The Ms. Q&A: Chessy Prout is Reclaiming Her Narrative—as a Survivor and an Activist

“I just remember wanting to be a lighthouse for survivors—for people, for boys and girls in my school who were looking to stand up and fight back against this sort of rape culture that exists in so many places. I wanted to be the person that they could come to and say: ‘How can I help? How can I stand up? Let’s fight this together.'”

This Week in Women: It’s Long Past Time We Took Gender-Based Crimes More Seriously

An Islamist in Mali is being tried by the International Criminal Court in a “groundbreaking case” for forcing hundreds of women into sexual slavery. Meanwhile, Trump is going the other direction.

Speaking Out Against the Systematic Violence Facing Rohingya Women and Girls

Razia Sultana made history Monday as the first Rohingya to ever brief the United Nations Security Council, speaking on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at its Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Women in Italy are Demanding a #MeToo Moment

Women took to the streets in 40 cities all over Italy last month with a clear warning for the patriarchy.

Girls in India Aren’t Feeling the Impacts Recent Legal Victories on the Ground

Last year, India’s highest court ruled that sex with a child was always rape, closing child marriage loopholes in their age of consent laws. Victory celebrations ensued around the world—but reports from India reveal that the ruling has been difficult to enforce at the community level.

The Ms. Q&A: Esta Soler Shatters Silence to Build Futures Without Violence

Esta Soler’s journey began with a minuscule desk in the DA’s office and a single seat at San Francisco General Hospital. In time, she would go on to redefine—and re-imagine—the fight to end domestic violence worldwide.

This Week in Women: Violence Against Women Hurts Communities Around the World

Where domestic violence and violence against police intersect, India’s “acute national shame” over a muted response to rape and a staggering number of sexual assault complaints from immigrant detainees made headlines this week.

Feeling Guilty About #MeToo? Three Ways Men Can Do Something About It

The answer to #MeToo is not for men to hide their heads in the sand. Retreating to the sidelines of these conversations is not going to get us anywhere. Men are the missing link to addressing these problems—and these are the strategies they can use to help women fight back.

Lilly Ledbetter’s #MeToo Story

In a piece for the New York Times published today to mark Equal Pay Day, Lilly Ledbetter connects the dots between the #MeToo movement and the fight for equal pay.

The Ms. Q&A: Vanessa Mendoza Cortés is Demanding a Better Future for Women in Andorra

Described as “Andorra’s pasionaria” in a country where activism is uncommon, Vanessa Mendoza Cortés does not shy away from broaching sensitive subjects—and demanding a better future for women.

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