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.

Reproductive Justice is Climate Justice: Why I’m Celebrating My IUD This Earth Day

Three years ago, on Earth Day, I became the proud owner of an IUD. The decision wasn’t just a great choice for my own health—it was also a great way to improve my carbon footprint.

Diversity and SNAP Decisions: How Women’s Voices Would Have Built a Better Farm Bill

The House proposal to cut funding for food stamps in the 2018 Farm Bill is fundamentally divorced from the reality and lived experiences of women’s lives. It’s not based upon any true understanding of what it is that women actually need to work. And that’s unsurprising—since a group of white, male members introduced it.

Mike Pompeo Would Put Women and Girls Worldwide at Risk as Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo’s alarming record leaves no doubt that, as the nation’s top diplomat, he will double-down on the Trump Administration’s war on women.

Parkland’s Menstrual Equity Moment

In an unexpected way, a much-mocked solution at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in the wake of a school shooting sparked a conversation around menstrual stigma—redefining the terms of “conceal and carry.”

The 2018 Farm Bill Will Disproportionately Harm Single Mothers

Make no mistake: Those most affected by the harsh proposals in this legislation will be women—specifically single mothers.

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 Political Double-Standards Facing Cynthia Nixon

Why haven’t we seen as many women transition from the spotlight to the debate stage? The research into women candidates illuminates a few reasons.

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