Posts tagged "women of color"

House Considers Bill that Stigmatizes Women of Color In Order To Restrict Abortion Access

The House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, chaired by Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ), is holding hearings today on the so-called Prenatal Discrimination Act (PRENDA), a underhanded attempt to restrict access to abortion for women of color.

Private Funding Initiatives For Women and Girls Announced at White House Summit

On Friday, the White House's Council on Women and Girls hosted a day-long summit focused on advancing equity and elevating the status of women and girls in the United States. The Summit also served as a venue for institutions to announce new privately-funded initiatives focusing on women and girls.
Outrage Over Footage of Officer Assaulting Black Student in South Carolina High School

Outrage Over Footage of Officer Assaulting Black Student in South Carolina High School

An outpouring of national outrage has followed footage of Deputy Ben Fields attacking a female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina for allegedly refusing to leave her the classroom.
Kabul University to Open First Gender Studies Program in Afghanistan

Kabul University to Open First Gender Studies Program in Afghanistan

Kabul University just launched its first Gender and Women’s studies graduate program, the first of its kind in all of Afghanistan. The two-year program is another important step for Afghan women in achieving equality and increasing opportunity. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the mission of this program is “to create a platform...
Activists Rally for Latina Equal Pay Day

Activists Rally for Latina Equal Pay Day

Latina women on average have to wait 10 months into the calendar year to be paid the same as white men in the previous year.
31 Alabama DMVs Close, But Photo ID Still Required to Vote

31 Alabama DMVs Close, But Photo ID Still Required to Vote

Congresswoman Terri Sewell is calling the closure of DMVs in mostly poor, African-American regions of Alabama- effectively cutting off access to obtaining voter ID- "unacceptable."
World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit

World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit

On the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met with the UN to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
New Data Reveals Slow Progress For Women in Global Leadership

New Data Reveals Slow Progress For Women in Global Leadership

On anniversary of United Nations’ resolution, new data shows that most countries are far behind on their goals for women in positions of global leadership.
Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target is to pay millions after a lawsuit against the store for discriminating against women and African American job applicants.
Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus

Claims Against Planned Parenthood Repeatedly Proven Bogus

Five states have now concluded investigations into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and every single investigation has concluded no wrongdoing. These investigations were stimulated by highly doctored and deceptive videos falsely claiming PPFA has been selling fetal tissue. State agency representatives from Georgia, South Dakota, Florida, Indiana, and Massachusetts have independently confirmed that all...
Nation’s “Strongest Equal Pay Law” Set to Pass in California

Nation’s “Strongest Equal Pay Law” Set to Pass in California

California Governor Jerry Brown has said he will sign the nation's strongest equal pay law once it reaches his desk.
Chicago Activists Continue Hunger Strike to Save Predominately Black Public High School

Chicago Activists Continue Hunger Strike to Save Predominately Black Public High School

Chicago residents have entered the second week of their hunger strike protesting the closure of Dyett High School.
Los Angeles Mayor Announces Model Gender Equity Directive

Los Angeles Mayor Announces Model Gender Equity Directive

“Gender equity must permeate every level of City operations—as leaders, employers, and service providers,” the unparalleled directive reads.
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Overtime, Minimum Wage for Home-Care Workers

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Overtime, Minimum Wage for Home-Care Workers

Home care workers have protections for minimum wage and overtime pay, a federal appeals court decided on Friday.
The Feminist Majority Foundation Remembers Julian Bond

The Feminist Majority Foundation Remembers Julian Bond

Civil rights iconic leader Julian Bond passed away this weekend, leaving behind a legacy of inclusion and activism.
White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official

White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has made history this morning when President Obama appointed her to serve as an official in the White House.
Four States Have Now Defunded Planned Parenthood

Four States Have Now Defunded Planned Parenthood

As investigations in the Planned Parenthood fall flat, anti-choice Republican legislators are moving to pull funding at a state level.
Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

"I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do," Charnesia Corley said about a forced body-cavity search following a traffic stop in which a Texas deputy claimed he smelled marijuana.
This Year's Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice

This Year’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice

This year’s theme of “Fighting for Economic and Reproductive Justice” lies at the intersection of economics and the Latina community.
Viola Davis and Taraji Henson Make Emmy History

Viola Davis and Taraji Henson Make Emmy History

This past weekend, two African American women were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in the same year for the first time in Emmy history.