Today is the first annual 50/50 Day—a global event made possible by a team of organizers, funders and sponsors fighting for a more gender-balanced world.
Earlier today, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards faced off for more than five hours with lawmakers in Congress, defending her organization and its work providing health care to millions of women and men. During the often-tense exchange, Richards reiterated to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that accusations that Planned Parenthood benefits heavily from the sale of […]
Target is selling a shirt with the word “Trophy” printed across the front in big, bold letters—in its juniors section. (!) After stumbling upon the shirt in her local Target about a month ago, a Wisconsin woman launched a petition on Change.org calling for the company to stop selling the shirt. For a bit of background, […]
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 […]