Twenty-five activists were arrested in front of the White House on Tuesday. The Action was to urge President Biden to use his influence with the Senate to garner the votes needed for passage of the Voting Rights Act or to end the Filibuster. The activists were demonstrating for Voting Rights and demanding that Congress “fix […]
Tens of Thousands of People Rally for Abortion Justice in DC and Throughout the US
Tens of thousands of protesters marched in DC on Saturday to protest Texas’s SB8, a recently passed law that bans 85% of abortions and gives private citizens the power to sue anyone who provides financial or logistical assistance to someone in getting an abortion. Washington, DC’s march started at Freedom Plaza, and marchers walked over […]
Thousands of Protesters March to Demand Abortion Rights Across Latin America
In several Latin American countries, thousands of people marched for the right to safe and legal abortion on Tuesday, marking International Safe Abortion Day. Large groups of people marched to protest the restrictive and severely punitive abortion laws in many Latin American countries. Protesters held up signs with the slogans, “legal abortion for health and […]
15,000 ERA Supporters Urge Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to End the Filibuster
This piece was written by Aviva Dove-Viebahn for Ms. magazine. In the sweltering heat of a midday desert sun, a delegation of women’s rights activists and leaders gathered in front of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Phoenix field office. Their goal? To deliver thousands of letters, postcards and petitions from Arizona and across the country imploring the senator to align […]
Thousands Rally at Texas State Capitol to Protest Voting Restrictions
Thousands of people marched on the Texas State Capitol Saturday to protest the state’s recent restrictive voting laws. The Capitol rally was the culmination of a four-day-long march for voting rights. The 27-mile march from Georgetown, Texas to Austin began on Wednesday and ended Saturday at the State Capitol. It was spearheaded by two civil […]
Black Voters Matter End Freedom Ride in DC
On Saturday, advocacy organization Black Voters Matter gathered in D.C. with other political advocacy organizations to demonstrate and garner support for voting rights. The goals of the rally, which was held in front of the Capitol building, included passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, passing the For the People Act, and granting Statehood to […]
Argentinian Abortion Rights Activists Make Progress with New Bill
President Alberto Fernández is expected to put forward a bill to legalize abortion in Argentina when the legislative session opens on March 1. The bill would be a victory for the country’s abortion rights activists who began a grassroots movement in 2018 to push for a legalization bill. Fernández made abortion access a focus of […]
Linda Fairstein Resigned from Vassar’s Board of Trustees for Involvement in Central Park Five’s Conviction
Linda Fairstein, former prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, formally resigned from Vassar College’s Board of Trustees this week because of a widely circulated petition calling for her removal due to her involvement with the case of the Central Park Five, a heavily racialized 1989 court case that resulted in the wrongful conviction of […]
Temporary Release Granted to Saudi Arabian Women’s Rights Activists
Three of eleven women’s rights activists arrested for human rights work in Saudi Arabia have been temporarily released from prison following a bail hearing on Thursday. More are expected to be released this Sunday but the Saudi Arabian media says that these releases are on a temporary basis. Eleven women were on trial in Saudi Arabia […]
Reproductive Justice and Immigrant Rights Activist to be Deported
Reproductive justice and immigrant rights activist Alejandra Pablos has been denied asylum and ordered to be deported by an immigration judge in Tucson, Arizona. Alejandra has lived in the United States almost her entire life and has been fighting deportation for eight years. Advocates are now calling on Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to pardon Alejandra. […]
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.
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.
Help Protect the Last Abortion Clinic in Montgomery, Alabama!
Alabama’s Reproductive Health Services clinic – the only abortion clinic left in Montgomery, Alabama – needs your help to pay for security improvements and additional security costs.
National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day is More Important Than Ever
With clinic violence on the rise as well as legislative attacks against clinics nation-wide, celebrating abortion clinics and care providers is paramount.
Obama Administration Announces Global Initiative for Girls’ Education
Let Girls Learn will build on investments the US already has made in global primary school education and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education.
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson
The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
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.
WATCH: Jay Leno, Frances Fisher, Ellie Smeal, and Others Speak Out to #StopTheSultan in Beverly Hills!
Couldn’t make it to our May 5 rally to #StopTheSultan of Brunei’s Taliban-like laws in Beverly Hills? No problem.
Protestors Fight For #Not1More Deportation Across the US
“Immigration reform has been stalled, and we need action now. Not in three months, not review. We need it now.”
Activist Launches Fundraising Drive to Open Home for Sexual Assault Survivors
A Vanderbilt University graduate and sexual violence survivor launched a fundraising drive yesterday to open a home for fellow college-aged survivors in Nashville, Tennessee.