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Urgent: Act Now on Human Rights Day!

Urgent: Act Now on Human Rights Day!

The United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, established in 1948, states in Article 25 that every person has the right to medical care for both themselves and their families. A vital component of women's healthcare is access to contraceptives and full reproductive healthcare, including abortion -- but this fundamental human right is being denied...
Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Women need reproductive health programs to be integrated with HIV/AIDS services, and vice-versa, for improved efficiency and effectiveness in preventing AIDS infection and unplanned pregnancy and improving maternal and child health.
Today Is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today Is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

"I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime."
Take Action TODAY and Stand With Saudi Women for Freedom!

Take Action TODAY and Stand With Saudi Women for Freedom!

We’ve just learned that the Saudi Ministry of the Interior has issued a threatening warning to women planning to drive on Saturday despite the Kingdom’s de facto ban on women driving. The Ministry compared women driving openly in the streets to “disturbing the public peace and opening venues to sedition” and stated, that the women...
International Day of the Girl Celebrated at the United Nations

International Day of the Girl Celebrated at the United Nations

The Speak Out comes at the end of 11 Days of Action organized to draw attention to girls' particular need and concerns.
READ: 3 Girls Learn International Activists Featured in New Youth Activism Book

READ: 3 Girls Learn International Activists Featured in New Youth Activism Book

Three GLI leaders and activists were featured in STAND UP!, a book centered on "75 young activists who rock the world" which came out last week.
Save Your Seat: Feminist Majority's 2013 Women, Money, Power Summit Begins October 8!

Save Your Seat: Feminist Majority’s 2013 Women, Money, Power Summit Begins October 8!

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to grab a seat at the table with our nation's political and feminist thinkers and activists and get to work.
Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military families not only bear the full burden of costs for abortion care but, in some circumstances, are also actively blocked from receiving it even with out-of-pocket funds.
Meet the Team: FMF's Newest Organizers Share Tips, Tricks, and Stories

Meet the Team: FMF’s Newest Organizers Share Tips, Tricks, and Stories

The new Feminist Campus team introduced themselves last week and shared their organizing tips and tricks.
Call for Submissions: #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival (UPDATED)

Call for Submissions: #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival (UPDATED)

As part of the 31 Days of Unity campaign, the Feminist Majority Foundation will host #AbortionMatters, a blog carnival. We're hoping you submit!
Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for "31 Days of Unity"

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for “31 Days of Unity”

Center for Reproductive Rights joins with reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations in August to urge Congress to take action against extreme attacks on women’s health.
We've Got a Clinics Crisis on Our Hands

We’ve Got a Clinics Crisis on Our Hands

In states across the country, legislatures are restricting women's reproductive healthcare choices at an unbelievable rate.
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...

The Equal Rights Amendment Needs You – Now!

by Martha Burk, Money Editor, Ms. magazine; director, Corporate Accountability Project, National Council of Women’s Organizations This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances. If you think fact that after 225 years the...
NYC Speaker Quinn: Working Women Need Paid Sick Days!

NYC Speaker Quinn: Working Women Need Paid Sick Days!

Christine Quinn is the first female and openly gay New York City Council Speaker.   By speaking out and standing up for the rights of women and queer folks throughout the city, she has received a lot of support from the feminist community as Speaker and as potential NYC mayor.  But on a new issue facing...
Less Than One Week Left to Stop Amendment One

Less Than One Week Left to Stop Amendment One

co-written by Melody Moezzi & Tracy Hollister North Carolina has the dishonorable distinction of becoming the first state to put an anti-gay marriage amendment on a 2012 ballot. On May 8, voters in the state will weigh in on the North Carolina’s Amendment 1, which states that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only...
It's Trust Women Week—Join the Online March

It’s Trust Women Week—Join the Online March

2011 brought an unprecedented assault by anti-abortion and anti-contraception state legislatures on women’s reproductive health—135 reproductive rights laws were enacted in 36 states, 68 percent of which restrict access to abortion. Reproductive-rights groups are fighting back with a simple but powerful pro-choice message: Trust women. The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, a coalition of 42...
Reflections on a Population Surging Beyond 7 Billion

Reflections on a Population Surging Beyond 7 Billion

6,998,460,833: the world’s current population, according to an estimate by Population Action International (PAI). In anticipation of October 31st, the day the world’s population is predicated to reach 7 billion, I’ve sat at my desk transfixed by PAI’s scrolling ticker, documenting the rapidly increasing population as it approaches a number troubling to reproductive rights activists,...
Help free Iranian feminists

Help free Iranian feminists

Iran steps up arrests of women’s rights and human rights activists. This past weekend, on the one year anniversary of the disputed June 2009 elections, Narges Mohammadi, a feminist and vice-president for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s human rights organization, was arrested. No information is known about where she is being held or the charges against...
Stop CBS From Airing Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad

Stop CBS From Airing Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad

Even as the trial continues for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, CBS is planning to air an anti-abortion ad during the Super Bowl game. Tell CBS that this is no time to feed the anger and hatred of anti-abortion extremists. CBS has a stated policy to reject all ads it deems controversial, including ads...