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.
Americans need to take responsibility for our role in enabling Taliban persecution and violence against women and girls and join governments and organizations around the world to protect their human rights.
Indigenous women, Black women, women from low-income communities, women with disabilities and women from the Global South bear a significantly heavier burden from the impacts of climate change. So they must be included in the solution.
Between 70 and 90 percent of all wealth in Africa is generated through land; however, less than 10 percent of the continent is owned by women.
The International Center for Research on Women’s course, “Securing Your Family’s Future,” teaches adult men the importance of women’s access to, use of, ownership of, control of and decision-making around land.
As the evacuation continues, resettlement agencies in the United States are working overtime to find new homes for those fleeing the Taliban.
Currently, 81 percent of vaccine doses have gone to wealthier countries, while less than 3 percent have gone to low-income ones. On our current course, most low-income countries will have to wait until 2023 for widespread access.
That whole time, the economic, education, health and social devastation to women and girls will get worse and more entrenched.
With humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, Haiti and at the border, the U.S. must reassess what kind of lasting policy changes would prepare us to protect refugees and other vulnerable people in need around the world.
There must be more measures that allow for temporary and permanent protection within the country, more deliberate and sustained efforts to promote good government and economic opportunity internationally and a commitment to address the regional ebb and flow of migration to the U.S.
In a letter signed by almost 100 signatories, feminist leaders and advocates are urging the Biden-Harris administration “not to agree to a deal that includes recognition and support of a Taliban regime” and that “any deal by the United States that would include recognition and support of the Taliban regime would be a reversal of U.S. commitments that were made …” and would undermine the administration’s commitments to human rights globally.
Afghan women leaders are most at risk for retaliation by the Taliban, and the United States should move quickly to protect them, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter sent Monday to the heads of the State Department and Department of Homeland Security.
Reproductive rights champions in the House finally removed regressive anti-choice policies that disproportionately harm women, girls, LGBTQ people and others who already face systemic barriers to equal health care, and which polls show are not supported by a majority of U.S. voters.