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.
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!
Latest entries
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.
Paycheck Fairness Act Expected to Come to a Vote Today

Paycheck Fairness Act Expected to Come to a Vote Today

This marks the second time this year that the Senate will take up the equal pay legislation.
September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

If Progressives are to win the White House in November, women must register and vote in great numbers, according to former - and hopefully future - President Theodore Roosevelt.
Court Sentences Seven Men for Gang Rape in Afghanistan

Court Sentences Seven Men for Gang Rape in Afghanistan

The vicious public attack received national attention and sparked outrage among Afghan women leaders.
September 8, 1852: National Women's Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

September 8, 1852: National Women’s Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

Judging by the attendance, speeches and resolutions at today's opening session of the third annual National Women's Rights Convention, the movement is growing, and attracting many new and ambitious young supporters.
Ecuador Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Civil Unions

Ecuador Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Civil Unions

As of this upcoming September 15, same-sex couples in Ecuador will legally be able to register their civil unions.
White House Names Megan Smith as Chief Technology Officer

White House Names Megan Smith as Chief Technology Officer

President Barack Obama last week named Megan Smith, former Google Vice President and out lesbian, to the highest ranking tech job in the White House.
September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

In a very encouraging sign, a majority of the over 70,000 marchers in New York City's Labor Day Parade this afternoon were women.
Afghan Girls Compete in Bike Race to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

Afghan Girls Compete in Bike Race to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

Fifteen girls participated in the race to raise awareness about violence against women. Many others, including government and education leaders in the province, escorted them to the finish line.
Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty Thursday on a combined 14 counts of conspiracy, fraud, influence-peddling, bribery, and extortion by a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
September 4, 1974: Betty Ford Speaks Up for the ERA at Her First Press Conference

September 4, 1974: Betty Ford Speaks Up for the ERA at Her First Press Conference

In regard to participating in the campaign for the E.R.A., a measure endorsed by Republicans since 1940 and Democrats since 1944, Ford said: "I would be happy to take part in it."
Activists Arrested During Nationwide Protests for Higher Wages

Activists Arrested During Nationwide Protests for Higher Wages

Scores of people were arrested just hours into the nationwide strike for raising the minimum wage known as the "Fight for $15."
Meet The Team: FMF's Newest Organizers Are Getting to Work!

Meet The Team: FMF’s Newest Organizers Are Getting to Work!

Three new organizers will join Edwith on the ground across the country, and one travelling do-it-all media maven is on board to help them tweet about it.