BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

The amount of time she has been waiting to be confirmed totals the wait time of the last seven attorney general nominees combined.
We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

As climate change becomes increasingly an important issue, it's also crucial to discuss how climate change disproportionately affects women.
Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

"As a friend, Grace brought love and joy into every interaction and every person she came across.”
One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

In April of 2014, almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It's been one year, and 219 of them are still missing.
March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

Marchers are ending an eight-day journey across 250 miles and five states to deliver anti-profiling and police-force-militarization legislation from New York City to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
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Tell President Obama: Afghan Women and Girls Need Our Continued Support!

Tell President Obama: Afghan Women and Girls Need Our Continued Support!

We must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these courageous women.
This Courageous One-Woman Protest Challenged Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan

This Courageous One-Woman Protest Challenged Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan

Kubra Khademi designed and wore an exaggerated breast and buttock armor in a crowded street of Kabul to condemn violence against women.
Today in Herstory: The Suffragist "Prison Special" Comes to Chicago

Today in Herstory: The Suffragist “Prison Special” Comes to Chicago

March 5, 1919: The special railroad car, chartered by the National Woman's Party, left the nation's capital on February 15th and has given these brave activists a chance to state their case to huge crowds and numerous reporters around the country.
Today in Herstory: DC Court of Appeals Declares Arrests of Suffragists Illegal

Today in Herstory: DC Court of Appeals Declares Arrests of Suffragists Illegal

March 4, 1918: A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested during last year for picketing along the White House fence!
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.
Today in Herstory: Massive Suffrage Parade Takes the Nation's Capital By Storm

Today in Herstory: Massive Suffrage Parade Takes the Nation’s Capital By Storm

March 3, 1913: Any doubts about the courage, dedication, or organizational skills of suffragists that may have existed in the minds of some a few hours ago must certainly lie discarded along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C, tonight.
Nebraska Could Become the Next State With Marriage Equality

Nebraska Could Become the Next State With Marriage Equality

US District Judge Joseph Bataillon ruled Monday morning that Nebraska's same-same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Iranian Activist Wins International Human Rights Award for Hijab Campaign

Iranian Activist Wins International Human Rights Award for Hijab Campaign

Journalist Masih Alinejad was awarded the Women’s Rights Award at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy last week for her activism supporting Iranian women who choose not to cover their heads in a hijab.
Today in Herstory: "Oh Sisters, My Sisters! The Trip is Nearly Done."

Today in Herstory: “Oh Sisters, My Sisters! The Trip is Nearly Done.”

February 27, 1913: The suffrage hikers pushed on toward Washington, D.C., this morning despite rain, mud, hecklers and a growing conflict with the officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits

Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits

In just one week, those tests have led to hundreds of leads
This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault

This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault

Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

February 26, 1913: General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson are advancing again!
If This Bill Passes, Federal Law Will Mandate Consent Education in Public Schools

If This Bill Passes, Federal Law Will Mandate Consent Education in Public Schools

Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change.
President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall

President Obama Pushed for Immigration Reform at a Florida International University Town Hall

Obama spoke largely about his two biggest promises for immigration reform.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

February 25, 1913: Proving that they can be just as bold indoors as on the road, the suffrage hikers descended upon two of Baltimore's most patriarchal institutions on this, the 14th day of their pilgrimage from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.