Activism

Thousands Turn Out for May Day Protests

This year the crowds were larger than average, a testament to the fear, anxiety and anger that many feel towards the new President’s mass deportation policies and more.

Protesters March on White House to Demand an End to Trump Global Gag

On International Women’s Day, the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), in partnership with dozens of other organizations, marched on the White House to demand an end to President Trump’s expanded Global Gag Rule.

FMF Joins the Women’s March on Washington

On Saturday, January 21, over 500,000 people in Washington D.C., and over 3.5 million people around the world, took to the streets with a simple message: We stand together. Women's rights are human rights. America must move forward. Here are some of our favorite pictures from that historical day.

Trump Signs Order to Proceed with Controversial Oil Pipeline Constructions

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive action to advance the constructions of the long embattled Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, fulfilling a campaign promise that leaves many environmental and indigenous rights activists concerned for the future.

Temporary Relief for Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

The Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that it would not permit the Dakota Access Pipeline to be drilled under Lake Oahe and will look for alternative routes, granting water protectors a “brief respite” in their months-long protest.

Protests Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Continue Amid Police Violence

Today, thousands of military veterans arrived at the protest sites for the Dakota Access Pipeline to help protect the activists from the brutal police tactics allegedly being carried out against them.

Girl Scout Troop 3484: Breaking the Bronze Ceiling in Central Park

There are no statues of women in New York's Central Park, and these girls are fighting to change that.

Documentary Film Producer Arrested at North Dakota Oil Protest

Documentary film producer, Deia Schlosberg, was arrested Tuesday in North Dakota for simply filming footage of a protest action for a new climate change documentary.

Victory for Water Protectors in North Dakota Pipeline Standoff

On Friday the Obama administration announced that it would temporarily block construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in one specific area, handing a victory to environmental and Native American “water protectors” who just that day had received a federal court ruling denying their petition for an injunction on the project.

India’s Only Newspaper Run Entirely by Women Goes Digital

India’s only newspaper produced exclusively by women, Khabar Lahariya (New Waves), continues to break down barriers by going digital, posting video reports and instant updates on WhatsApp and Facebook.

2016 International AIDS Conference Focuses on Access to Treatment

South Africa is hosting the 2016 International AIDS Conference this week, bringing together policy makers, healthcare professionals and persons living with HIV to evaluate the current state of the pandemic and plot a course for moving forward.

Investing in Teenage Girls on World Population Day

The theme of this year’s World Population Day, a United Nations initiative to focus attention on the urgency of population issues, is “Investing in Teenage Girls.”

Protests Erupt Following Police Killings of Young Black Men

This week Philando Castile and Alton Sterling were the two most recent victims to die at the hands of police officers, bringing the number of black people killed by police so far in 2016 to at least 136 individuals.

Federal Court Rejects Title IX Claim Made By Columbia Student Accused of Sexual Assault

A federal district court judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday from a former Columbia University student who claimed that the university had violated Title IX by failing to protect him after one of his accusers, Emma Sulkowicz, publicly protested the university's failure to find him responsible for sexual misconduct.

Activists to Senate Republicans: Do Your Job

Nearly 100 civil rights, women's rights, environmental, labor and social justice organizations bsent a letter last week to 11 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to fulfill their constitutional duty to help vet and confirm a new Supreme Court justice following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Thousands Rally for Abortion Access at the U.S. Supreme Court

Thousands Rally for Abortion Access at the U.S. Supreme Court

At least two thousand pro-abortion rights activists rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as justices heard arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a challenge to the Texas TRAP law designed to close off access to abortion.
National Day of Solidarity Planned for Tomorrow, 12/5

National Day of Solidarity Planned for Tomorrow, 12/5

Planned Parenthood is holding a National Day of Solidarity tomorrow, December 5, in the wake of the recent violence at Planned Parenthood’s Colorado Springs clinic, in San Bernardino, and across the country.
Candlelight Vigil Calls for an End to Anti-Abortion Terrorism

Candlelight Vigil Calls for an End to Anti-Abortion Terrorism

Last night, dozens of activists gathered outside the Supreme Court for a candlelight vigil calling for an end to anti-abortion terrorism.
FMF Joins the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

FMF Joins the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

In the United States, women’s groups join in the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Minimum-Wage Workers Fight for $15 in Cities Across America

Low-wage workers around the country—the majority of whom are women—gathered Tuesday to strike for $15 an hour.