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Egyptian Court Sentences Doctor In Female Genital Mutilation Case

Egyptian Court Sentences Doctor In Female Genital Mutilation Case

This is the first time a doctor has been convicted in Egypt of this crime.
#HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality

#HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality

The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support

House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support

House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week  ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill. The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but instead was pulled late last night after Republican House representatives Rene...
BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
This Year's State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

This Year’s State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history.
Activists Petition Tennessee General Assembly to Protect Access to Reproductive Health

Activists Petition Tennessee General Assembly to Protect Access to Reproductive Health

A slew of abortion restrictions are now on the table in Tennessee following the passage of Amendment 1 in November.
Louisiana Activists Fight Proposed Restrictions on Abortion Providers

Louisiana Activists Fight Proposed Restrictions on Abortion Providers

The regulations restrict a clinic’s ability to operate and provide clinics with little ability to adapt to unforeseen changes and circumstances - and what's more troubling, they could cause confidentiality issues for both patients and staff.
Kansas Lawmaker Plans to Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban in State Legislature

Kansas Lawmaker Plans to Introduce 14-Week Abortion Ban in State Legislature

Kansas Republican Senator Garrett Love plans to introduce a bill that would effectively ban abortions after 14 weeks' gestation.
Senator Introduces Four Extreme Bills Attacking Reproductive Rights

Senator Introduces Four Extreme Bills Attacking Reproductive Rights

Senator Vitter from Louisiana last week introduced four bills in the Senate that are all against reproductive choice.
Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA's New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations

Two Fraternities Refuse to Comply With UVA’s New Anti-Sexual Assault Regulations

Two fraternities at the University of Virginia have declined to sign on to new fraternity regulations put in place after a sexual assault scandal shook the campus.
In Major Win for Women, President Obama Pushes for Paid Sick Leave

In Major Win for Women, President Obama Pushes for Paid Sick Leave

President Obama has announced his intention to sign a Presidential Memorandum "directing agencies to advance up to six weeks of paid sick leave for parents with a new child," and to grant up to seven paid sick days to federal workers.
Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade's Anniversary

Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary

Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election

A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election

Morrissey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor last month due to an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old, and in the face of felony charges for possession of child pornography, indecent liberties with a minor, and electronic solicitation of a minor.
Catholic Cardinal Blames Radical Feminists for Pedophilia

Catholic Cardinal Blames Radical Feminists for Pedophilia

The former archbishop of St. Louis has blamed the pedophilia scandals within the Catholic church on men who are "feminized" and on "radical feminism."
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.
Ontario to Include Consent in Updated Sex Education Curriculum

Ontario to Include Consent in Updated Sex Education Curriculum

Thanks to a request from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Canadian province will now include teaching consent in its sex-education curriculum.
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.