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.
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron announced a measure last week aimed at making the gender pay gap much more visible.
President Obama was recently asked about Bill Cosby - and in his answer, gave a modern definition of consent that has feminists across the country applauding.
DC At-Large Council member Anita Bonds proposed new legislation this week that would require colleges and universities to clearly mark the transcript of a college student convicted of sexual assault while on campus, putting it permanently on a student's college record.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced this week that the Department of Defense will begin the process of lifting the ban on transgender military service members.
Chicago public schools and the Office for Civil rights reached an agreement late last week to provide equal athletic opportunity for boys and girls.
A bipartisan majority in the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that repeals the anti-abortion “Global Gag Rule” and restores $600 million in funding for international family planning and reproductive health services. Republican Senator Mark Kirk (IL) and GOP Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Senate Democrats in passing the amendment....
Since the Affordable Care Act took effect, women have saved dramatically on birth control and emergency contraception.
A new study has found that the majority of Black men and women believe in a woman's right to choose and want women to have access to abortion care and contraception.
Earlier this month, the Kansas Attorney General announced his plans to appeal a Shawnee County Judge's ruling which blocked an anti-choice law in the state.
Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative (CFPI), which offers teenagers and poor women free and low-cost intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants and has significantly reduced the state’s teen pregnancy and abortion rates, may soon disappear. The CFPI’s private grant is set to run out this year, and Colorado state representatives have eliminated the program’s funding by voting...
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.
Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky, and Diana DeGette today introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act, which would lift restrictions on health insurance coverage for abortion.
California legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault and educating high school students on healthy relationships is poised to become law, as it passed the California Assembly Education Committee last week.
Despite national and international celebration, disparities in coverage, respect, and pay still linger between women’s and men’s soccer teams.
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.
President Obama is proposing a plan this week to broaden overtime pay that is expected to affect millions of Americans in the working class, especially women.
A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg this morning, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, allowing the use of independent state commissions to draw federal congressional districts and taking that power away from the state legislature.
On June 27 at about 6:30 AM, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole at South Carolina’s Statehouse and removed the confederate flag.