Modern HERstory: Five Trailblazing Women and Girls Leading the Fight for Equality Worldwide

Despite making huge contributions to the liberation movements of the last century and today, these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated. These are their stories.

The Ms. Q&A: Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova Wants You to Read and Riot

Nadya Tolokonnikova is no stranger to speaking out. Ms. caught up with the internationally-renowned feminist firebrand to talk about her latest book, what she’s fighting for and her own revolution from within.

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.

We Heart: The #MeToo Movement’s Love Letter to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

“We will be grateful forever to you, Dr. Ford. You’ll see our gratitude in our straightened spines. You’ll see it when we march, when we walk out, when we show up. You’ll see it in the voting lines that go on forever. You’ll see it when you read our names on ballots. You’ll hear it in our reawakened voices. You’ll feel it in our strengthened siblinghood.”

Women Are Not Safe on Rikers Island

Women detained at Rikers are not safe. Neither are the women who visit or the women who work there.

Bringing Women to the Front of NATO’s Critical Work for International Security

Under Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller’s leadership, NATO has redoubled efforts to integrate women’s perspectives and participation.

Peace Heroes: Why Nancy Yammout Met with Extremists in Lebanese Prisons

Lebanon’s prison cells are home to many extremists. Nancy Yammout and her sister, Maya, decided to reach out to them and see if they could be convinced to move away from their radical and violent pasts. 

Four Ways Certainty, Conviction and Anger Can Power Your Voice

Sitting on the sidelines or keeping quiet were not options for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or professor Anita Hill. A strong motivating force, a sense of obligation or civic duty, propelled them to speak out. That same inner motivation can drive you forward. You can use it to speak out for what you believe in and to push back against bias, exploitation and hate.

#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.

How to #CancelKavanaugh in Three Easy Steps

Don’t stop fighting. We are the majority, and we can still win this thing.

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