Afghan Women Demand a Larger Role in Peace Process

Afghan Women Demand a Larger Role in Peace Process

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.
Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

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.
Outraged: FMF President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision

Outraged: FMF President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision

If Brown, who was an unarmed Black teenager, can’t get justice when the entire world is watching, how can any other Black person expect to receive justice if shot by a white police officer?
The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution

The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution

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.
UVA President Suspends Greek Life Organizations After Revelation of Campus Rape Culture

UVA President Suspends Greek Life Organizations After Revelation of Campus Rape Culture

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.
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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

In a victory for women's health, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage benefit brought by Priests for Life, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and other religiously affiliated non-profit organizations.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Awareness About the Dangers of Transphobia

Transgender Day of Remembrance Raises Awareness About the Dangers of Transphobia

Today marks the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a memorial for all transgender (and other non-gender-conforming people) who have lost their lives due to hatred and violence toward their identity.
Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements

Ms. Wonder Awards Honor Young Grassroots Leaders in Anti-Violence and Fair Wage Movements

"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
"1 In 3 Campaign" Will Hold Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

“1 In 3 Campaign” Will Hold Its First-Ever Online Speakout This Week

The 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth that highlights the stories of women who have had abortions, will host its first-ever online "speakout" event this Thursday.
Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

November 18, 1917: Suffragist Alice Paul has finally been transferred out of the psychopathic ward of Washington, D.C.'s District Jail, and today succeeded in smuggling a note out of the hospital ward where she is now being kept during her hunger strike and force-feedings.
Sexual Assault Awareness Events Will Place Throughout the Country This Week

Sexual Assault Awareness Events Will Place Throughout the Country This Week

"It's On Us" launched a nationwide Week of Action yesterday, with students at campuses throughout the country hosting events calling on everyone to play a role in ending campus sexual violence.
Afghan Women's Rights Leader and Parlimentarian Survives Suicide Bombing Attack

Afghan Women’s Rights Leader and Parlimentarian Survives Suicide Bombing Attack

Afghan law maker and prominent women’s rights leader Shukria Barakzai survived a suicide bombing attack on her armed vehicle on Sunday, November 16. Three people were killed and more than 20 wounded in the attack, which took place several hundred feet from the Parliament building where Barakzai was headed.
Today in Herstory: Public Support for "Silent Sentinels" On the Rise

Today in Herstory: Public Support for “Silent Sentinels” On the Rise

November 17, 1917: Public support for the imprisoned "Silent Sentinel" suffragists is increasing now that newspapers have begun to print excerpts from a note written by Lucy Burns and smuggled out of Occoquan Workhouse. The lawyer for several of the women in Occoquan was also able to visit them yesterday and is still talking to...
NFL and Black Women's Roundtable Finally Meet to Tackle Domestic Violence

NFL and Black Women’s Roundtable Finally Meet to Tackle Domestic Violence

National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell finally met with members of the Black Women's Roundtable last week after failing to invite any women of color to weigh in on the League's initial plan of action on domestic violence.
TIME Apologizes for Including "Feminist" in Poll of Words to Ban

TIME Apologizes for Including “Feminist” in Poll of Words to Ban

The apology came after several activist organizations petitioned TIME to remove the word "feminist" from its poll and to apologize. Feminist Majority Foundation supporters sent 9,833 petition emails total since the beginning of the petition.
STATEMENT: TIME Apologizes for Including "Feminist" In Worst Words Poll

STATEMENT: TIME Apologizes for Including “Feminist” In Worst Words Poll

  TIME Magazine has apologized for putting the word “feminist” on its list of words to ban in 2015.   “At last, TIME comes to its senses. Obviously ‘feminist’ is a worldwide movement for equality of women that cannot and must not be trivialized. Too many women’s lives depend on it. It’s very important that...
UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence

Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
TIME Magazine Faces Backlash for Attempting to Ban the Word "Feminist"

TIME Magazine Faces Backlash for Attempting to Ban the Word “Feminist”

Time Magazine is facing backlash after a poll they released last week listing the work “feminist” alongside popular slang terms on a list of words that should be “banned” in 2015.
Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

In a brief order issued on Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit indicated that the decision to refuse rehearing was 10-5.
Today in Herstory: Police Arrest Silent Sentinels After a Riot in the Nation's Capital

Today in Herstory: Police Arrest Silent Sentinels After a Riot in the Nation’s Capital

November 13, 1917: Today, "Silent Sentinels," who are picketing President Wilson over his failure to support nationwide woman suffrage, first battled a hostile mob, and then were arrested by police - who chose not to arrest any of their attackers.