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Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Maintaining Commitment to Afghan Women and Girls

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Maintaining Commitment to Afghan Women and Girls

"My family decided to move back to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. After we returned, I remained committed to working to improve Afghan women’s lives."
Bread and Roses: 100 Hundred Years Later

Bread and Roses: 100 Hundred Years Later

One hundred years ago, in the dead of a New England winter, the great Bread and Roses Strike of textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts began.
The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

The Affordable Care Act Fits My Needs and Cut My Costs

"Healthcare coverage is not a luxury for me; it is a necessity."
Our Constitutional Right to Abortion Regardless of Religion

Our Constitutional Right to Abortion Regardless of Religion

I was raised a Protestant fundamentalist during the 1960’s and the evils of abortion were never mentioned.
How US Policy Denies Life-Saving Care to Women Raped in War

How US Policy Denies Life-Saving Care to Women Raped in War

“I have nothing to give the child. How can I return to school? I am a woman with a bad reputation. I have no future. I cannot go to study anymore. I am a woman without a future.”
Graduate Baby Blues: When Pregnancy and College Don't Mix

Graduate Baby Blues: When Pregnancy and College Don’t Mix

This piece is my story about my journey to choice.

The Equal Rights Amendment Needs You – Now!

by Martha Burk, Money Editor, Ms. magazine; director, Corporate Accountability Project, National Council of Women’s Organizations This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances. If you think fact that after 225 years the...
Know Your November Ballot: Undocumented Immigrants

Know Your November Ballot: Undocumented Immigrants

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, we will be outlining state ballot initiatives and referenda of major significance to women. Since the spring of 2010, when Arizona enacted S.B. 1070 (the harshest immigration law in the country), lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates have worked both to weaken the controversial law and to ensure...
Candy Crowley in the Spotlight

Candy Crowley in the Spotlight

Much of the buzz around today’s presidential debate does not concern economic policy, foreign affairs or the War on Women. No, much of the hoopla centers on a third party: the debate moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley. Debate moderators have been given particular attention this election season, and their performances have been rated as intently as...
Remember in November: Scenes from We Are Woman Rally

Remember in November: Scenes from We Are Woman Rally

The video that inspired the founding of the group We Are Woman is titled “We are Warriors,” and as the the national rally for women’s rights that the group organized came to a close last Saturday in Washington, D.C., the members of We Are Woman did indeed feel like warriors. Saturday’s rally attracted more than...