A new study has confirmed what I and many others have known for a long time: Restricting abortion access actually leads to an increase in abortions.
Most of the global conversations on women’s empowerment in the agriculture sector have been about how women can contribute to food security and poverty reduction, and how we need to organize them and build their capacity to play this role better and more effectively. This is not enough.
“I lost everything in one day,” Layla, who fled Saudi Arabia, says a few months later outside a refugee settlement in Germany. Her voice trembles with still-raw fear. “But only one thing mattered: For the first time, I was free.”
The Trump administration needs to be held accountable for the atrocities happening at the border, in the same way that all nations must be accountable for crimes against humanity.
Bollywood cinema has come a long way from misogynist, one-dimensional, racialized portrayals of women and feminism—but we have a long way to go towards forging a better understanding of what it means to be feminist in Indian cinema.
Unless you are part of the narrow demographic of rich, white men deemed to have rights in 1776, this new Trump administration commission won’t protect you.
Participants and speakers at the UN Women U.S. National Committee Los Angeles chapter’s General Assembly were asked one question when the event began: When was the first time you felt displaced?
“People say the U.S. Congress is dysfunctional,” Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation president and publisher of Ms., points out, “but not for a moment would we think of turning over the country to terrorists—and neither would the Afghans.”
Nearly 80 organizations in a broad and diverse coalition have released a proactive policy agenda to advance sexual and reproductive health in the U.S. and around the world.
In spite of the Taliban, Afghanistan is a picture of progress—though not perfection.