Weekend Reading: Despite Progress, Women’s Representation Nowhere Near Gender Parity

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

So many stories in the news and in our everyday lives revolve around power—the power we have, the lack of power that so many experience, and the untapped power that we must find to build a future where power is shared and is grounded in justice and equality.

A Mother’s Plea: How Many More Dominican Women Must Die Under Draconian Abortion Bans?

“For nearly nine years, I’ve been without my daughter because the laws in my country put the value of her pregnancy above the value of her life.”

Right now, the Congress of the Dominican Republic—one of the few nations in the world where abortion is illegal in all circumstances—is weighing whether to update the country’s penal code to decriminalize abortion in certain instances.

No more debate; Dominican women need action. Now.