Posts tagged "women’s rights"
Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

Feminist Leaders and Activists Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment

This morning, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) led a solid crowd of Equal Rights Amendment activists and supporters just beyond the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
Strong Support For IVAWA and CEDAW in Senate Hearing

Strong Support For IVAWA and CEDAW in Senate Hearing

Dozens of students, organizations, concerned citizens and U.S. Senators packed the small hearing room in Dirksen early this morning to show support for IVAWA and CEDAW--two critical tools the US hasn't taken action on in years.
Illinois Senate Passes Resolution to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Illinois Senate Passes Resolution to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

With a 39-11 vote, the Illinois Senate voted – by more than the necessary three-fifths margin of elected senators, as required by state law – to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). If it moves forward in the state House, Illinois will become the 36th state to ratify the ERA. “Ratification is not just a hugely...
NYC Council Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

NYC Council Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Employers will now be required to provide reasonable accommodations for a worker's needs related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard

A federal judge ruled Thursday that an anti-abortion extremist's threatening letter to a Wichita, KS Doctor is protected under the First Amendment and does not constitute as "true threat."
DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

The University of Southern California (USC) currently classifies sexual assaults on campus as "injury response," preventing the Los Angeles Police Department from being notified of the attack.
Honor Killing Leaves Unease About Future of Afghan Women's Rights

Honor Killing Leaves Unease About Future of Afghan Women’s Rights

A Mullah has issued fatwa, or religious edict, for the execution of a woman named Halima who has been in hiding since April. Abdul Ghafoor ordered her father to shoot Halima in front of the villagers. According to Tolo News, Halima was accused of her illicit relationship with a man in Kokchail Village of Badghis...
More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

More than Abortion: What We Lose When Clinics Shut Down

Make no mistake: though headlines focus narrowly on only the abortion care provided at these clinics, the regulation of health centers means we're losing much more than one procedure.
Restrictive Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked in Wisconsin

Restrictive Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin law that would require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles the clinic was blocked by a state judge Friday.
Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for "31 Days of Unity"

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together for “31 Days of Unity”

Center for Reproductive Rights joins with reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations in August to urge Congress to take action against extreme attacks on women’s health.
Indiana Relinquishes Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

Indiana Relinquishes Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

After a legal battle that began in 2011, the state of Indiana and Planned Parenthood reached a settlement protecting Medicaid and Medicare funding for the organization.
The Catholic Church Needs Women - And They're Not Alone

The Catholic Church Needs Women – And They’re Not Alone

Ultimately, if we really all are created in God’s image and equal in his eyes, all must be equal in representing him as faithful servants in his church—whichever that may be.
Women's Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks

Women’s Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has voiced concerns that the rights of women in Afghanistan may be compromised in the interest of peace negotiations.
Clear Channel Pulls Radio Ad for Women's Clinic, Claims it is 'Divisive'

Clear Channel Pulls Radio Ad for Women’s Clinic, Claims it is ‘Divisive’

Ads for the recently re-opened South Wind Women's Center in Wichita, KS were recently pulled from a local radio broadcast station owned by Clear Channel citing "decency standards."
Pro-Choice Advocates Protest Restrictive Abortion Bill in North Carolina

Pro-Choice Advocates Protest Restrictive Abortion Bill in North Carolina

Abortion rights advocates in North Carolina are holding two 12-hour vigils to protest a restrictive bill that could close some abortion clinics in the state.
North Carolina Senate Passes Abortion Restrictions

North Carolina Senate Passes Abortion Restrictions

The North Carolina Senate passed SB 353 Thursday in a vote of 31 to 13, moving the bill which restricts abortion from the legislature to the Governor's desk for final approval. SB 353 is the Senate version of theHouse motorcycle safety bill that passed over a week ago. Lawmakers added abortion provisions in at the...
House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Yesterday the House passed an amendment to the 2014 defense appropriations bill that seeks to increase support of military sexual assault victims who have faced separation from the military based on alleged mental disorders.
Teva Pharmaceuticals Gets Exclusive Rights to OTC Emergency Contraception

Teva Pharmaceuticals Gets Exclusive Rights to OTC Emergency Contraception

With the exclusive rights for Teva, the cost-effective versions will still be denied to young girls or those who do not have government issued identification.
Federal Judge Delays Enforcement of Alabama Abortion Law

Federal Judge Delays Enforcement of Alabama Abortion Law

US District Judge Myron Thompson has delayed the implementation of an Alabama law that would severely limit access to abortion services from August 2013 to March 24, 2014. The law, which mandates abortion clinics conform to the same standards as ambulatory care centers and requires doctors to attain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, would eliminate...