Obama Administration Announces Global Initiative for Girls' Education

Obama Administration Announces Global Initiative for Girls’ Education

Let Girls Learn will build on investments the US already has made in global primary school education and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education.
Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

The Department of Justice will sue Ferguson, Missouri, if it finds evidence that its police department discriminates based on race and that its authorities aren't trying to make changes, according to CNN.
Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

In states such as Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, and South Carolina, lawmakers are introducing bills placing restrictions on abortion access.
Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured an operation that involves breaking the pelvis or having their pubic bone sawed through. Others claim their wombs were removed entirely.
Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights' Grammy Awards

Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights’ Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards set a new precedent last night with a speech from a domestic violence survivor and activist and the airing of a PSA from President Obama about violence against women.
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Today in Herstory: America's Women in Uniform Are Making Everyone Proud

Today in Herstory: America’s Women in Uniform Are Making Everyone Proud

February 3, 1944: Women serving their country through military service got a well-deserved salute from the Women's Army Corps commander today upon her return from a 26-day inspection tour overseas.
Michigan Lawmakers Want to Create Even More Extraneous Requirements for Abortion Providers

Michigan Lawmakers Want to Create Even More Extraneous Requirements for Abortion Providers

Lawmakers in Michigan have introduced this month yet another reporting requirement for physicians performing an abortion, with the specific aim of increasing the number of reported complications from abortion.
Northern Ireland's Human Right Commission To Review Abortion Ban

Northern Ireland’s Human Right Commission To Review Abortion Ban

Currently, abortion law in the area has abortion illegal in all cases except when a pregnant person's life is at risk or when there is the risk of permanent or serious damage to the pregnant person's mental or physical health.
UVA President Announces Initiatives to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

UVA President Announces Initiatives to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

The University of Virginia’s president, Teresa Sullivan, recently spoke to the campus community about what's next in their push to end sexual assault on campus and strengthen their policies for survivrs.
Today in Herstory: Fania Mindell and Margaret Sanger Found Guilty of Violating New York's Birth Control Laws

Today in Herstory: Fania Mindell and Margaret Sanger Found Guilty of Violating New York’s Birth Control Laws

February 2, 1917: The verdicts of the three-judge panel were read just hours after Ethel Byrne was freed from the Blackwell's Island Workhouse.
Women Who Protested Saudi Arabia's Driving Ban Remain in Prison

Women Who Protested Saudi Arabia’s Driving Ban Remain in Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Alamoudi, 33, were arrested while they were crossing into Saudi Arabia on November 30.
Two Imprisoned Women's Rights Activists in the Middle East Have Been Freed

Two Imprisoned Women’s Rights Activists in the Middle East Have Been Freed

Both women were arrested in October and served around 90 days in prison for non-violent crimes.
Activist Monica Jones Can Now Appeal Her Conviction for "Walking While Trans"

Activist Monica Jones Can Now Appeal Her Conviction for “Walking While Trans”

An Arizona appeals court Monday overruled an April verdict that highlighted police profiling of trans women of color.
Today in Herstory: Birth Control Advocates Press for Better Conditions for Ethel Byrne

Today in Herstory: Birth Control Advocates Press for Better Conditions for Ethel Byrne

January 30, 1917: Imprisoned birth control advocate Ethel Byrne's force-feedings continue, as do nationwide protests over her conviction and treatment.
New UK Guidelines Would Put the Onus on Rape Suspects, Not Victims, in Sexual Violence Cases

New UK Guidelines Would Put the Onus on Rape Suspects, Not Victims, in Sexual Violence Cases

If the new guidelines are utilized, rape suspects will be required to offer hard proof that consent was given "with full capacity and freedom to do so."
Protestors Demand Justice After Denver Police Fatally Shoot Queer Latina Teen

Protestors Demand Justice After Denver Police Fatally Shoot Queer Latina Teen

On Monday morning, a 16-year-old lesbian Latina named Jessie Hernandez was shot and killed by Denver police. Now, her friends and family are uniting with communities of color and LGBT activists to demand justice.
Today in Herstory: Margaret Sanger Calls for Repealing Laws Blocking Contraception Access and Information

Today in Herstory: Margaret Sanger Calls for Repealing Laws Blocking Contraception Access and Information

January 29, 1917: Three thousand people cheered Margaret Sanger's speech earlier tonight at Carnegie Hall, as she called for the repeal or overturning of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code and all similar statutes.
Ohio Legislator Became Pro-Choice After Listening To Women's Stories

Ohio Legislator Became Pro-Choice After Listening To Women’s Stories

Tim Ryan, Democratic U.S. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district, declared in an op-ed piece yesterday that he's changed his stance on abortion.
Today in Herstory: Force-Feedings Continue for Ethel Byrne

Today in Herstory: Force-Feedings Continue for Ethel Byrne

January 28, 1917: A regular schedule of force-feedings is being drawn up by Workhouse authorities for Ethel Byrne, now serving a 30-day sentence for giving out information on contraception last October at the nation's first birth control clinic.
Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund

Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund

The United States restored its funding for UNFPA under President Obama in 2009.