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Brutal Brunei Penal Code Goes into Effect Today

Brutal Brunei Penal Code Goes into Effect Today

The Southeast Asian nation of Brunei today adopted the first phase of a brutal penal code that includes the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians, the public flogging of women who have abortions, and the jailing of women who become pregnant outside of marriage.
TAKE ACTION: Protest Brunei's Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code Online and in Beverly Hills!

TAKE ACTION: Protest Brunei’s Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman Penal Code Online and in Beverly Hills!

Please immediately reach out to the Sultan, the Brunei Embassy, the US Ambassador to Brunei, and the United Nations Secretary-General demanding that this new horrific Brunei penal code be rescinded.
FMF Pulls Event from Beverly Hills Hotel to Protest Sultan of Brunei Imposing Taliban-Like Rule

FMF Pulls Event from Beverly Hills Hotel to Protest Sultan of Brunei Imposing Taliban-Like Rule

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) announced it is pulling its annual Global Women’s Rights Awards, co-chaired by Jay and Mavis Leno, from the Beverly Hills Hotel because the hotel’s owner, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is imposing a Taliban-like Brunei penal code.
Afghanistan May Hold Runoff Presidential Election

Afghanistan May Hold Runoff Presidential Election

Preliminary results for Afghanistan's recent presidential election were released on Saturday, showing that former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister and World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai are the top contenders.
Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

A current condom shortage in Cuba is stirring fears of higher STD rates and unplanned pregnancies.
On 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse, Need for More Change

On 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse, Need for More Change

Workers protesting for higher wages, safer conditions, and better treatment, are often met with violence, and the government has had difficulty adhering to new safety regulations.
Join Us At the Global Women's Rights Awards!

Join Us At the Global Women’s Rights Awards!

We'd love for you to join us at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Ninth Annual Global Women’s Rights Awards gala dinner and reception on the evening of Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. But time is running out!
US Ranks 16th in 2014 Social Progress Index

US Ranks 16th in 2014 Social Progress Index

The United States ranked particularly low in health and wellness, coming in at 70th place, and ecosystem sustainability, 69th place. In the category of access to basic knowledge, the US ranked 39th.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Realizing the Power of Education

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Realizing the Power of Education

I remember the morning I woke up to the sounds of gunfire and bombs. I remember the morning when I was trying to get ready for school and my father said I couldn’t go any more.
Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights

Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights

India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
Female Afghan Parliamentarian Injured in Shooting Attack

Female Afghan Parliamentarian Injured in Shooting Attack

Maryam Koofi, a member of Afghanistan's Parliament, was wounded in a shooting yesterday.
Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

The Court's ruling, however, was not a complete victory for women's health.
Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

"Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now."
Millions of Afghans Vote in Historic Elections

Millions of Afghans Vote in Historic Elections

The Afghan Independent Commission (IEC) estimates that at least one-third of Afghan voters on Saturday were women.
Afghanistan Heads to the Polls Tomorrow

Afghanistan Heads to the Polls Tomorrow

The elections represent a pivotal moment in the history of Afghanistan, which will conduct its first democratic transition of presidential power once the vote is complete.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Maintaining Commitment to Afghan Women and Girls

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Maintaining Commitment to Afghan Women and Girls

"My family decided to move back to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. After we returned, I remained committed to working to improve Afghan women’s lives."
13,000 Women Will Work to Secure Polling Centers on Afghanistan's Election Day

13,000 Women Will Work to Secure Polling Centers on Afghanistan’s Election Day

There was some concern last summer that there would not be enough women security officers to work at the polling stations set aside for women, but the government has now surpassed its recruitment goal.
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Making Real the Right to Education for Afghan Women and Girls

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Making Real the Right to Education for Afghan Women and Girls

" I owe my achievements both to Jaghori resistance to the Taliban and to the U.S. and NATO presence in Afghanistan, which protected my right to an education, and continues to help secure this right for all Afghan women and girls."
House Democrats Seek International Convention on Gender-Based Violence In Workplace

House Democrats Seek International Convention on Gender-Based Violence In Workplace

House Democrats asked the Obama administration yesterday to support the International Labour Organization's (ILO) efforts to combat global gender-based violence in the workplace.
UN Commission On The Status of Women Convenes This Week

UN Commission On The Status of Women Convenes This Week

This year, the annual event will focus on development, particularly women and girls' equal access to education, and their access to sexual and reproductive education, health, and rights.