“Now more than ever the international human rights community must continue to advocate and pressure the Salvadoran government to ensure women’s reproductive rights."
Called "Promote," the program will invest up to $416 million dollars into the education, training, and promotion of Afghan women in civil society, government, and business.
Over 50 Women Hospitalized and 12 Dead in India After Botched Mass Sterilization at Government-Run Camp
Although four health officials, including one man who received an award last year for having performed 50,000 sterilization procedures, have been suspended, the Indian government denies claims of negligence.
In his announcement, the President emphasized the need for the next Attorney General to continue building on the civil and human rights legacy being left behind by Eric Holder, and pointed to the quiet, but solid record of his nominee.
A student-run feminist group at Columbia University is facing up to $1,500 in charges after a protest of campus rape and sexual assault.
The Supreme Court's decision lets stand a portion of a law that requires CPCs to post a "status disclosure" informing patients whether or not a licensed medical professional works on-site.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked two new abortion restrictions, allowing Oklahoma women to continue to access safe, legal abortion while the legal challenge to the state's laws continues in court.
This Sixth Circuit has changed the legal landscape, becoming the first federal Court of Appeals to uphold a ban since the US Supreme Court decided US v. Windsor.
A man claiming to be the leader of extremist group Boko Haram denied that successful ceasefire talks had taken place between the group and Nigerian officials laying out a plan for the return of over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April. Now, their families are still waiting.
Employees in Massachusetts and in the cities of Oakland, California and Trenton and Montclair in New Jersey will be able to utilize their newly mandated sick leave by 2015.
Voters threw their weight behind state, county, and city referendums raising the minimum wage across seven states on Election Day Tuesday.
Election Day Decisions on Marijuana and Nonviolent Crimes Also Counter Racial Biases of War on Drugs
The new laws could help to significantly reduce the disparate impact of overpolicing and incarceration of people of color.
While Colorado and North Dakota Rejected Personhood on Election Day, Tennessee’s Anti-Abortion Measure Passed
Voters in North Dakota and Colorado handily defeated two state constitutional personhood amendments yesterday. In Tennessee, however, a state constitutional amendment that gives state legislators more power to restrict abortion access and birth control passed.
Over 116,000 signatures from registered voters in Oregon put Measure 89 on the ballot.
Students in North Dakota and Tennessee are getting out the vote against anti-abortion and anti-birth control ballot measures being decided today at the polls.
Election Day is tomorrow, November 4 - and this year, there is much at stake for women, people of color, and young people.
18 newspapers in Colorado have spoken out against Amendment 67, a personhood amendment being decided by voters tomorrow which would ban all abortions and in-vitro fertilization in the state and restrict access to common forms of birth control.
Celebrities and Survivor Advocates Encourage Tennessee and North Dakota Voters to Reject Anti-Abortion Measures
Advocates for survivors of sexual violence in North Dakota and Tennessee urged voters to turn down two dangerous anti-abortion measures when they go to the polls on this Tuesday, stressing the damage these measures would cause.
The founder of Ave Maria University, Tom Monaghan - who also founded Domino's Pizza - governs the town of Ave Maria. The town only has one OB/GYN and prohibits the distribution of contraception completely.
Just days before the general election in Tennessee, a coalition of community leaders, clergy, and advocates led a press conference encouraging women of color to vote no on Amendment 1, a dangerous and far-reaching measure on the state's ballot.