Womens Rights
Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence

Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence

"It is a travesty this is happening. It will make it impossible to prosecute cases of violence against women."
Israel May Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20 to 33

Israel May Fund Abortions For Women Ages 20 to 33

The Israeli government may start funding abortions for women aged 20 to 33 if recommendations recently made by a Health Ministry committee are enacted. Israeli women under the age of 17 and over the ago of 40 already receive subsidized abortion services for personal reasons. Women also get almost automatic approval for an abortion if...
UN Reports: Women's Access to and Control of Land Protects Human Rights

UN Reports: Women’s Access to and Control of Land Protects Human Rights

Released today, the report Realizing Women's Rights to Land and Other Productive Resources shows how women's right to land is directly linked to food security, sustainable development, economic empowerment, and protection against HIV/AIDS.
Afghan Journalist Honored with Courage in Journalism Award

Afghan Journalist Honored with Courage in Journalism Award

"Every time I confront a threat in journalism, I feel some sort of satisfaction in my heart, and I recognize I am doing something very important that I am being threatened for."
US Ranked 23rd in Women's Equality in Global Gender Gap Index

US Ranked 23rd in Women’s Equality in Global Gender Gap Index

Eighty-six out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with women's political participation experiencing the most progress.
Saudi Women Campaign Against Driving Ban

Saudi Women Campaign Against Driving Ban

Because of the ban, women must rely on male relatives or drivers to get around.
New Campaign Encourages Women to Participate in Afghanistan's Next Election

New Campaign Encourages Women to Participate in Afghanistan’s Next Election

A new campaign in Afghanistan urges women to vote - specifically, for candidates that support their rights and equality.
A Women in Academia Mini-Roundtable

A Women in Academia Mini-Roundtable

It's clear that women still struggle to find standing in academia. Two FMF interns tackle the issue right at the line where the personal becomes political.
Global Heroes Honored in L.A.

Global Heroes Honored in L.A.

An Afghan rapper. The founder of the first primary school for girls in a Kenyan village. A trailblazing member of Congress who fights to create an AIDS-free generation. An advocate for women’s and children’s rights and empowerment. Tonite in Los Angeles, the Feminist Majority Foundation (publisher of Ms.) will award these four women with its...
Female Teacher Murdered in Pakistan

Female Teacher Murdered in Pakistan

Earlier today, female teacher Shahnaz Nazli was shot by two men of unknown affiliation on her way to work at a girls school in the village of Shahkas. She died of her injuries in the hospital. The Khyber tribal district in northwest Pakistan is asking the government to implement greater security measures for women and...