Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this weekend for her many achievements and contributions to the United States women's movement.
In a statement released Wednesday by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, president Barbara Blaine blasted Pope Francis for his praise of US bishops’ “courage,” accusing the pontiff of doing “little if anything” to meaningfully address the Catholic Church’s decades-long sex abuse crisis.
Women's rights groups, including the Feminist Majority Foundation, urge Governor Brown to sign FACT Act, requiring unlicensed crisis pregnancy centers to disclose that they are not medical providers.
Chicago residents have entered the second week of their hunger strike protesting the closure of Dyett High School.
Civil rights iconic leader Julian Bond passed away this weekend, leaving behind a legacy of inclusion and activism.
This Year’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice
This year’s theme of “Fighting for Economic and Reproductive Justice” lies at the intersection of economics and the Latina community.
Thanks to three different women’s groups in Kenya, rural villages are prospering.
The Feminist Majority and over 70 other groups released a letter to President Obama yesterday that calls on him to reinterpret the Helms Amendment and meet with the people running women's health programs in Africa on an upcoming trip to the continent.
Texas officials today released dash cam video footage showing Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia physically threatening Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African-American woman who died in police custody last week.
Last week, anti-abortion extremist group Operation Save America hosted its annual national event of increased harassment and protesting outside targeted and vulnerable clinics in Alabama.
President Assures There Will Be Justice for Farkhunda in Afghanistan Following Outcry by Women’s Rights Leaders
Leaders were outraged last week when the Appeals Court of Afghanistan reversed the death penalties issued in the murder case of Farkhunda, who was killed by an angry mob in March.
Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.
On June 27 at about 6:30 AM, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole at South Carolina’s Statehouse and removed the confederate flag.
Politicians, retailers, and activists are taking part in a push in South Carolina to have the Confederate flag removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. This movement follows the massacre of nine African American people by a 21-year-old white man in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last week. Wal-Mart, Sears,...
A group of young Girl Scouts who were protesting animal abuse received threatening racial insults by adults attending a public Cecil County meeting in Maryland last month.
A campaign launched last week in response to more than 200 girls raped and impregnated by Boko Haram members urges President Obama to reinterpret the Helms Amendment to include abortion care.
Activist groups are hosting a National Call-in Day of Action today, asking individuals across the nation to call their Representatives in the U.S. House and urge them to oppose Trade Promotion Authority, or “Fast Track”, for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade agreement that has raised serious human rights concerns and threatens US jobs. Fast...
Dozens of topless protesters stopped traffic in San Francisco last week on the National Day of Action for Black Women and Girls to protest the lack of national attention for black women killed by police brutality. The protesters blocked a popular intersection in San Francisco, California, with signs and body paint with messages like this...
Last night, SLUT: The Play, a powerful play about the realities of sexual assault in high schools, was performed for thousands at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC.
The six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray of Baltimore, Maryland have been charged criminally with offenses ranging from manslaughter to false imprisonment.