Family Court and the Catholic Church: Shattering the Last Taboos for Institutions That Fail our Children

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday; survivors can attest to the pain and trauma that lasts them a lifetime. The health cost to our society is in the billions of dollars annually. Yet the most egregious injustices against child sex abuse survivors happen each day in family courts.

Losing Our Way: Congressional Attacks on LGBT Parents Hurt Foster Kids, Too

The Aderholt Amendment would give adoption agencies a license to discriminate against LGBTQ parents—and hurt thousands of children in foster care.

Women in Congress are Calling on the Trump Administration to Fight for Imprisoned Saudi Arabian Feminists

Over the last few months, the Saudi Arabian government has imprisoned about 15 prominent feminist activists, most of whom led the fight to end the country’s driving ban. On Wednesday, Reps. Lois Frankel and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen released a formal letter urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to fight for their release. 

Closing the Gender Gap in Foreign Policy—One Byline at a Time

Only 15 percent of 3,758 articles in the largest newspapers in the U.S. about foreign policy from the last three years had women’s names in the bylines.

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Providing Space for Healing and Liberation to Incarcerated Women

Like seeds, the systems tries to bury too many mothers behind bars—yet still, they rise.

Capitol Hill’s #MeToo Moment is Long Overdue

I tried to obtain simple information about filing a misconduct complaint against a Representative—and encountered a troubling series of gatekeeping and stonewalling procedures.

Immigration Advocates are Challenging the Trump Administration’s Anti-Woman Asylum Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ so-called “expedited removal” policy is an effective death sentence for thousands of women and children—and advocates are fighting back. 

Beauty as Survival in “Orange is the New Black”

In season six of “Orange Is the New Black,” the women of Litchfield aren’t wearing makeup like they used to.

How Modern Debtors’ Prisons are Using Fees to Tear Apart Families

Too many women are landing in jail because they’re broke. For single mothers, the consequences are nothing short of devastating.

Another Federal Judge is Taking Aim at Trump’s Immigration Policies

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration’s separation of two migrant children from their parents against their will was unconstitutional—and mandated that government officials aid in finding a solution to the emotional trauma of the Trump administration’s border policies.

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