Five #MeToo Moments That Expanded the Movement in 2018

#FeministsRiseUp. #TakeBackTheWorkplace. #MeTooMcDonalds. Time’s Up, across sectors and for abusers everywhere—and these hashtags proved it in 2018.

The Ms. Q&A: Extremism Won’t Stop Rafida Ahmed Bonya’s Secular Feminism

Rafida Ahmed Bonya’s story resembles that of the mythical bird the Phoenix. In February 2015, Bonya and her husband, Avijit Roy, were violently attacked by Islamic terrorists while they were visiting their native Bangladesh. Her husband didn’t survive; Bonya got back to the U.S. with severe injuries, a sliced-off thumb and gnawing memories of the […]

Stories from the Witch Hunt

Handmaids. Witches. Comedians and musicians. These were not your standard #MeToo stories. This was The Witch Hunt, a variety show inspired by the #MeToo movement.

Home is the Most Dangerous Place for Women Around the World

According to new findings from the UN, 58 percent of 87,000 recorded female homicides from 2017 were committed by intimate partners or family members.

Calls to Action from the Intersections of Racial and Gender Justice

All photos copyright YWCA / Michael Rodriguez. Jasmine Richards was born and raised amongst gang violence, but her life was changed after seeing the protests in the wake of the Ferguson police killing of Mike Brown. That year, she founded Black Lives Matter Pasadena and emerged as a powerful organizer, activist and a voice for young people […]

Sahle-Work Zewde Just Became Ethiopia’s First Female President

Zewde is now the only woman to hold such a post across the continent of Africa.

We Heart: The New Initiative Empowering Couples Who Say “I Do” to Help Girls Say “I Don’t”

Couples tying the knot in the U.S. can now do their part to save children from forced marriages around the world—simply by purchasing and registering for the products and wedding experiences they want and need. 

What Nadia Murad’s Nobel Peace Prize Means for War-Time Rape Survivors Around the World

Amal Clooney has remarked that Nadia Murad defied the labels life gave her—orphan, rape victim, refugee, slave—and instead created new ones—among them survivor, leader, advocate and author. Now, she has garnered one more: Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

#CancelKavanaugh: Survivors in Los Angeles Spoke Out in Support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

A large crowd gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall Friday as part of a nationwide day of action that followed in the wake of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing mounting allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct, to the Supreme Court. When the […]

Feminists Aren’t Done Fighting Back Against Rape in the World’s Most Dangerous Country for Women

India has been declared the most dangerous country for women in the world—and though government agents are pushing back on the decision, women’s rights activists are pushing on in their fight to end the epidemic of sexual assault there that continues to draw international headlines.

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