“An Incredible Breach of Planning and Response”: Feminists Discuss the Insurrection at the Capitol

What does the Jan. 6 riot and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol signify for our nation? How and why could this have happened? Will the president be impeached? How are feminists and frontline activists supposed to process all this?

To begin to answer these questions and make sense of these unprecedented times, Dr. Michele Goodwin, journalist Jennifer Steinhauer and psychologist Patricia Jones Blessman led listeners this week in a frank, honest conversation, where they lay out the facts against the president and the domestic terrorism performed in his name.

The Ms. Q&A: Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad Fights for Justice for Yazidi People and for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Nadia Murad is a survivor. In 2014, when she was just 19 years old, ISIS militants carried out a genocide against her Yazidi community, a minority group of 500,000 people in Northern Iraq.

Today, Murad is working to bring ISIS to justice for their genocide against the Yazidi community and rebuild what ISIS destroyed in Iraq through her organization Nadia’s Initiative.

Being a Woman in Politics Shouldn’t Come with Death Threats

Women in leadership roles often face violence and harassment. This public abuse sends a distinctive message to all women and girls: Beware what happens when you step outside the roles prescribed for you.

Unless Congress steps up and enacts laws recognizing violence against women in politics as crimes, abusers will continue making public life a hostile place for women.

Violence Against Women Deserves More Than a 16-Day Campaign

Reports of violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic have increased around the world as many women and girls are locked down in their homes with their abusers, isolated from support networks and services.

The international community needs to take concrete actions to fund responses to combat violence against women and girls year-round—not just during an annual 16 day campaign.