Sign the Card and Thank an Abortion Provider!

Sign the Card and Thank an Abortion Provider!

Today is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, and we want to put the spotlight on the courageous doctors and staff working hard despite continual threats.
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.
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.
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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.
Today in Herstory: Contraception Advocate Margaret Sanger is Now in Prison

Today in Herstory: Contraception Advocate Margaret Sanger is Now in Prison

February 5, 1917: Margaret Sanger is in Brooklyn's Raymond Street Jail tonight, beginning a 30-day sentence for the "crime" of giving out birth control information.
Black Girls Matter: New Report Exposes Gendered and Racial Disparities in Education Too Often Erased

Black Girls Matter: New Report Exposes Gendered and Racial Disparities in Education Too Often Erased

A new report outlines the obstacles facing Black girls in America's school systems - and demands that advocate, policymakers, and educators do better to foster safe spaces for Black girls to learn and grow.
FCC Chairman Proposes Strongest-Ever Open Internet Protections

FCC Chairman Proposes Strongest-Ever Open Internet Protections

"My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone's permission."
Women in Afghanistan Protest Lack of Representation in Cabinet

Women in Afghanistan Protest Lack of Representation in Cabinet

Women activists and civil society groups therefore walked the streets of Kabul yesterday, demanding that women’s voices be represented within the country’s cabinet.
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."