Enacted under the pretense of greater safety for women, oppressive abortion regulations are having a paradoxical effect: endangering American women.
In recognition of 16 Days of Activism, and in anticipation of December 17, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, here are seventeen things everyone should know about sexual violence and sex work.
To protect people's safety, Syria Tracker was marketed the old fashioned way: through words of mouth. The team simply told a few trusted individuals and organizations in Syria that helped spread the word and invited people to submit reports, videos or pictures through the organization's website using Twitter or e-mails.
This isn't just a problem for women. This is a problem for us all. And like my son, you all should know that.
The gap has narrowed since the 1970s, in large part due to women becoming more educated and advancing into more fields, but it shows no signs of going away on its own.
Imagine US Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elana Kagan going together, along with eight other Jewish women, to the Western Wall in Jeru...
Now is a powerful moment of mainstream media attention to sexual assault of victims that often get ignored -- because they're sex workers, because they're promiscuous, because they drank, because they are black, because they are poor, or because they have criminal convictions.
Many feel the past few weeks have been a turning point in the history of terrorism. That may well turn out to be true, but it cuts two ways, because it was also a time of astonishing courage and hope in the face of terrorist aggression.
Volunteering as a clinic escort is the most fulfilling, important thing that I do. The screams and the shaming and the cruel signs are just a reminder that the work that I do is meaningful and necessary. Clinic escorting is not about abortion; it's about humanity.
If you're interested in home birth or women's reproductive rights, then set your watch for 9.15 am on Wed 2nd December 2015. It's the moment when a Gr...
Four days after the Paris attacks, my emotions were still running high. Nonetheless, on November 17, I attended "Empowering Women in Africa's Fashion ...
We are all born with an equal capacity for dreaming, which ensures that when we are children we all grow up wanting to be something we will probably never become. With time our interactions with our parents, our environment and our own confrontations with reality redefine, or rather fine-tune our dreams.
When she joined the WfWI training, Fatima noticed that many of the women in her neighborhood were working in isolation, and realized that together, they could start a small business.
My heart was pounding while watching the video of Rokhshana: A young woman who was stoned to death in Firozkoh, a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanist...
A year ago, on November 27th, 2014, I testified before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Scandal took the biggest leap in recent history by featuring a one-minute abortion procedure, which marked the first time since Roe vs. Wade that a main female TV character underwent the procedure. And it was not all that dramatic, which is the exact point we are trying to make about abortion.