From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

I remember thinking that if my zip code had fallen just a few miles away from my apartment at the time - if I had even bothered to call the police - my former partner might have ended up in that room. But then what? Would this reform him? Could...
WATCH: Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on DemocracyNow!

WATCH: Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on DemocracyNow!

Anita Sarkeesian appeared on DemocracyNow! to talk about the incredibly violent threats she's received because she dared to deconstruct the representation of women in video games.
Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women's Rights

Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women’s Rights

Former long-time host of "The Tonight Show" Jay Leno saluted his wife, Mavis, for her work on behalf of women's rights around the world when he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this weekend.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent after a ruling by the US Supreme Court this weekend threatened to disqualify more than half a million Texas voters from early voting.
Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria's military are reportedly negotiating the release of the nearly 300 young women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram more than six months ago, ostensibly bringing an end to six months of activist efforts calling for their return.
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Virginia Health Commissioner Recommends Amending State TRAP Law

Virginia Health Commissioner Recommends Amending State TRAP Law

The decision comes after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ordered a periodic review of the regulations, expressing concern that the TRAP rules were "extreme and punitive" and could endanger women's health.
October 1, 1918: Senators Weigh in on Woman Suffrage

October 1, 1918: Senators Weigh in on Woman Suffrage

The speeches by pro-suffrage Senators today were as eloquent and impassioned as they had been during yesterday's debate.
Afghanistan and US Finalize Bilateral Security Agreement

Afghanistan and US Finalize Bilateral Security Agreement

In a nationally televised ceremony at the Presidential Palace just one day after President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office, Afghanistan signed a major security agreement with the United States.
African American Girls Fall Behind Their Peers in Educational and Economic Outcomes

African American Girls Fall Behind Their Peers in Educational and Economic Outcomes

African American girls are falling behind when it comes to educational outcomes and economic opportunities, according to a new study.
US Supreme Court Shuts Down First Week of Early Voting in Ohio

US Supreme Court Shuts Down First Week of Early Voting in Ohio

Less than 24 hours before the start of Ohio's would-be voting period, the Supreme Court blocked efforts to restore a full seven days of early voting in the state, marking a win for the Republican-controlled legislature that enacted the new voting restrictions.
Georgetown Alumni Call Out University for Not Allowing Reproductive Rights Protests

Georgetown Alumni Call Out University for Not Allowing Reproductive Rights Protests

Over 200 Georgetown Alumni want the University to do better by H*yas for Choice.
September 30, 1918: President Wilson Speaks Out in Congress for Woman Suffrage

September 30, 1918: President Wilson Speaks Out in Congress for Woman Suffrage

It was truly stunning and historic when President Wilson unexpectedly came into the Senate at 1:00 this afternoon to speak for fifteen minutes on the necessity and justice of that body voting in favor of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
A Dangerous Intersection: Guns Make Domestic Violence Even Deadlier

A Dangerous Intersection: Guns Make Domestic Violence Even Deadlier

It is not possible to discuss domestic violence and violence against women without talking about reforming our gun control laws here in the United States.
September 29, 1906: New York City's Women Teachers Rise Up for Equal Pay

September 29, 1906: New York City’s Women Teachers Rise Up for Equal Pay

"Equal pay for equal work!" That was the demand today by the 4,000 women in New York City's Interborough Teachers' Association.
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.
Civil Rights Lawsuit for Transgender Workers Is First of its Kind

Civil Rights Lawsuit for Transgender Workers Is First of its Kind

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has brought two lawsuits on behalf of transgender worker, marking the first time the federal government has sued to protect transgender rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Women's rights activists and anti-violence advocates are continuing to put pressure on the National Football League.
Michigan Lawmakers Push for Insurance Plans to Offer Abortion Coverage Options

Michigan Lawmakers Push for Insurance Plans to Offer Abortion Coverage Options

Michigan state legislators are introducing a new bill that would require private health insurance companies to make "abortion riders" available to health care seekers.
States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Face Increased Costs and Larger Uninsured Populations

States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Face Increased Costs and Larger Uninsured Populations

According to new data, seven of the 11 major metropolitan areas with rates of uninsured people higher than the national average are in states that have rejected Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

A new weapon in what's becoming a war on women in the workforce was denounced tonight by Civil Service Commissioner Jessie Dell at a meeting sponsored by the National Woman's Party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.