Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Making Real the Right to Education for Afghan Women and Girls

Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Making Real the Right to Education for Afghan Women and Girls

" I owe my achievements both to Jaghori resistance to the Taliban and to the U.S. and NATO presence in Afghanistan, which protected my right to an education, and continues to help secure this right for all Afghan women and girls."
We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We need you to stand with us at the Supreme Court on March 25 to preserve contraceptive access for millions of women.
8 Actions for March 8: Celebrate International Women's Day With Us!

8 Actions for March 8: Celebrate International Women’s Day With Us!

The United Nations’ official IWD theme for this year is “equality for women is progress for all,” and we couldn’t agree more! This International Women's Day, celebrate with us by speaking out for women’s rights - eight times.
Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

"We want justice and respect for women."
More Than A Buffer Zone: Extremists Are Chipping Away At Reproductive Rights

More Than A Buffer Zone: Extremists Are Chipping Away At Reproductive Rights

This case is not about free speech. It is about protecting women and reproductive health clinic doctors and staff from anti-abortion extremists who are willing to resort to violence and murder.
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April 17, 1894: Empire State Suffragists Build Momentum for Federal Action

April 17, 1894: Empire State Suffragists Build Momentum for Federal Action

Victory for the woman suffrage movement - and equal pay for equal work - must rapidly be approaching if today is any example of the momentum that's now being generated in their favor.
Federal Court Permanently Blocks North Dakota's Extreme 6-Week Abortion Ban

Federal Court Permanently Blocks North Dakota’s Extreme 6-Week Abortion Ban

A federal district court permanently blocked one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation yesterday, calling it "invalid and unconstitutional."
Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights

Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights

India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
I Loved My Feminist Majority Foundation Internship - Here's Why

I Loved My Feminist Majority Foundation Internship – Here’s Why

In the women’s right’s movement, ‘solidarity’ is a word we value, and it’s a word that’s been proven true in my time here.
April 16, 1927: NYC Legal Sorority Seeks to Create A List of Female-Friendly Law Firms

April 16, 1927: NYC Legal Sorority Seeks to Create A List of Female-Friendly Law Firms

Marx's project will be extremely valuable to the new graduates, who won't have to repeat her experience. When she canvassed 175 law firms while looking for a job after graduation, all but 25 said they didn't want a woman lawyer in the office, and though the rest held out some hope, they had no vacancies....
10-Year Old Girl Banned from Boys Basketball Team Will Now Play

10-Year Old Girl Banned from Boys Basketball Team Will Now Play

Last week, the New Mexico Select Youth Sport Club told Coach Frey that Jaelyn could not play with her team in the upcoming Southwest Salsa Slam basketball tournament - because she's a girl.
Female Afghan Parliamentarian Injured in Shooting Attack

Female Afghan Parliamentarian Injured in Shooting Attack

Maryam Koofi, a member of Afghanistan's Parliament, was wounded in a shooting yesterday.
April 15, 1929: NYC Police Raid Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau

April 15, 1929: NYC Police Raid Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau

The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau's clinic was raided this morning by New York City police, who arrested two doctors and three nurses, then seized massive amounts of "evidence," including confidential patient records.
Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of "Walking While Trans"

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of “Walking While Trans”

"I am saddened by the injustice that took place at my trial," she said in a statement, "but we are not giving up the fight. It's time that we end the stigma and the criminalization of sex work, the profiling of trans women of color, and the racist police system that harms so many of...
Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

The bishops carefully state that "healthcare is a right," but then ask Virginia legislators to repeal healthcare for poor women facing rare, tragic circumstances.