We Need Better Data on Gender to Win Victories for Women and Girls Worldwide

Data is essential to achieving the goals expressed by feminist advocates and lawmakers—yet we are still grappling to collect and use data that highlights the unique experiences of women and girls and reveals barriers to gender equality.

These Anti-Abortion Laws are Bad Medicine—And They’re Hurting Women Across the Country

44 states in the U.S. have passed laws undermining women’s access to abortion by mandating burdensome and medically unnecessary requirements. 19 have passed at least five.

The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

More than two-thirds of teenagers work while still in school—and the wage gap starts before they graduate.

How We’re Doing: The Voices of Women of Color are Missing from U.S. Newsrooms

A new report by the Women’s Media Center finds that women of color represent just 7.95 percent of print newsroom staff, 12.6 percent of local TV news staff and 6.2 percent of local radio staff in the U.S.

It’s Official: Abortion is More Regulated Than Any Other Health Care Service

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health confirmed what many reproductive rights advocates have long known: abortion is more regulated and legislated than any other health care service. 

What the Numbers Behind the #MeToo Movement Show Us

When the #MeToo stories began pouring out a few months ago, I thought: now is the time to procure the national data we are lacking on this issue.

Women Now Hold Half of the UN’s Top Leadership Positions

23 of the 44 most senior positions within the U.N., excluding the role of Secretary-General, are now held by women.

Scoring the U.N. Secretary-General’s Feminist Agenda

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged to be a champion for women and girls. Today, the Feminist U.N. Campaign gave his efforts a C+.

When Will The Golden Globes Recognize Women Directors?

The nominees for Best Director—released this week in the midst of a feminist reckoning in Hollywood—are all white and male, continuing a long history of sexism at the Golden Globes.

Why Does the U.S. Rank 22nd Globally on Women’s Wellbeing?

Violence against women and gaps in political representation are among the key factors in where the U.S. stands compared to the rest of the world on gender issues. But improvement is possible.

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