Democrats and Republicans on the hill are currently negotiating a deal on the next—and likely last—COVID-19 relief package. We can’t allow this package to ignore survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, like the three before it.
“When we were granted asylum, we were finally able to live in safety and peace.
“My heart sank earlier this month when I learned that other women and girls may not have the same access to safety that we did. The Trump administration wants to make major changes to the rules for asylum law.
“If these rules were in effect when I sought asylum in 2011, I would not have been granted.”
Today marks the five-year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the historic Supreme Court decision affirming the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.
Here are some of the best ways to celebrate LGBTQ+ equality on this historic day, and every day!
Yesterday marked 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. As the country hits this grim milestone, we wanted to thank the women and men on the front lines and answer:
Who were they? And what can we do with our grief and rage?
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Tell Congress to pass universal paid sick leave and paid family medical leave—not just in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but permanently.
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.