Nearly 85 percent of Indigenous women said they had experienced violence and about half of Indigenous women have experienced sexual violence and physical violence by an intimate partner. The vast majority of Native American survivors also report being harmed by a non-Indigenous person.
Women policymakers and veterans are pressing the Biden administration to protect Afghan refugees, specifically women and children.
“Women have been on the frontlines—and not just in Afghanistan—of promoting democratic values in an important way,” said Rep. Mikie Sherrill. “So if we want to see an Afghanistan that does not look like an Afghanistan of 20 years ago, then supporting women is a critical piece of that … Our job is not done.”
As the evacuation continues, resettlement agencies in the United States are working overtime to find new homes for those fleeing the Taliban.
Afghan women leaders are most at risk for retaliation by the Taliban, and the United States should move quickly to protect them, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter sent Monday to the heads of the State Department and Department of Homeland Security.
LGBTQ+ advocates on Tuesday celebrated the repeal of New York’s “walking while trans” ban, which they say has led to discriminatory policing of law-abiding transgender people.
The law—in place since 1976—criminalized “loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.”
For women in academia, the Wall Street Journal op-ed about the future first lady’s title struck a nerve.
“From an early age, girls are socialized to downplay their accomplishments,” said Dr. Zyer Beaty.
Pat Nixon was the first first lady to wear pants in public. Hillary Clinton was the first first lady to be elected to a public office. And now, Jill Biden is projected to become the first first lady to keep her full-time job outside of the White House.
“Dr. Biden … will be leading a life that is much more like that of everyday American women: balancing their role in a family with a professional life,” Jellison said.
New Mexico made history by electing its first U.S. House delegation made up of all women of color, the result of three races with women running in both major parties.
Democrat Deb Haaland, one of the first Native women in Congress, was elected to a second term against in the 1st Congressional District; Republican Yvette Herrell, a member of Cherokee Nation, defeated the incumbent in a closely-watched race in the 2nd; and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez was elected to represent the 3rd District, the first woman to hold the seat since its creation in 1983.