A vote to eliminate all federal funding to the national organization fell short of the votes necessary for such an action.
President Assures There Will Be Justice for Farkhunda in Afghanistan Following Outcry by Women’s Rights Leaders
Leaders were outraged last week when the Appeals Court of Afghanistan reversed the death penalties issued in the murder case of Farkhunda, who was killed by an angry mob in March.
Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky, and Diana DeGette today introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act, which would lift restrictions on health insurance coverage for abortion.
July 7, 1920: To the surprise of many long-time suffragists and veteran political observers, it's starting to look as if it may be Democrats, not Republicans, who will be responsible for the final step needed to put woman suffrage into the Constitution.
July 6, 1917: Three days in jail was the sentence Judge Mullowney reluctantly imposed today in Washington, D.C.'s Police Court on eleven of the suffragists who took part in a "Silent Sentinel" picketing of the White House on July 4th.
The First Lady delivered an inspiring speech promoting girls’ education earlier this month at London’s Mulberry School.
California legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault and educating high school students on healthy relationships is poised to become law, as it passed the California Assembly Education Committee last week.
Despite national and international celebration, disparities in coverage, respect, and pay still linger between women’s and men’s soccer teams.
Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum.
President Obama is proposing a plan this week to broaden overtime pay that is expected to affect millions of Americans in the working class, especially women.
A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg this morning, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, allowing the use of independent state commissions to draw federal congressional districts and taking that power away from the state legislature.
On June 27 at about 6:30 AM, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole at South Carolina’s Statehouse and removed the confederate flag.
The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today to put a temporary hold on a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that would have closed all but 9 of the state’s abortion clinics in Texas. The order from the Supreme Court comes in response to an emergency request filed by women’s health care providers on...
It was a moment in time that I will remember for the rest of my life. It was the kind of joy you experience deep in your chest. But what I’m really going to remember is how close it was.
The nation is remembering the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church mass shooting this week, as President Obama gave an unforgettable eulogy for State Senate Reverend Clementa Pinckney.