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Obama Administration Issues New Rule to Strengthen Response to Campus Sexual Violence

Obama Administration Issues New Rule to Strengthen Response to Campus Sexual Violence

After the Department of Education's announcement of final rule on implementing changes last week, the Clery Act will now more effectively address and report campus violence.
Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado

Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado

Hulu, an online, ad-supported streaming service, has refused to run an advertisement from the "No on 67" campaign in Colorado, citing the company's policy regarding "controversial" political positions on issues like abortion.
Afghanistan’s New First Lady Advances Women’s Issues

Afghanistan’s New First Lady Advances Women’s Issues

Just a few days after moving to the presidential palace, Afghanistan’s new First Lady Rula Ghani said that she hopes to encourage greater respect for women.
Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women's Rights

Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women’s Rights

Former long-time host of "The Tonight Show" Jay Leno saluted his wife, Mavis, for her work on behalf of women's rights around the world when he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this weekend.
North Carolina Board of Elections Eliminates On-Campus Voting Sites Across the State

North Carolina Board of Elections Eliminates On-Campus Voting Sites Across the State

North Carolina will begin state-wide early voting on Thursday, and unlike the 2012 presidential election, many students across the state will have no polling place on-campus, making it more difficult for students to exercise their right to vote.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent after a ruling by the US Supreme Court this weekend threatened to disqualify more than half a million Texas voters from early voting.
Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria's military are reportedly negotiating the release of the nearly 300 young women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram more than six months ago, ostensibly bringing an end to six months of activist efforts calling for their return.
Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

In Tennessee, North Dakota, and Colorado - three states deciding ballot measures aimed at restricting birth control access and outlawing abortion in the upcoming election - student activists are mobilizing.
Prosecutors Claim South Carolina's Stand Your Ground Law Doesn't Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

Prosecutors Claim South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground Law Doesn’t Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

According to South Carolina prosecutors, the state's Stand Your Ground law is an unfit defense for domestic violence victims who live with their attackers.
Over 80,000 Safety Violations Found At Bangladesh Garment Factories

Over 80,000 Safety Violations Found At Bangladesh Garment Factories

A recently completed inspection found more than 80,000 safety violations in Bangladeshi garment factories - where 85 percent of all workers are women.
Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled yesterday that Texas could enforce its strict Voter ID law, despite a lower court's finding that the law was discriminatory and would likely suppress the votes of African Americans and Hispanics in Texas.
Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

The decision immediately allows 13 clinics that had been shuttered earlier this month by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reopen.
Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Legendary human rights leader Dolores Huerta will be in Denver, Colorado next Friday to take a stand against proposed Amendment 67, a personhood initiative on their ballot this Fall.
Early Voting Has Started in Many States

Early Voting Has Started in Many States

In states with close races for Senate seats or highly contested ballot measures, early voting allows for a glimpse of what may be in November.
Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

The designated day was created to raise awareness that gender inequality is still alive and well, and is worse in developing countries.
As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

With less than a month before the November 4 elections, courts are weighing in on voting rights across the nation.
Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Hear Challenge to Texas TRAP Law

Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Hear Challenge to Texas TRAP Law

The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to rehear a March panel decision upholding HB 2.
Catholic Church Files Civil Rights Complaint Against State Over Abortion Mandate

Catholic Church Files Civil Rights Complaint Against State Over Abortion Mandate

Although a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights says the new complaint from the Catholic conference is under review, Rouillard has reiterated that the agency considers abortion a basic health care service.
Study Finds Abortion Restrictions Adversely Impact Women's Health Outcomes

Study Finds Abortion Restrictions Adversely Impact Women’s Health Outcomes

The groups say lawmakers' insistence that anti-abortion legislation is intended to protect women's health is fundamentally flawed rhetoric.
UPDATE: Supreme Court Justice Delays Marriage Equality in Idaho

UPDATE: Supreme Court Justice Delays Marriage Equality in Idaho

Justice Kennedy issued a one-page order requiring the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to delay their ruling striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban.