on this, the 14th day of their pilgrimage from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
Malawi's Parliament Voted Unanimously to End Child Marriage

Malawi’s Parliament Voted Unanimously to End Child Marriage

An estimated 50 percent of Malawian girls becoming child brides, and approximately one in eight girls are married by 15.
Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn't Over

Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn’t Over

While the veto has stopped pipeline construction from being forced through legislation, the project is going back to review in the State Department, where it has been for the past six years.
FMLA Update Will Expand Protections for Thousands of Same-Sex Couples

FMLA Update Will Expand Protections for Thousands of Same-Sex Couples

The FMLA update means employees in legal, same-sex marriages can take family medical leave to take care of their spouse even if they live in another state. The change could affect up to 118,000 spouses.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Strikers Hike 26 Miles to Baltimore in One Day

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Strikers Hike 26 Miles to Baltimore in One Day

February 23, 1913: In an unexpected move - and an extraordinary burst of energy and enthusiasm - most of the suffragist Army of the Hudson walked all 26 miles from Belair to Baltimore, Maryland, today.
Tennessee and Chicago Move Forward with Plans for Free Community College

Tennessee and Chicago Move Forward with Plans for Free Community College

Many Americans had not heard of the proposal to make 2 years of community college free until President Obama’s State of the Union address. Tennessee and Chicago, however, have long been working to make this plan a reality for their students.
Princeton Women Were Once Barred From These Clubs - Now, They Run Them

Princeton Women Were Once Barred From These Clubs – Now, They Run Them

Tiger Inn also got national media attention when someone spray-painted the words "rape haven" on the club's stone fence late last year. However, as of this week, Tiger Inn has elected its first woman, Grace Larsen, as president.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Cross into Maryland

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Cross into Maryland

February 20, 1913: Another day and another State line crossed for the suffrage hikers!
Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

The Department of Justice will sue Ferguson, Missouri, if it finds evidence that its police department discriminates based on race and that its authorities aren't trying to make changes, according to CNN.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Descend on Wilmington, Delaware

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Descend on Wilmington, Delaware

February 19, 1913: After seven consecutive days of walking and approximately 116 of the 225 miles from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., behind them, the suffrage hikers are spending this eighth day in Wilmington, Delaware, "getting new feet" as they put it.