Women Governors are Leading the Charge to End Gun Violence After Parkland

Little action has been taken on the national level to address the glaring issue of gun violence in the U.S.—but the female governors of Rhode Island and Oregon were ready to act.

Immigrant Women Detainees in the UK Are Demanding Better Conditions With a Hunger Strike

“Every day I wake up and I have to think of a reason to go on. I’ve given up thinking about the outside—I’ve given up thinking about it. I feel like I’m in someone’s dungeon and no one is letting me out.”

Well-Intentioned Efforts at “Reform” Have Uniquely Hurt Incarcerated Women

We need more than benign purpose to craft policy. What women are facing now in the criminal justice system is proof.

No Peace Without Women

The newly enacted Women, Peace and Security Act gives women reserved seating at the peace-talk table.

The Trump Administration’s Visa Rules Are an Attack on Immigrant Women

“I wanted to come to the United States so I could start my own career. But now, I am sitting at home, with nothing to do. Every day is like a jail.”

Peacekeeping is a Woman’s Job

Some 17 years after the UN resolution on women, peace and security, women make up just 5 percent of deployed blue helmets. It’s time to find the political will to upend the status quo.

When Sexism is the Difference Between War and Peace

Before Thanksgiving, a committee with a 21:1 male-to-female ratio heard testimony from three men on whether one man should be able to blow up the planet.

Trump’s Trans Military Ban Declared Unconstitutional in District Court

The federal government is currently in the process of reviewing the injunction. In the interim, military protocol will “revert to the status quo”—wherein trans members can serve openly and future admittance is unrestricted. 

Every Jane Doe Deserves Justice

On Wednesday, Jane Doe—an unaccompanied and undocumented minor being held in a Texas-based federal detention center—was finally granted her constitutional access to abortion after a month-long back-and-forth with the Trump administration. But what happened to Doe is not an isolated incident, and her victory hasn’t provided a pathway to a systemic solution to what she faced in detention.

The High Cost of Cash Bail

A movement to revise the bail systems is spreading across the U.S. like wildfire, and women are carrying the torches. 

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