This Week in Women: Calling Out Sex Abuse in the Church and the Classroom

It’s hard to believe that sexual asceticism and celibacy rules have nothing to do with what’s going on in the Church—along with a perverted male toxicity whose outlet isn’t in machismo, but rather shame, deviance and exploitation.

Humanae Vitae and a Half-Century of Harm to Women Around the World

Next week, the Vatican will open the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland—just one month after the ominous anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the Vatican policy banning birth control. While the hierarchy “celebrates” 50 years of Humanae Vitae, a ban that has caused half a century of harm to the world’s poorest communities, and as we […]

What Women Want in Amsterdam (and Around the World)

I interviewed hundreds of women at the 22nd Annual AIDS Conference in Amsterdam—and discovered that, no matter where they are from, women everywhere want the same, universal things.

Claiming Public Space for Girls on International Youth Day

In 2015, UN Women declared public space to be “a social good, which should be safe, accessible, inclusive and available for all,” though many youth do not enjoy such accessibility. This is especially true for young women.

This Week in Women: Taking Steps Toward Gender Parity in Politics Worldwide

Tuesday’s primaries broke the record for the number of women who have secured a major party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives. In Argentina, a disappointing vote on abortion was still a milestone for women.

Street Harassment Still Happens—But It’s Becoming Less Socially Acceptable

Laws signal what is okay—and what is not. That’s why laws against street harassment matter, and it’s why new laws in France and the U.S. show promise for a future without public abuse of women.

From Hope to Destitution: Life Inside Egypt’s Women-Only Village

Al Samaha was meant to provide the women residing within it with a rare space to be self-reliant—but an attempt to create a haven for women exiled for their lack of male guardianship has become a prison for its residents. 

Child Marriage Isn’t Just Happening “Over There”

Child marriage affects 650 million women and 150 million men worldwide—including the United States and Europe. That’s one girl every 23 seconds.

What Women Want in India

The current global What Women Want campaign has roots in India—where advocates realized women’s voices were missing from their work to improve maternal healthcare and deliberately sought them out.

Meet the Young Feminists Fighting Sexual Harassment in Canadian Politics

Sexual harassment and abuse are pushing women out of Canadian politics. A new group headed up by young women hopes to change the culture in order to keep them there.

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