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UVA President Suspends Greek Life Organizations After Revelation of Campus Rape Culture

UVA President Suspends Greek Life Organizations After Revelation of Campus Rape Culture

The decision closely follows the release of a Rolling Stone article detailing a pattern of rape and sexual assault occurring at UVA fraternities, which has caused student and faculty protests and sparked national outrage.
Last Abortion Clinic in Cinncinnati Will Remain Open

Last Abortion Clinic in Cinncinnati Will Remain Open

After fears that an Ohio law would cause the last abortion clinic in Cincinnati to close, the clinic was given an exception to the law and the ability to stay open.
UN Expert Calls for Action To End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

UN Expert Calls for Action To End Violence Against Women in Afghanistan

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Rashida Manjoo returned last week from a nine-day official visit in Afghanistan with a call to the Afghan Government and the international community to continue its focus on creating sustainable solutions to reduce violence against women. This was Manjoo’s third visit to Afghanistan, and the Special Rapporteur noted many positive developments since her...
Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law

Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Reconsider Ruling Blocking Mississippi TRAP Law

The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to reconsider a panel decision blocking enforcement of a Mississippi law that threatened to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.
Oklahoma City Police Officer Will Go to Trial for 36 Counts of Sexual Assault

Oklahoma City Police Officer Will Go to Trial for 36 Counts of Sexual Assault

After a two-day preliminary hearing, an Oklahoma state court judge ordered that Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer, will stand trial for sexually assaulting 13 African-American women while on duty.
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

In a victory for women's health, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage benefit brought by Priests for Life, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and other religiously affiliated non-profit organizations.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Awareness About the Dangers of Transphobia

Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Awareness About the Dangers of Transphobia

Today marks the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a memorial for all transgender (and other non-gender-conforming people) who have lost their lives due to hatred and violence toward their identity.
Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements

Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements

"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
"1 In 3 Campaign" Will Hold Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

“1 In 3 Campaign” Will Hold Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

The 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth that highlights the stories of women who have had abortions, will host its first-ever online "speakout" event this Thursday.
Sexual Assault Awareness Events Will Place Throughout the Country This Week

Sexual Assault Awareness Events Will Place Throughout the Country This Week

"It's On Us" launched a nationwide Week of Action yesterday, with students at campuses throughout the country hosting events calling on everyone to play a role in ending campus sexual violence.
Afghan Women's Rights Leader and Parlimentarian Survives Suicide Bombing Attack

Afghan Women’s Rights Leader and Parlimentarian Survives Suicide Bombing Attack

Afghan law maker and prominent women’s rights leader Shukria Barakzai survived a suicide bombing attack on her armed vehicle on Sunday, November 16. Three people were killed and more than 20 wounded in the attack, which took place several hundred feet from the Parliament building where Barakzai was headed.
NFL and Black Women's Roundtable Finally Meet to Tackle Domestic Violence

NFL and Black Women’s Roundtable Finally Meet to Tackle Domestic Violence

National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell finally met with members of the Black Women's Roundtable last week after failing to invite any women of color to weigh in on the League's initial plan of action on domestic violence.
TIME Apologizes for Including "Feminist" in Poll of Words to Ban

TIME Apologizes for Including “Feminist” in Poll of Words to Ban

The apology came after several activist organizations petitioned TIME to remove the word "feminist" from its poll and to apologize. Feminist Majority Foundation supporters sent 9,833 petition emails total since the beginning of the petition.
STATEMENT: TIME Apologizes for Including "Feminist" In Worst Words Poll

STATEMENT: TIME Apologizes for Including “Feminist” In Worst Words Poll

  TIME Magazine has apologized for putting the word “feminist” on its list of words to ban in 2015.   “At last, TIME comes to its senses. Obviously ‘feminist’ is a worldwide movement for equality of women that cannot and must not be trivialized. Too many women’s lives depend on it. It’s very important that...
UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
TIME Magazine Faces Backlash for Attempting to Ban the Word "Feminist"

TIME Magazine Faces Backlash for Attempting to Ban the Word “Feminist”

Time Magazine is facing backlash after a poll they released last week listing the work “feminist” alongside popular slang terms on a list of words that should be “banned” in 2015.
Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

In a brief order issued on Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit indicated that the decision to refuse rehearing was 10-5.
Maternal Death Rate in West Africa Expected to Rise Due to Ebola

Maternal Death Rate in West Africa Expected to Rise Due to Ebola

One in seven women could die during childbirth in the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola crisis.
Pentagon Launches Largest-Ever Military Sexual Assault Survey

Pentagon Launches Largest-Ever Military Sexual Assault Survey

The report will be issued online to all 200,000 active-duty servicewomen and 300,000 servicemen.
United States and China Announce Landmark Climate Change Deal on Carbon Emissions

United States and China Announce Landmark Climate Change Deal on Carbon Emissions

After almost a year of negotiations, the US and China announced an unprecedented pledge this morning to limit their carbon emissions, giving hope to climate change activists worldwide.