Keeping Score: Paralympic Medalists Achieve Equal Pay; U.S. Women’s Soccer Gets Support From Men’s Team in Equal Pay Lawsuit; Bipartisan Jan. 6 Investigation Begins

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.

Women, Power and Peacebuilding: Assessing the Women Peace and Security Agenda

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, founder and CEO of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics joined Ms. for a frank and far-reaching interview to discuss what has been accomplished by the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda thus far and what more needs to be done.

“Certainly we need the war-makers present to agree to end to the violence, but to make peace, you must bring the peacemakers.”

Ms. Global: Women Olympians Make History on Global Stage; Argentina Formally Recognizes Non-Binary Individuals; Saudi Feminist Activists Released From Prison

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.

A Global Commitment to Combatting Anti-Blackness: Why The World Needs a Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

Structural and systemic anti-Black racism manifests in the climate crisis, global public health crisis, state violence, economic inequality, and various other markers of human life. A permanent forum on people of African Descent—in place of the current patchwork of U.N. efforts—is the most appropriate mechanism to address systemic anti-Blackness globally.

The Weekly Pulse: Has the GOP Changed Their Minds on Vaccines? Will the Supreme Court Overturn Roe?

For The Weekly Pulse, we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

In this edition: Mississippi asks the Supreme Court to re-evaluate the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade; the FBI unsurprisingly ignored 4,500 tips against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018; Fauci warns Americans the U.S. is going in the “wrong direction” as COVID cases increase by 300 percent; and key Republican lawmakers and media personalities are now urging conservatives to get the vaccine.

The Weekly Pulse: Will We Need COVID Booster Shots?; Low-Vaccine States Hit Hard by Delta Variant; Texas GOP Continues Crusade Against Abortion

In this edition: Pop star Olivia Rodrigo joins President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in a campaign to boost youth vaccination rates; Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) calls for a special legislative session to restrict voting and abortion rights; Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass) introduces legislation for parental-paid leave for miscarriages; and the FDA and CDC say fully vaccinated people do not need booster shots.

How to Build On the Generation Equality Forum

The Generation Equality Forum was unique in its strong emphasis on feminist transformation. For example, the Global Acceleration Plan explicitly calls for changes in “structures, systems and power that reinforce inequality,” rather than superficial fixes that merely empower a few more women within existing structures. But like for any international summit, new commitments are only the first step: the real test will be the implementation process. Three challenges appear paramount.