Amid calls from anti-abortion lawmakers to defund Planned Parenthood, the organizations’s president Cecile Richards testified today in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The initial purpose of the hearing was to “investigate” Planned Parenthood’s use of federal funds in light of unscrupulous and thoroughly debunked claims that the organization profits from fetal tissue...
Physical attacks join legislative attacks; as a Planned Parenthood clinic blaze in Washington is ruled arson, Republicans in Congress call for a full defunding of the women's health organization.
“Gender equity must permeate every level of City operations—as leaders, employers, and service providers,” the unparalleled directive reads.
Women in Saudi Arabia registered to vote over the weekend, preparing to participate for the first time in local elections this December.
Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, announced that at least four women will be appointed as foreign diplomats, as well as made other promises for appointments of female government officials at varying levels of Afghanistan’s government. Last week, the Office of the President of Afghanistan tweeted that “at least four women ambassadors will be appointed to represent...
The verdict for the 49 men charged with the murder of 27-year- old Farkhunda came yesterday, following a highly publicized and televised week-long trial and public outrage for violence against women in Afghanistan.
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has promised to delay efforts to push through the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until the Senate first deals with two stalled bills that may soon expire.
Human rights groups are calling for the pardon of 15 women imprisoned in El Salvador for suffering a miscarriage.
In April of 2014, almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It's been one year, and 219 of them are still missing.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s address yesterday to a Joint Session of the United States Congress, commended the decision by President Barack Obama to delay the withdrawal of U.S. support troops in Afghanistan and to allow the current level of troops to remain through the end of 2015.
The Clinton Foundation "No Ceilings" report reveals data measuring women and girls’ participation worldwide over the past twenty years. In many ways, there have been significant increases for women and girls, but there are still massive gaps to be filled and progress to be made.
The court's decision to take the pregnant woman off life support was in line with her family's wishes.
Ireland's ban on abortion has come up in debate again following a current case involving a dead woman who is being kept on life support because she is pregnant.
"It is a travesty this is happening. It will make it impossible to prosecute cases of violence against women."
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...
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.
"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."
Eighty-six out of 133 countries improved their global gender gap between 2012 and 2013, with women's political participation experiencing the most progress.
Because of the ban, women must rely on male relatives or drivers to get around.
A new campaign in Afghanistan urges women to vote - specifically, for candidates that support their rights and equality.