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Justice Groups Fight Back Against Texas Lawmakers’ Anti-Trans, Anti-Choice Bills

Justice Groups Fight Back Against Texas Lawmakers’ Anti-Trans, Anti-Choice Bills

| July 19, 2017

Republican Governor Greg Abbott has called a special session of the Texas legislature, and anti-choice and anti-trans bills are the hallmarks of the agenda. More »

Republican Senate Bill Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Republican Senate Bill Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

| June 27, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office scoring of the Republican Senate health care bill confirms that the proposed law singles out Planned Parenthood for defunding. More »

Trump Policies That Hurt Workers May Be New Wedge Issue

Trump Policies That Hurt Workers May Be New Wedge Issue

| May 10, 2017

Trump administration policies are reversing many protections for workers. Could these actions be undermining Trump's support among working-class voters? More »

Pro-Choice Groups Fighting Back Against Onslaught of Abortion Restrictions

Pro-Choice Groups Fighting Back Against Onslaught of Abortion Restrictions

| January 31, 2017

With newly emboldened anti-choice legislators poised to pass more and more laws restricting abortion, reproductive rights groups are strengthening coalitions and working together with a new level of energy. More »

#WhyIMarch

#WhyIMarch

| January 13, 2017

One of the national co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington explains why "intersectional organizing is the agenda moving forward." More »

The UN’s Concrete Ceiling

The UN’s Concrete Ceiling

| January 9, 2017

Efforts to push for the first woman head of the U.N. failed last year, but the new secretary-general, António Guterres, has pledged gender parity during his five-year term. How can he make it happen? More »

Women in East Timor Push for Political Power

Women in East Timor Push for Political Power

| October 26, 2016

In the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Timor-Leste, a unique campaign has resulted in a record number of women on the ballot in the upcoming election for local leaders. More »

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

| September 12, 2016

As the United Nations General Assembly gathers this week, the Security Council will consider candidates to replace the current secretary-general. Will entrenched sexism get in the way of choosing a woman for the job? More »

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

| August 25, 2016

Women's Equality Day marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when US women won the right to vote. Mary C. Curtis reminds us that the fight for this right is ongoing. More »

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With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

| August 3, 2016

Media outlets that invoke white-clad suffragists as shorthand for a long, sprawling movement often show a simplistic view of women's history. Author Louise Bernikow offers a cheat sheet on the women's suffrage movement for journalists and others. More »