We Heart: The International Day of the Girl Anthems Celebrating Young Feminists Worldwide

Two girl-powered videos are taking the Internet by storm today as feminists around the world celebrate International Day of the Girl.

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.

What Will Come of the First-Ever Convening of Feminist Foreign Ministers?

Canada hosted a historic convening last month of female foreign ministers organized in an effort to cultivate feminist foreign policy that actually sustains lasting change—as opposed to policies that do not spur meaningful action.

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.

Imagining a More Just Supreme Court

If a horizon is the farthest point we can see, then I want to look there and find a Court that is not afraid to get uncomfortable and to wade into the muddy waters.

Students Across California Want Abortion Care on Campus—And They’re Not Done Fighting for It

California Governor Jerry Brown last week vetoed a popular measure that would have expanded abortion access for college students. Students and lawmakers across the state were quick to speak out—and continue rising up.

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. 

Measure for Measure

Crucial state ballot measures are another important reason for feminists to show up at the polls this fall.

A Return to Separate and Unequal: Education Equity is at Stake in the 2018 Elections

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Education Department has been threatened with massive budget cuts, faced repeated risk of wholesale elimination and suffered many smaller blows adding up to significant injury— and students are feeling the pain.

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