March 11, 1993 marked a historical milestone when Janet Reno became the first woman to be sworn in as United States Attorney General.
Women in France intend to leave work on Monday at 4:34 pm in protest of the gender wage gap that persists in many workplaces.
Voting rights protectors including the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit this week in federal court alleging that three North Carolina counties—Moore, Beaufort and Cumberland—illegally purged thousands of voters from the registration rolls, a disproportionate number of whom are African American.
Several gay men in Uganda have reported that police forced them to undergo painful anal examinations during investigations into charges of homosexuality, which is illegal in the country.
Five days out from the election and voter ID laws are in effect in 30 states.
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day, the day of 2016 that Latina women would need to work to in order to accumulate what a white man earned in 2015.
A bill has been put up for debate before El Salvador’s legislature that would decriminalize abortion in some circumstances: when the life of the mother is at risk, when the pregnancy is a result of rape, human trafficking or statutory rape, or when the fetus will not survive after birth.
Today is the 38th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the first federal law guaranteeing protections on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth and other related conditions under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old transgender student who was barred from using the boys’ restroom at his Virginia high school.
Brigham Young University announced on Wednesday that it will no longer investigate the student-victims who report sexual assault for breaches of the honor code.
On Thursday a federal court issued a preliminary injunction blocking two Alabama abortion restrictions that would have severely hindered access to the procedure in that state.
Sex workers in California are fighting back against the current criminalization of their profession.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services against a Michigan Catholic hospital for refusing to perform a postpartum tubal ligation on a pregnant brain cancer patient, a violation of the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson will testify before Congress on forced arbitration laws after the election season.