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Charities Dedicated to Women and Girls Receive Only 1.6% of All Donations, Study Finds

A new report finds that American philanthropic support dwindles when it comes to nonprofits dedicated to addressing breast cancer, women’s entrepreneurship, domestic violence and childhood malnutrition — all primarily women’s issues. According to a comprehensive report released Thursday from the Women and Girls Institute, Americans gave $6.3 billion to nonprofits focused on women and girls...

World’s First Vagina Museum Opening in London

The world’s first vagina museum is opening in London this November, hoping to educate about and break the stigma around vaginas. The vagina museum will feature all different types of art forms that “spread the message that there is nothing shameful or offensive about vaginas or vulvas” including art, plays, workshops, and comedy nights. The...

Sandy Hook Promise Releases Another Haunting Video about Gun Violence in Schools

The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization led by the families of the Sandy Hook primary school, released another heart-wrenching video about gun violence in schools. This new video titled “Back to School Essentials” shows elementary school kids showing the new school supplies they got for the school year in the midst of a shooting....

Hasbro ‘Ms. Monopoly’ Game Meant to Celebrate Women is Met with Criticism

In the midst of the real world gender-pay-gap battle, Hasbro is releasing a new version of Monopoly where women are celebrated for our achievements and paid more than men. Beyond shifting the gender-pay-gap, the original game’s famous properties have been replaced with innovations created by women, and instead of building houses, players build corporate headquarters....

Former Lowell Correctional Institution Inmates Protest after Woman is Brutally Beaten

Two weeks after guards at Lowell Correctional Institution — the largest women’s prison in Florida and the second largest in the nation — brutally beat a woman with mental and physical disabilities, former inmates from the women’s prison protested the inhumane prison conditions they have experienced for more than a decade, including physical and sexual...

Arizona Teachers Strike to Protest Low Wages and Funding Cuts

Yesterday, Arizona teachers successfully ended their five day walkout after the Governor signed a plan giving educators a 19 percent pay raise. 

Reproductive Justice and Immigrant Rights Activist Detained by ICE Granted Bond

In March, Alejandra Pablos was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) and was held in the Eloy Detention Center in Arizon for 43 days. Alejandra traveled to Arizona from Virginia for a scheduled check-in with ICE where she was subsequently detained. On April 19, Alejandra was released from the Eloy Detention Center after a...

Trump Administration Issues Indefinite Travel Ban

On September 24 the Trump administration announced its latest version of the travel ban. In the newest form of the administration’s already controversial travel ban, there are new constraints on travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen on entering the United States.

Today is National Voter Registration Day

Today, September 26, is National Voter Registration Day. First celebrated in 2012, National Voter Registration Day serves to raise awareness about voter registration deadlines so that all eligible voters are able to participate in upcoming elections.

Prominent North Carolina Civil Rights Center Banned from Engaging in Civil Rights Litigation

In a 24-3 vote last week, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors (BOG), which determines the rules and regulations for the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, barred the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights from engaging in civil rights litigation for minority and low-income communities. The UNC Center...

Trump Administration Set To End DACA Immigration Program

President Trump has reportedly decided to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, as soon as Friday. Implemented under President Barack Obama, DACA is a two year, renewable program for undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors. Immigrant rights activists say the DACA program has improved the lives of thousands...
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."
Circuit Court Denies Anti-Choice Extremist’s Appeal Over Threatening Letter

Circuit Court Denies Anti-Choice Extremist’s Appeal Over Threatening Letter

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a petition to revise its previous ruling that Angel Dillard, an anti-abortion extremist, must stand trial for a threatening letter she sent to a Kansas doctor in 2011.
Target to Stop Gender-Based Toy Signage

Target to Stop Gender-Based Toy Signage

Target announced on Friday that it will be discontinuing the practice of dividing toy sections into "boys" and "girls" toys, instead calling these sections "kids."
Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland's mother filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday claiming that Bland should never have been arrested and blaming Texas officials for her death.
Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

In a well-received speech at the City Club of Cleveland today, Katherine Spillar, Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation urged Cleveland city officials to dramatically increase the hiring of women police officers as a way to decrease police brutality incidents.
We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

As climate change becomes increasingly an important issue, it's also crucial to discuss how climate change disproportionately affects women.
Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn't Over

Obama Just Vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, But The Fight Isn’t Over

While the veto has stopped pipeline construction from being forced through legislation, the project is going back to review in the State Department, where it has been for the past six years.
FCC Chairman Proposes Strongest-Ever Open Internet Protections

FCC Chairman Proposes Strongest-Ever Open Internet Protections

"My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone's permission."
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."