After 16 years of caring for patients, 61-year-old charge nurse Celia Marcos died after racing to save the life of a COVID-positive, ‘code blue’ patient. Marcos is one of at least 36 other health care workers who have died due to COVID-19 complications, and her death has prompted a larger critical conversation on the Trump administration’s inability to provide the PPE health care workers still desperately need.
Elected officials in both the U.S. House and Senate have sent letters to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department, as well as the Trump administration, to provide proper emergency global health funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), as well as a humanitarian exemption to ensure UNFPA will be able to compete for emergency supplemental funds.
American women are currently still deprived of Constitutionally protected “equality of rights under the law”—and as recent poll has shown, voters of both genders are taking note of this absence.
Rafiki—an award-winning new lesbian romance film by Wanuri Kahiu, Kenyan director, producer and author—has lost its long-endured Freedom of Expression ruling in Kenya’s high courts. In support of Kahiu, in protest of any, and all, anti-LGBTQ legislation, we can all join in a small act of civil disobedience and solidarity by streaming Rafiki—now available on Amazon Prime!
Signal for Help is a simple single-hand gesture that can be visually and silently displayed during video calls, and will alert family, friends or colleagues that an individual needs help and that they would like someone to check in safely with them.
We stand with CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and other women reporters who continue to show Trump, and his White House, that intimidation and humiliation did not, and will not, work in a country where our press is free, and news is real.
With social distancing measures in mind, a California chapter of Girls Learn International acknowledged students’ fears of leaving home to get the products that they needed—and decided to create kits that are pre-packaged, individually wrapped and include five tampons and five pads per box.
Though many called 2018 the “Year of the Women,” the U.S. is far from reaching parity.