Posts tagged "activism"
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
Women from Around the Globe are Imagining Equality. Will You?

Women from Around the Globe are Imagining Equality. Will You?

Imagining Equality promises both engaging and thought provoking artwork, as well as a chance to engage in a global discussion of women’s global equality.
WATCH: Jay Leno, Frances Fisher, Ellie Smeal, and Others Speak Out to #StopTheSultan in Beverly Hills!

WATCH: Jay Leno, Frances Fisher, Ellie Smeal, and Others Speak Out to #StopTheSultan in Beverly Hills!

Couldn't make it to our May 5 rally to #StopTheSultan of Brunei's Taliban-like laws in Beverly Hills? No problem.
Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US

"Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now."
Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

"We want justice and respect for women."
Activist Launches Fundraising Drive to Open Home for Sexual Assault Survivors

Activist Launches Fundraising Drive to Open Home for Sexual Assault Survivors

A Vanderbilt University graduate and sexual violence survivor launched a fundraising drive yesterday to open a home for fellow college-aged survivors in Nashville, Tennessee.
Register at Early Bird Rates for the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference!

Register at Early Bird Rates for the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference!

We’re looking forward to seeing a diverse array of feminists at the conference this year, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating a decade of young feminist action and leadership across the nation.
Fast For Families Calls for Immigration Reform

Fast For Families Calls for Immigration Reform

The fast in Washington, DC is now in its fifteenth day.
Employees Conduct Largest Strike in Walmart History

Employees Conduct Largest Strike in Walmart History

Protesters who went on strike on Thursday night demanded that Walmart pay all of its full-time employees at least $25,000 a year, contending that any amount less than that is not enough to live on.
Women Are The Driving, and Oft Forgotten, Force Behind the Western Sahara's Movement for Independence

Women Are The Driving, and Oft Forgotten, Force Behind the Western Sahara’s Movement for Independence

If there is any coverage in regards to Western Sahara’s struggle for independence, women are, more often than not, left out of the conversation - yet it is women in Western Sahara who are leading and playing a large role in the movement.
Indian Women's Rights Activists Arrested

Indian Women’s Rights Activists Arrested

Police arrested and detained 13 women's rights activists Thursday after anti-rape protests swelled in West Bengal, India.
Pussy Riot Documentary Premieres Tonight

Pussy Riot Documentary Premieres Tonight

The story of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot will come to life tonight in the HBO documentary "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer."
Remember in November: Scenes from We Are Woman Rally

Remember in November: Scenes from We Are Woman Rally

The video that inspired the founding of the group We Are Woman is titled “We are Warriors,” and as the the national rally for women’s rights that the group organized came to a close last Saturday in Washington, D.C., the members of We Are Woman did indeed feel like warriors. Saturday’s rally attracted more than...
Chick-Fil-A: Would You Like a Side of Homophobia and Misogyny with that Chicken Sandwich?

Chick-Fil-A: Would You Like a Side of Homophobia and Misogyny with that Chicken Sandwich?

This week, you may have heard that Chick-Fil-A doesn’t like gay people. In fact, you may have heard that Chick-Fil-A dislikes gay people so much that they donate millions of dollars to anti-gay rights organizations. When COO Dan Cathy was asked about these anti-gay feelings and these large sums of money in a recent interview, he...
Stand Up, Fight Back!: Unite Against the War on Women

Stand Up, Fight Back!: Unite Against the War on Women

by Kristen Schuetz “What do we do when women’s rights are under attack? Stand up, fight back!” That was the call that rang through downtown Los Angeles last Saturday, April 28, in protest against the ever-present War On Women, which has dragged on since Congress’ introduction of the “let women die” bill in early 2011....