Women Rise Up (Again)

If only men had voted in Alabama last night, Roy Moore would be a Senator-Elect. 

Contraceptive Use in Poorer Nations is Increasing—And Saving Lives

Efforts to improve contraceptive access in poorer countries resulted in the prevention of 84 million unintended pregnancies, 26 million unsafe abortions and 125,000 maternal deaths in one year alone.

One Year After Standing Rock, Women Remain at the Front of Indigenous Fights Against Big Oil

What happened in Standing Rock launched an explosive year for Native American activism, and a new crop of leaders has risen in the fight for environmental justice. Many of them are women.

Arizona State University Thinks Expulsion is “Too Severe” a Punishment for Rape

Arizona State University is pushing back on a Title IX commission recommendation that a student who raped another student be expelled, calling the punishment “too severe.” Students, however, are calling on them to stand by it.

Exploited and Endangered: Female Factory Workers in Vietnam Open Up About Their Work Conditions

45 women in Vietnam divulged the harsh and inhumane factory conditions they face at Samsung plants in a landmark report.

What About the Sexual Harasser in the White House?

There’s now  long and growing list of well-known men who’ve recently seen their careers shortened or ended after accusations of sexual misconduct. And then there’s Donald Trump.

Elizabeth May Wants More Women in Parliament

Elizabeth May—the leader of the federal Green Party and sole Green Member of Parliament (MP)—wants more female company.

Convicted Rapist Brock Turner Wants A New Trial and Lesser Charges

The former Stanford University student who faced an “unusually light” six-month jail sentence following his conviction for three felony counts of sexual assault is appealing the decision and asking for a new trial.

Harvesting Hope for Women Farmworkers

Over 60 percent of female farmworkers in a 2010 study said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment. A 2012 report of 52 female farmworkers found that almost all of them had experienced sexual violence. One group is fighting back—and they need support.

We Can’t Achieve Peace and Security Until We End Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a very present danger to women in times of conflict. That must be reflected in our policies and strategies to achieve peace.

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