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.
The World Future Council Calls on Governments to End FGM

The World Future Council Calls on Governments to End FGM

Today, on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, dozens of activists, writers, and leaders are releasing a statement calling for a global increase in action to end FGM worldwide.
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Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Refuses to Cooperate with Authorities on Birth Control Charges

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Refuses to Cooperate with Authorities on Birth Control Charges

January 23, 1917: Ethel Byrne, imprisoned birth control advocate, is fully resisting jailhouse authorities today, just as she vowed to do yesterday.
#HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality

#HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality

The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Sentenced for Working at a Birth Control Clinic

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Sentenced for Working at a Birth Control Clinic

January 22, 1917: It's 30 days in the Workhouse for Ethel Byrne, sentenced today for her work at what was the nation's first and only birth control clinic until it was raided and shut down by authorities.
House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support

House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support

House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week  ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill. The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but instead was pulled late last night after Republican House representatives Rene...
BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
Today in Herstory: Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm Take on Sexism Together

Today in Herstory: Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm Take on Sexism Together

January 21, 1972: The two started the day early - and together - as guests on Channel 7's "Kennedy and Company."
This Year's State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

This Year’s State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history.
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Returns to the Suffrage Battle

Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Returns to the Suffrage Battle

January 20, 1910: Alice Paul returned to her family's home in New Jersey today after an extended stay in Great Britain.
Activists Petition Tennessee General Assembly to Protect Access to Reproductive Health

Activists Petition Tennessee General Assembly to Protect Access to Reproductive Health

A slew of abortion restrictions are now on the table in Tennessee following the passage of Amendment 1 in November.
Louisiana Activists Fight Proposed Restrictions on Abortion Providers

Louisiana Activists Fight Proposed Restrictions on Abortion Providers

The regulations restrict a clinic’s ability to operate and provide clinics with little ability to adapt to unforeseen changes and circumstances - and what's more troubling, they could cause confidentiality issues for both patients and staff.
Kansas Lawmaker Plans to Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban in State Legislature

Kansas Lawmaker Plans to Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban in State Legislature

Kansas Republican Senator Garrett Love plans to introduce a bill that would effectively ban abortions after 14 weeks' gestation.
Senator Introduces Four Extreme Bills Attacking Reproductive Rights

Senator Introduces Four Extreme Bills Attacking Reproductive Rights

Senator Vitter from Louisiana last week introduced four bills in the Senate that are all against reproductive choice.
Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA's New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations

Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA’s New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations

Two fraternities at the University of Virginia have declined to sign on to new fraternity regulations put in place after a sexual assault scandal shook the campus.
Today in Herstory: Support Swells for Suffragists

Today in Herstory: Support Swells for Suffragists

January 15, 1917: Reinforcements - and more contributions - for the "Silent Sentinels" today.
In Major Win for Women, President Obama Pushes for Paid Sick Leave

In Major Win for Women, President Obama Pushes for Paid Sick Leave

President Obama has announced his intention to sign a Presidential Memorandum "directing agencies to advance up to six weeks of paid sick leave for parents with a new child," and to grant up to seven paid sick days to federal workers.