Gender Mainstreaming Loses Out Under UN Peacekeeping Budget Cuts

In 2017 alone, there has been over $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping budgets—which will result in a marginalization of gender in senior decision-making processes.

The Trump Administration Just Scrapped an Obama-Era Equal Pay Rule

President Trump on Tuesday suspended an Obama-era rule that would have required businesses to report how much they pay workers—broken down by race, gender and ethnicity.

The Latest Victims: On Trump’s Attacks on Transgender Military Personnel

Though transgender individuals are facing an uncertain and potential unjust fate, they’re not the only ones. They’re merely the newest minority group made into political targets.

Women’s Economic Empowerment Hearing Raises Good Questions—But No Simple Answers

Economically empowered women advance not only their own financial futures, but those of their communities and nations.

Confederate Statues Across the Country are Coming Down in the Wake of Charlottesville

The push to preserve Confederate monuments that has become a rallying cry for white supremacists and white nationalists is facing more resistance from activists and lawmakers than ever after a deadly riot unfolded at a protest defending a statue of Robert E. Lee.

Terrorism Recruitment is Being Driven by Bride Prices

Many young, male recruits who are driven to terrorist organizations for financial reasons are actually aspiring to use the money to help themselves and their brothers get married.

Trump Tweets Cartoon of Train Hitting Reporter After Woman is Killed by Car in Charlottesville

This attack on the media comes as less of a surprise than its timing.

Oregon Insurers Are Now Required to Cover All Reproductive Healthcare Costs—Including Abortion

Legislation signed into law today in Oregon requires insurance companies to cover all reproductive healthcare costs and procedures—including abortion—regardless of the patient’s income, citizenship status or gender identity.

There Is Only One Side

As a nation, we must decide where we will stand: on the side of hate and violence or the side of love and equality. If the Trump administration cannot decide which they choose, we will just have to dig in our heels as we fight for ours.

The NAACP Issued a First-of-its-Kind Travel Warning for Missouri

The NAACP this summer released a statement advising people of color against traveling to Missouri in light of recent events in the state and a new “Jim Crow Law” passed by Governor Greitens.

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