Feminists in India Built a “Women’s Wall” to Fight Patriarchy

Women in India kicked off the new year with a call for equality, coming together to stand arm-in-arm as part of a historic protest.

The Ms. Q&A: How Rita Dragonette Came of Conscience

We talked to the author of “The Fourteenth of September” about the relevance of her Vietnam-era story in the age of Trump, today’s rising youth activists and how sexism takes shape in anti-war movements.

Closer to True Cost: How Sexual Harassment Impacts Workers and Businesses

Sexual harassment in the workplace can have serious financial and personal costs not only for workers, but for the businesses and brands that employ them.

We Heart: The Foreign Affairs Experts Bridging Feminist Theory and Practice

Women’s participation has been proven to lead to more sustainable peace agreements and better social outcomes in conflict resolution, but women around the world still lack seats at the peace-making table. Enter Peace Science Digest’s special issue on gender and conflict.

In the Age of Trump, Immigrant Survivors are Seeking Safety Underground

Latina women in the U.S. are taking the #MeToo movement home—and opening their doors to immigrant survivors of domestic abuse. As the Trump administration escalates attacks on their communities, the refuge these women provide has become ever more critical.

#CancelKavanaugh Continues: Sexual Assault Survivors Aren’t Done Rising Up

Regardless of how this fight ends, feminists have made clear that they’re not going silently into the night. Activists around the country will continue to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination tonight and tomorrow.

Chilean Feminist Politician Michelle Bachelet Assumes Post as UN Human Rights Chief

Michelle Bachelet—the boundary-breaking former president of Chile, under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women—is now stepping into a new role in the world of global politics as the UN’s high commissioner for human rights. 

Creating Safe Spaces for Girls in Rural Niger

Seventy-six percent of girls in Niger are married before the age of 18.  Only 14 percent are enrolled in secondary school. Together, these two stark statistics shed immense light on the conditions shaping the lives of girls in the nation—and provide a blueprint for how to empower them.

Empowering Girls to Recognize Their Boundless Brilliance

What do you do when you’re faced with the knowledge that even young children have internalized the kinds of sexist notions that hold girls back? If you’re Audrey Shawley, you roll up your sleeves, grab your female friends and get to work smashing those preconceptions.

What Ranked Choice Voting Means for Feminist Candidates

Ranked choice voting provides an opportunity for a wider variety of candidates—and voters—to make the political victories they want to see in their communities possible.

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