1. News & Issues
Send to a Friend via Email

My Brother’s and My Sister’s Keeper

MBK.jpg

Over 1000 trans and cis women of color have signed their names to a letter urging President Obama and his My Brother's Keeper commission, an initiative aimed at improving the lives of Black and Latino men, to include Black and Brown women and girls in the equation.  

Women's Issues in the News
Women's Issues Spotlight10

Why We Need Reproductive Justice

These quotes underscore why reproductive justice—the right to parent when and how we want—is vitally important to all women.

Woman on the Rise: Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow is a television news anchor and liberal political analyst, and the host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow’s incisive journalism has changed the face of contemporary news programming.

The UN Announces Special Conference on the Status of Women

The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women will reconvene in 2015 to discuss the ways in which women’s lives can be bettered all across the world. But is this conference out of touch with the grassroots activism of women across the world?

Woman on the Rise: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a young Pakistani woman who was shot because she defied the Taliban. Her words and work stand as a testament to her resiliency and fierce determination to women’s rights and education.

SCOTUS Bans Buffer Zone at Abortion Clinics

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to ban buffer zones between protestors and patients at Massachusetts’ abortion clinics paves the way for even less protection in a women’s right to choose.

Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Over

The search for over 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls takes a devastating turn, as officials decide to close the investigation to bring back the missing young women. Will we be ever able to bring back our girls?

Supreme Court Sides with Hobby Lobby

In the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court has sided with the craft store chain in a decision that will great impair women’s reproductive choice.

President Obama Signs Significant LGBT Policies

President Obama signs a game changing executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

My Brother’s and My Sister’s Keeper

Over 1000 trans and cis women of color have signed their names to letter urging President Obama and his My Brother’s Keeper commission, an initiative aimed at improving the lives of Black and Latino men, to include Black and Brown women and girls in the equation.

Ruby Dee: An Inspirational Life

Ruby Dee, known for her acting and activism, passed on June 11, 2014 at age 91. Not only has she left us with a wonderful legacy, she left us with words to live by.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.