A Different Kind of Welfare Reform

Welfare rights activists and lawmakers alike are rallying behind a bill that would rewrite the rules on who receives assistance, how and why.

Turning the Tables

Proposed legislation in Texas confronted anti-abortion laws by attempting to regulate a man’s private masturbatory habits and restrict his ability to purchase Viagra.

Activists Call for Police Reform in Wake of Justine Damond’s Death

Justine Damond, a 40 year-old Australian woman living in Minneapolis, was shot and killed outside her home by police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a potential assault.

Betsy DeVos Wants the Office for Civil Rights to “Return” to a “Neutral” State

The Education Secretary outlined a more lenient approach to civil rights in line with her other policy shifts watering down protections for women, people of color and trans folks within her department.

Not Another Abortion Movie: “Birthright” Tells the Stories of the War on Women

Birthright goes far beyond the single issue of abortion to spotlight how the anti-abortion movement is intricately connected to a vast number of other issues—and is endangering women’s lives.

More Than A Survivor: The Anti-Trafficking Campaign That Tells The Real Stories of Survivors

This June, passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport bore witness to an innovative photo exhibit shining a light on doctors, artists, real estate agents and teachers who are survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking.

#WhereIsMyName: Restoring the Identities of Afghan Women

In Afghanistan, women and girls are referred to by the name of the eldest male in their nuclear family. A new social media campaign confronts and pushes back on that tradition.

The Trump Administration Just Abruptly Cut Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The Trump Administration this week discretely cut over $200 million in funding for over 80 institutions around the country that have been working to find scientific data to help lower teen pregnancy rates.

America’s Shame: It’s Time to Shatter the Silence About the Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline for Black Women and Girls

Thus the truth: America has always turned its back on poor Black women and, when coupled with a criminal history, what we have is Black women being marginalized in their marginalization—locked up for surviving.

Q&A: Menstrual Equity Champion Jennifer Weiss-Wolf on Fighting for the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women

Ms. spoke with Weiss-Wolf about the recently-introduced Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act and how it could change the lives of women in prison.

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