On the evening of July 28, the House of Representatives adopted a State Department, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022 that includes a multitude of funding and policy provisions that would be tremendous advancements for global sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) if enacted into law.
Throughout August, social justice and women’s rights organizations—organized by Paid Leave For All, a group pushing for sustainable paid leave policy—are coming together for a national bus tour spanning 14 states across the U.S. to raise awareness about the need for paid family and medical leave for all.
The War on Women was in full force under the Trump administration. While the battle may look different today, we are staying vigilant in our goals to dismantle patriarchy at every turn. The fight is far from over. We are watching.
This week: a new congressional provision could require women to sign up for the draft; U.S. Olympic fencer Alan Hadzic will compete in the Games this summer, despite multiple sexual assault claims; New York AG Letitia James’s bombshell report on Cuomo released; and more.
In recent years, two dozen state legislatures have reformed or repealed ‘predator-friendly’ statutes, opening one- or two-year windows of time during which any victim can sue any person who molested them in childhood and any institution that ignored or hid the abuse—regardless of when the abuse took place.
To mark Equal Pay Day for Black women on August 3, the ERA Coalition hosted a town hall with some of the nation’s leading women’s rights advocates speaking about the importance of passing the ERA to ensure pay equality for Black women.
“The Equal Rights Amendment creates a critical legal tool to combat the discrimination women face each and every single day, especially women of color.”
Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.
“Now that I have the guaranteed income money coming in, I don’t have to worry about whether I can afford bills this month or be concerned about affording household supplies.”
“The child tax credit payments that started coming last month has been a huge help … to get prepared and buy my children their school things—there’s so much to get.”
“The history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is about America as much as it is about nations engulfed in a world war. More than three-quarters of a century after the bomb, we can choose to remember the nearly forgotten history of Asian America as part of who we are.”
In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.
This week: top U.S. athletes advocate for gender equality and mental health support; Paralympic athletes receive equal compensation for first time in history; U.S. drug distributors could owe $26 billion for their role in the opioid epidemic; Democrats push for women’s inclusion in the military draft; Argentina becomes first Latin American country to issue gender neutral IDs; and more.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are shaping up to be the most women-centered in history, with equal numbers of events for men and women and women making up nearly 49 percent of the total Olympians.
“‘The Olympics is definitely a place where women in sports can shine this year.”
The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission—a binational effort established to address health concerns in border communities—was defunded by the Trump administration in 2017.
As COVID-19 has had a devastating impact in border cities, the need for Congress or the Biden administration to reestablish the commission is more clear than ever.