Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In

Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In

Ashraf Ghani, who has has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government, was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan today at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
You're Invited: Meet Daisy Hernández on October 4!

You’re Invited: Meet Daisy Hernández on October 4!

On Saturday, October 4, feminist author, writer, and scholar Daisy Hernández will take a quick break from her book tour to unwind with Feminist Majority Foundation supporters. Don't miss out!
Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk

Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President’s Desk

The Senate on Thursday voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, aimed at cutting the backlog of untested rape kits. The bill, already passed in the House, now heads to President Obama to become law.
GALLERY: Inside the White House Launch of the "It's On Us" Campaign

GALLERY: Inside the White House Launch of the “It’s On Us” Campaign

Today, the White House announced the official launch of "It's On Us," a media initiative aimed at ending campus sexual assault. Here's a glimpse into what happened!
New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men and Empower Campus Activists in Fight to End Sexual Assault

New White House Campaign Seeks to Engage Men and Empower Campus Activists in Fight to End Sexual Assault

President Barack Obama today announced It's On Us, a multi-platform media campaign and action plan targeted at ending campus sexual assault.
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Despite Regulations, Mortgage Lenders Still Discriminate Against Pregnant Borrowers

Despite Regulations, Mortgage Lenders Still Discriminate Against Pregnant Borrowers

Pregnancy could be jeopardizing your chances of getting a new home.
September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

The contrast between the older, traditional suffrage groups and the movement's newer, more militant faction was never more in evidence than today.
Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again

Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again

The Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, marking the second time this year and the fourth time since 2012 legislators voted along party lines against the equal pay legislation.
September 15, 1970: ERA Supporters Heard By Senate Judiciary Committee

September 15, 1970: ERA Supporters Heard By Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, Equal Rights Amendment supporters finally got a chance to make their case to the Senate Judiciary Committee - but in a move that mirrored the kind of bias that still exists, proponents were allowed only one day of testimony, despite opponents being given three days last week.
Ohio State University Agrees to Strengthen Sexual Assault Policies, Ending Federal Investigation

Ohio State University Agrees to Strengthen Sexual Assault Policies, Ending Federal Investigation

The United States Department of Education has completed its investigation into The Ohio State University's compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX, and OSU has agreed to take steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment.
Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend

Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend

Nearly every speaker, in some way, called for the crowd to heed the message on the rally's banner: "Remember in November."
The Economic Recovery Isn't Reaching Black Women in the Workforce

The Economic Recovery Isn’t Reaching Black Women in the Workforce

The economic recovery isn't making a difference for African American women this year.
September 12, 1967: Feminists and Labor Unions Take On Sexist Airline Industry

September 12, 1967: Feminists and Labor Unions Take On Sexist Airline Industry

Are being quite young, very attractive, and an unmarried woman "bona fide occupational qualifications" for being a stewardess? According to the airline industry, the answer is "yes," but two unions and feminist Betty Friedan disagree.
Violence Against Women Act Turns 20

Violence Against Women Act Turns 20

Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
Wheels in Motion: Meet Afghanistan's First All-Woman Bicycling Team

Wheels in Motion: Meet Afghanistan’s First All-Woman Bicycling Team

Women in Afghanistan are rediscovering a vehicle of freedom that has galvanized social change since the turn of the 20th century: the bicycle.
September 11, 1917: Banquet Honors Jailed "Silent Sentinel" Suffragists

September 11, 1917: Banquet Honors Jailed “Silent Sentinel” Suffragists

Today saw a celebration of courage and triumph in Washington, DC, as well as optimism in the wake of a defeat in Maine.
Senate Holds Hearing on Police Militarization One Month After Michael Brown's Death

Senate Holds Hearing on Police Militarization One Month After Michael Brown’s Death

Senator Claire McCaskill led an oversight hearing Tuesday in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee highlighting growing concerns about the militarization of state and local law enforcement agencies.
Missouri Legislators Pass 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Law

Missouri Legislators Pass 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Law

Governor Jay Nixon previously vetoed the bill in July, calling it "extreme and disrespectful." Missouri's House voted 117-44 to override the veto, and then the Senate used a procedural move to stop a Democratic filibuster of the bill and vote 23-7 to complete the veto override Wednesday.
September 10, 1920: National Women's Party Shifts Goals After Big Suffrage Victory

September 10, 1920: National Women’s Party Shifts Goals After Big Suffrage Victory

Though originally created for the purpose of putting the Susan B. Anthony Amendment into the Constitution, there was a consensus among Executive Committee members today that the party must now evolve from an "equal suffrage" organization to one whose goal is total equality.
UPDATE: Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in the Senate

UPDATE: Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in the Senate

The Senate voted 73-25 to allow the bill to move forward to a debate.