Celebrate global sisterhood and self-love this weekend in honor of International Women’s Day. The holiday, which is observed in countries across the world, dedicates 24 hours to spotlighting women’s successes and emphasizing the continued need for full equality under the law. Here are some celebration ideas to make your International Women’s Day especially womanly: 1) […]
Frustrated by the patriarchal, heteronormative, gendered conventions of Valentine’s Day? This year, celebrate V-Day in feminist fashion, without becoming a slave to commercialism. Here are a few ideas for a very feminist Valentine’s Day: 1) Scrap the manufactured “holiday” altogether. Celebrate V-Day instead. Contrary to popular usage, the “V” in V-Day is not just a […]
Afghan women just won a huge victory. Take a pledge with us to support Afghan women and Afghan women’s organizations. Let them know that we are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in the fight for women’s and girls’ equality.
Help pass the MJIA, protect birth control coverage, sustain women’s gains in Afghanistan, fight AIDS with family planning, and teach GOP lawmakers a lesson – all without leaving the spot you’re in right now.
Kakenya Ntaiya, like most young girls in her Kenyan village, was forced to undergo female genital mutilation at a young age. Many girls in Africa undergo this gruesome centuries-old practice and are then promptly married off. For most, it means the end of not only their childhood, but their education as well. But 14-year-old Kakenya […]
While today may seem like an ordinary day, it’s not. It’s National Women’s Equality Day! The holiday, which began in 1971 at the urging of Rep. Bella Abzug, formally recognizes the passage of the 19th Amendment and women finally winning the vote. According to the joint resolution of Congress that created National Women’s Equality Day: […]
The fight to eradicate poverty is one of the hardest fights a country can face. As a member of Congress, it is part of my duty to encourage methods that work best. In April, Congress honored one such method when we awarded Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus the Congressional Gold Medal. Now, the pioneering institution […]
Women make up almost half the workforce today, and, if they become pregnant, most will work throughout their pregnancy. Given this reality, you probably think the stories below are works of a bygone era. Well, you’d be wrong. —A woman was 16 weeks pregnant and worked as a cashier at a large retailer in New […]
A diverse gathering of dozens of women writers from Africa and its diaspora will meet in Accra, Ghana from May 16-19. And you can help make it happen by joining the indiegogo campaign that will help women writers attend. The Organization of Women Writers of Africa Inc (OWWA) is sponsoring Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue—the […]
It’s International Women’s Day! The United Nations’ theme for IWD this year is “A Promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women,” and across the globe, individuals and organizations have planned hundreds of events celebrating the annual event. Here are some of them: —From March 4th to 15th, the members of the UN […]