The African Union launched its first campaign to curb child marriage in Africa last week, in cooperation with African governments, UNICEF, the UK Department for International Development, and several civil society organizations.
WATCH: Jay Leno, Frances Fisher, Ellie Smeal, and Others Speak Out to #StopTheSultan in Beverly Hills!
Couldn't make it to our May 5 rally to #StopTheSultan of Brunei's Taliban-like laws in Beverly Hills? No problem.
Reproductive rights activists in Missouri are halfway through a 72-hour rally on the steps of the state capitol in protest of a state bill that would require a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortion.
Workers will strike in 150 cities around the United States, and protests will be held in thirty other countries, including England, India, and South Africa.
Yesterday's star-studded #StopTheSultan rally was a huge success! We've got the photos to prove it.
“Every day the movement grows to demand that this Taliban-like penal code is rescinded,” said Smeal. “Advocates for LGBT and women’s rights are mobilized against this new Brunei penal code, and we are gratified that the Beverly Hills City Council has taken up a resolution condemning the law. People are outraged.”
Nigerians are demanding that their government do more to bring home the roughly 200 girls who were kidnapped more than two weeks ago on April 14 by the militant insurgency group Boko Haram.
Please immediately reach out to the Sultan, the Brunei Embassy, the US Ambassador to Brunei, and the United Nations Secretary-General demanding that this new horrific Brunei penal code be rescinded.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) announced it is pulling its annual Global Women’s Rights Awards, co-chaired by Jay and Mavis Leno, from the Beverly Hills Hotel because the hotel’s owner, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is imposing a Taliban-like Brunei penal code.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced yesterday that DREAMers, children of undocumented immigrants who lawfully live in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, will qualify for in-state college tuition at Virginia's public universities.
Google has removed deceptive crisis pregnancy center (CPC) advertisements from its search engine results when users seek information about abortion services.
Alice Cohan was the Director of the 2004 March for Women's Lives. These are some of her memories of putting together the historic march.
Ten years ago today, the feminist movement made history with the largest march ever on the National Mall, and ten years ago today, the feminist movement proved that we were a force to be reckoned with. If there's any memory worth holding onto, that's certainly one of them.
In the women’s right’s movement, ‘solidarity’ is a word we value, and it’s a word that’s been proven true in my time here.
"I am saddened by the injustice that took place at my trial," she said in a statement, "but we are not giving up the fight. It's time that we end the stigma and the criminalization of sex work, the profiling of trans women of color, and the racist police system that harms so many of...
"Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now."
Prompted by a homeless adjunct professor's one-woman protest outside the New York State Department of Education in Albany, adjunct professors across the nation took to Twitter over the weekend to call attention to the low-wages and exploitation of adjuncts working in higher education.
Thousands of people are calling on Dartmouth College to improve its sexual assault policies after a student whose name appeared in a "rape guide" on a student-run website was sexually assaulted.
Dr. Nasrin, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, operated an underground women's health clinic in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime, providing urgently needed maternal health services, including emergency obstetric care.
The United Nations’ official IWD theme for this year is “equality for women is progress for all,” and we couldn’t agree more! This International Women's Day, celebrate with us by speaking out for women’s rights - eight times.