One of the reasons FGM persists is that it happens in silence. We need a national conversation that engages all sectors of society. We need to recognize that FGM is child sexual assault. We need the stories of FGM survivors integrated into a more inclusive and intersectional #MeToo movement.
On December 21, Junaid Hafeez, a Pakistani academic, was sentenced to “be hanged by neck till his death” for blasphemy. As an international community, we must stand with the brave Pakistanis calling for justice, and be the voices for those who remain silenced.
I’ve got a big family and lots of friends, so every year I send tons of holiday greetings. But two weeks ago, I spent most of the day writing cards to people I’ve never met—and these messages felt as special as any that I’ve ever written. That’s because they were for some of the most marginalized people in society: incarcerated survivors of rape.
Happy EnvironMenstrual Week! Women’s Voices for the Earth and Women’s Environmental Network are celebrating on social media by sharing conversations about menstrual equity, period positive actions happening across the globe and great tips and resources to help take on toxic chemicals in period products.
The Trump-Pence Gag Rule punishes low-income patients and the health care professionals who serve them. We cannot allow this ruthless policy to continue to threaten Title X clinics—and we can win this by demanding that our policymakers rescind these rules immediately.
“We young people have understood that the climate crisis is an emergency, and we ask everyone to act like it, to stop business as usual with us.”
There have been 251 shootings in 2019. And all of them preventable. To say it is time to take action is a massive understatement.
At the Connected Women Leaders Forum, Mary Robinson challenged the global women leaders present to make a commitment to put climate justice at the center of their work, whatever their primary focus might be, and become a Connected Leader for Climate Justice. Every woman in attendance said “yes.”
Palantir Technologies was once one of Silicon Valley’s darlings. The U.S. data-analytics company had the financial backing of Peter Thiel and other Bay-Area billionaires; it was a combination of big data and big money that many thought couldn’t lose. But the novelty of tech giants has worn off as big data has become synonymous with […]
The most recent string of reports from the border demand our attention—and our action.