Tell Congress to pass universal paid sick leave and paid family medical leave—not just in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but permanently.
“Now, in the corner of this all, here I am as an olive-skinned, middle-aged activist in diaspora trying to inspire the transnational feminism to have more solidarity and to prevent together women from being turned and wrapped in the storming winds of violence, autocracy and militarism—in the Eastern and the Western states.”
While the women’s wing of Evin prison continues to fill up with feminist activists such as Saba Kord Afshari, journalists like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratfliffe and lawyers like Sotoudeh, feminists refuse to back down. They fight overtly, refusing to be silenced. Many of the feminists in Iran talk about experiencing a “triple bind”: simultaneously fighting the state, their religions and themselves—all as informed by patriarchy.
From Mexico to Pakistan, women and feminists around the globe staged protests and demonstrations to call attention to issues affecting women, like equal pay, gender-based violence, femicide, inaction by governments or—more often than not—some combination. Here is a roundup of some of the demonstrations for women, by women throughout the world.
Senator Elizabeth Warren announced today that she would be adding her name to the growing list of elected officials, celebrities and activists leading the #CancelTerranea movement, a national boycott of the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
UC student-activists from across the state make their final push to turn SB 24—a bill that would increase access to medical, nonsurgical abortions on college campuses—into law.
I’ve been backstage coaching women leaders since the Million Mom March in 2000. Whether you’re speaking to the crowd or marching right along with it this year, these three tips will help you keep your head in the game so your message rings clear.
Women in India kicked off the new year with a call for equality, coming together to stand arm-in-arm as part of a historic protest.
#FeministsRiseUp. #TakeBackTheWorkplace. #MeTooMcDonalds. Time’s Up, across sectors and for abusers everywhere—and these hashtags proved it in 2018.
We can all resolve to make ourselves heard in the new year—whether that’s by raising our voices at the dinner table or pushing our legislators to make change in our communities. Here’s how.