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Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan's Unity Government

Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan’s Unity Government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah announced 25 nominees for the Afghan cabinet yesterday.
Boko Haram's "Deadliest Massacre" Kills Thousands in Nigeria

Boko Haram’s “Deadliest Massacre” Kills Thousands in Nigeria

The majority of those killed were women, children, and the elderly who could not flee quickly enough.
The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Were Full of Feminist Moments

The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Were Full of Feminist Moments

From Masters of Ceremony Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to recognizing the show “Transparent," these were the feminist moments of this year's Golden Globes.
US Receives "C" Grade On Reproductive Rights

US Receives “C” Grade On Reproductive Rights

While the US overall grade is a C, 15 states failed outright.
Trans People Can No Longer Obtain Driver's Licenses in Russia

Trans People Can No Longer Obtain Driver’s Licenses in Russia

The new regulations put trans folks and anyone suffering from "fetishism, exhibitionism, and voyeurism" among those with primarily physical impairments such as blindness who are barred from driving.
Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

With Texas on the verge of shutting down all but 8 of the state’s abortion clinics, activists are taking up a new method to increase access to clinics.
Feminists Fight Back Against Slew of Abortion Restrictions in Tennessee

Feminists Fight Back Against Slew of Abortion Restrictions in Tennessee

The Women's March on Nashville will take place on Tuesday - the same day state legislators will be sworn in and have filed to take up various abortion restrictions.
House Republicans Push National 20-Week Abortion Ban on First Day Back in Congress

House Republicans Push National 20-Week Abortion Ban on First Day Back in Congress

When the 114th Congress came together for their first session, two legislators in the House of Representatives re-introduced a nationwide 20-week abortion ban.
Officials Say NAACP Bombing "Was Caused Deliberately"

Officials Say NAACP Bombing “Was Caused Deliberately”

FBI officials said the explosion on Wednesday morning “was caused deliberately.”
Washington, DC Breaks Barriers for Women

Washington, DC Breaks Barriers for Women

Washington, DC is led by a trio of women, two of whom are women of color, making it the only city in the US where the mayor, chief of police, and school chancellor are all women.
Transgender Woman Elected Mayor in India

Transgender Woman Elected Mayor in India

On Sunday, independent candidate Madhu Kinnar was elected mayor over Mahaveer Guruji of the popular Bharatiya Janata Party by more than 4,500 votes.
Avalanche of Right-Wing Legislation Expected in Republican States

Avalanche of Right-Wing Legislation Expected in Republican States

The 24 states where Republicans now hold total control are planning a “juggernaut of conservative legislation” that could especially impact women’s access to reproductive health.
More Women Agents at the Border Could Mitigate Sexual Assault Crisis

More Women Agents at the Border Could Mitigate Sexual Assault Crisis

Following rampant accusations of sexual assault and harassment of female migrants, Customs and Border Protection is looking to boost the number of female agents on staff.
Little League Star Mo'ne Davis Honored by AP and Sports Illustrated

Little League Star Mo’ne Davis Honored by AP and Sports Illustrated

Mo'ne Davis is the AP's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year.
Sex Segregation is On the Rise in America's Public Schools

Sex Segregation is On the Rise in America’s Public Schools

Deliberate sex segregation is on the rise in public K-12 classrooms across the country, despite evidence that it is often illegal and educationally unsound.
Fate of 15-Foot Buffer Zone On Hold in Pittsburgh

Fate of 15-Foot Buffer Zone On Hold in Pittsburgh

The fate of a 15-foot buffer zone in Pittsburgh could be determined by a federal judge if city lawyers and anti-abortion protesters don't come to an agreement first.
McDonald's Responsible for 86 Cases of Misconduct Against Workers

McDonald’s Responsible for 86 Cases of Misconduct Against Workers

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled Friday that the McDonald’s corporation is responsible for several dozen complaints of retaliatory conduct against workers fighting for job improvements. Since November 2012, 291 charges have been filed against McDonald’s franchisees. Of that number, the NLRB said it found 86 cases of unlawful conduct which included firings, reduced hours, threats, surveillance,...
DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill

DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill

Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced by DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large), just ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of for-profit retail chain Hobby Lobby this...
Obama's Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History

Obama’s Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History

Obama's confirmed nominees to the federal bench are 42 percent women, 19 percent African-American, 11 percent Hispanic, and 11 percent openly gay men or lesbian women, making this the most diverse group of judges in history.
American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney

American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney

Six months after retail store American Apparel fired its chief executive Dov Charney, the company has hired retail executive Paula Schneider as a replacement.