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We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

"This is a momentous day for the movement to end violence against women and, in particular, campus rape."
Hundreds March at Ohio Statehouse to Protest Anti-Woman Legislation

Hundreds March at Ohio Statehouse to Protest Anti-Woman Legislation

Hundreds of people marched on the Ohio state capital Wednesday and vowed to defeat anti-woman legislation and the politicians who support them.
Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for "31 Days of Unity"

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for “31 Days of Unity”

Center for Reproductive Rights joins with reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations in August to urge Congress to take action against extreme attacks on women’s health.
Global Heroes Honored in L.A.

Global Heroes Honored in L.A.

An Afghan rapper. The founder of the first primary school for girls in a Kenyan village. A trailblazing member of Congress who fights to create an AIDS-free generation. An advocate for women’s and children’s rights and empowerment. Tonite in Los Angeles, the Feminist Majority Foundation (publisher of Ms.) will award these four women with its...
Russian Orthodox Leader Warns of the Danger of Feminism

Russian Orthodox Leader Warns of the Danger of Feminism

Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, warned members of Union of Orthodox Ukrainian Women that feminism is “very dangerous” and could threaten the stability of Russia. According to new agencies, Patriarch Kirill told the meeting, “I consider this phenomenon called feminism very dangerous, because feminist organizations proclaim the pseudo-freedom of women, which, in...
NYC Maternal Mortality 30% Higher Than 10 Years Ago

NYC Maternal Mortality 30% Higher Than 10 Years Ago

A new report shows that women in New York City are 30% more likely to die as a result of childbirth than they were over a decade ago. The report [PDF] produced by the Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest and published by The New York Women’s Foundation looked at the economic, educational, and...
Thousands Rally on Capitol For Immigration Reform

Thousands Rally on Capitol For Immigration Reform

Yesterday, thousands of people rallied in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, in favor of comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those already living inside the United States. The rally, called Citizenship for 11 Million, drew attendees from across the country to send a message to Congress and the White House...
AL Governor Signs TRAP Bill into Law

AL Governor Signs TRAP Bill into Law

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed a TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) bill into law that will go into effect July 1, 2013. The bill, coined the Women’s Health and Safety Act, will require an Alabama-licensed physician be present at every abortion and will require these doctors to have admitting privileges to local hospitals. Further, the...
Three Priests Removed From Priesthood Over Sexual Abuse

Three Priests Removed From Priesthood Over Sexual Abuse

Three priests have been removed from the priesthood in the archdiocese of Philadelphia in response to allegations of sexual abuse. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia declared the retired Monsignor Richard T. Powers, Father Joseph J. Gallagher and Father Mark S. Gaspar “unsuitable for ministry.” Gallagher and Gaspar had been suspended from the ministry since March 2011. Their...
Today is National Equal Pay Day

Today is National Equal Pay Day

President Barack Obama has declared today Equal Pay Day to highlight the discrimination women currently face in wages for equal work. In an official statement, President Obama said “On National Equal Pay Day, we recognize this injustice by marking how far into the new year women have to work just to make what men did in...