Building a Future Without Youth Incarceration: “These Four Walls Aren’t the Answer”

The #NoKidsinPrison digital experience is one initiative working to reimagine a future without children behind bars. The interactive website—launched by a partnership with No Kids in Prison, Youth First and the Columbia Justice Lab—takes viewers through the history of youth incarceration, the immediate experiences of children who were incarcerated, and current youth activist efforts.

Is Juneteenth for Everybody?

“We are grateful for Texas, for Galveston—but what happened in Texas didn’t only happen there. Freedom was eventual but it was not an event. It was episodic, but not confined to one episode. Juneteenth is for everybody Black. It is but the enduring Black freedom celebration in a range of Emancipation Day celebrations that Black people have used to mark belated freedom.”

G7 Gender Council Urges Women Must Be “at the Heart” of COVID Recovery: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: women’s representation on corporate boards; how women get selected as candidates and rise to positions of leadership; G7’s Gender Equality Advisory Council has a call to action to promote women’s health; women’s representation increased in Mexico after recent elections; how Argentina again became a leader in Latin America on progressive legislation; increases for women in office in jurisdictions with ranked-choice voting; and more.

The Mandalorian’s Lessons on Paid Leave for Men

Whether it was passing up on beers with his team to clean up Baby Yoda vomit, struggling to find “child care” for Baby Yoda before embarking on especially dangerous bounty hunts, or—well—the entire show’s plotline hinging on the Mandalorian’s natural desire to take care of “the child” and protect it, our hero unapologetically shows how badass it is to be a caregiver.

Ms. Global: Women in India Bear Brunt of COVID; Combatting Digital Sex Crimes in South Korea; U.K. Secures Paid Parental Leave

The U.S. ranks as the 19th most dangerous country for women, 11th in maternal mortality, 30th in closing the gender pay gap, 75th in women’s political representation, and painfully lacks paid family leave and equal access to health care. But Ms. has always understood: Feminist movements around the world hold answers to some of the U.S.’s most intractable problems. Ms. Global is taking note of feminists worldwide.

The Weekly Pulse: G7 Pledges Billion Vaccines to Combat Growing Vaccine Gap; SCOTUS Protects Obamacare; N.C. Anti-Abortion Law Blocked

World leaders pledge to donate a billion vaccine doses and recommit to cutting down on carbon emissions; Supreme Court dismisses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 decision; a federal district court struck down North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban; the growing vaccination gap between wealthy and poor countries; will the U.S. need booster shots? and more

Black Feminist in Public: Ahead of Juneteenth, Tiya Miles Explores the Historical Baggage of Slavery

This week leads into the weekend celebration of Juneteenth, honoring the emancipation in 1865 of those who were enslaved in this country. The Black Feminist in Public series will highlight three scholars of slavery studies and Black women’s histories.

Our third and final focus is Tiya Miles, professor of history at Harvard University and author of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake.

Advocates Testify Before Congress on the Women’s Health Protection Act: Abortion Restrictions Are the “New Jane Crow”

On Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) chaired a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which he and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) introduced last week in the Senate and the House of Representatives with historic support.

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution heard powerful testimony from Dr. Jamila Perritt, president and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health, Professor Michele Goodwin of the University of California at Irvine School of Law, and an abortion storyteller named Tohan from Texas.