Activism
African Union Launches First Campaign to End Child Marriage

African Union Launches First Campaign to End Child Marriage

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!

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.
Missouri Activists Stage 72-Hour Protest of Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri Activists Stage 72-Hour Protest of Abortion Waiting Period

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.
Fast Food Workers Will Hold The Largest-Ever Worldwide Day of Action Next Week

Fast Food Workers Will Hold The Largest-Ever Worldwide Day of Action Next Week

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.
PHOTOS: Feminists Rally Across from the Beverly Hills Hotel to #StopTheSultan!

PHOTOS: Feminists Rally Across from the Beverly Hills Hotel to #StopTheSultan!

Yesterday's star-studded #StopTheSultan rally was a huge success! We've got the photos to prove it.
Feminist Majority Rally Brings Together Women's and LGBTQ Groups to Protest Brunei Penal Code

Feminist Majority Rally Brings Together Women’s and LGBTQ Groups to Protest Brunei Penal Code

“Every day the movement grows to demand that this Taliban-like penal code is rescinded,” said Smeal.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 Demand More Rescue Efforts for 200 Kidnapped Girls

Nigerians Demand More Rescue Efforts for 200 Kidnapped Girls

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.
TAKE ACTION: Protest Brunei's Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code Online and in Beverly Hills!

TAKE ACTION: Protest Brunei’s Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code Online and in Beverly Hills!

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.
FMF Pulls Event from Beverly Hills Hotel to Protest Sultan of Brunei Imposing Taliban-Like Rule

FMF Pulls Event from Beverly Hills Hotel to Protest Sultan of Brunei Imposing Taliban-Like Rule

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 Announces DREAMers Will Qualify for In-State Tuition

Virginia Attorney General Announces DREAMers Will Qualify for In-State Tuition

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 Removes Misleading Crisis Pregnancy Center Ads

Google Removes Misleading Crisis Pregnancy Center Ads

Google has removed deceptive crisis pregnancy center (CPC) advertisements from its search engine results when users seek information about abortion services.
Remembering the March for Women's Lives, Ten Years Later

Remembering the March for Women’s Lives, Ten Years Later

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.
GALLERY: The March for Women's Lives

GALLERY: The March for Women’s Lives

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.
I Loved My Feminist Majority Foundation Internship - Here's Why

I Loved My Feminist Majority Foundation Internship – Here’s Why

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.
Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Walking While Trans"

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of “Walking While Trans”

"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...
Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

"Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now."
Adjunct Faculty Demand Fair Pay and Benefits

Adjunct Faculty Demand Fair Pay and Benefits

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.
Students and Activists Demand Sexual Assault Reform at Dartmouth

Students and Activists Demand Sexual Assault Reform at Dartmouth

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.
US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage

US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage

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.
8 Actions for March 8: Celebrate International Women's Day With Us!

8 Actions for March 8: Celebrate International Women’s Day With Us!

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.