The outgoing administration made it more difficult for victims of assault, harassment and discrimination to assert rights and get their day in court. What will Biden’s priorities be, how will he be able to accomplish them and—most importantly—what can we expect to see in the coming months and years?
Women’s rights organizations are calling on the Biden-Harris administration to form an Office for Gender Equity in the Department of Education to realize the long-overdue promise of educational equity guaranteed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
“There’s never been very much federal leadership to implement Title IX,” says Dr. Sue Klein, education equity director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, who is one of the leaders of effort. “This office would correct that.”
Young voters, especially young Black voters, were critical to Georgia’s historic shift—especially during the latest Senate runoffs. In fact, almost one in five young voters (ages 18-29) who voted in the recent Georgia runoffs did not vote in the general election—made up disproportionately of Black youth.
This reading list includes some old favorites that you didn’t know were feminist, stories that display leadership and independence, and compilations of women leaders throughout history.
Our lives have been hit hardest with poor decision making in the past, and Generation-Z is the largest and most diverse generation to date. This means that we have power, and we are showing up to represent.
The devastating crisis of COVID-19 is impacting adolescent girls through unprecedented school dropouts and learning losses, compromised health care and a lack of vital resources such as menstrual supplies. So 12-year-old Patience and 13-year-old Kashish set out to tackle this issue in Uganda.
To address staggering levels of teen pregnancy in Tanzania, two global nonprofits are using the tool of sports to address taboo women’s sexual and reproductive health issues.
COVID-19 has left no one untouched, but it has had an especially pernicious impact on girls—most particularly those from already marginalized communities.
From a dramatic rise in sex trafficking in Malawi, to spiraling rates of sexual violence in India, from subversive restrictions on access to abortion in the U.S. to an increase in teen pregnancy and female genital mutilation in Kenya, it is clear that COVID-19 is an existential threat to gender equality.
Research shows that women politicians make for more equal and caring societies, and that their increased representation in office improves health, education and welfare outcomes for the entire population. So how can we foster the next generation of effective women leaders?
After a summer where the U.S. confronted systemic racism, a flood of promises regarding justice came from state governments. This set the stage for Kadija Ismail and Kimberly Boateng, two young Black teens, to finally have their school renamed in honor of activist and Representative John R. Lewis, in a state with the second most Confederate-named schools in the U.S.