According to the the Pentagon report, there were about 19,000 cases of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact last year - over 50 cases a day. Of those who do report, nearly two-thirds reported that they faced retaliation.
The Board of Health will begin the amendment process next year.
Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central Station.
Fast food, home care, retail and other low-wage workers in nearly 190 cities walked off the job today to demand a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
The Chicago City Council Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill increasing the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, but that decision could come under fire at the state level.
In the handbook, WHO stated that virginity tests used on women and girls to "prove" virginity have "no scientific validity" and pointed out that the tests violate international human rights standards against degrading treatment and are a form of discrimination against women.
The US Supreme Court heard the arguments in Young v. United Parcel Service case this morning. Young’s case was bolstered by a rally held outside the Supreme Court during the hearing.
Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.
In November of 2010, a Pennsylvania court granted the wife of Anthony Elonis a protective order after he wrote a violent Facebook stating, in graphic terms, that he would kill her.
In September, Rice was given a two-game ban, then an indefinite ban, by the NFL when a video was released of him punching his fiancee unconscious in an elevator then dragging her out.
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka reminded the international community that to end AIDS, we must first work to eradicate gender inequality.
Today marks a full week of national pop-up demonstrations protesting the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Thousands of people flooded major roads and thoroughfares in cities across the country in protest of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Walmart workers in at least six states have submitted formal strike notices for the day of Black Friday to demand higher, livable wages and better hours.
As the drawdown of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan continues, Afghan women leaders are awaiting the launch of a new Afghan National Action Plan for Women, Peace, and Security, which aims to engage women more meaningfully in the peacebuilding process.
As of Monday, Alexander must serve another 65 days in Duval County Jail. After that time, Alexander must spend another two years on house arrest.
The resolution declares that the city of Louisville is committed to eliminating violence against women and girls, promoting the health of safety of women and girls, and providing equal academic, economic, and business opportunities in the city.
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.
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.
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...