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Sextortion: Name It, Fight It

Sextortion: Name It, Fight It

| May 3, 2016

NGOs, the media, and law enforcement see "sextortion" in different ways, but organizations fighting for legal accountability are focusing on abuses of power. More »

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The Power of Holding Hands

The Power of Holding Hands

| April 22, 2016

The author, a disability activist, shares an insight from the “sisterhood of disability”—that handholding between friends is not just for children. More »

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Skyrocketing Abortion Clinic Violence Tied to Extremist Rhetoric

Skyrocketing Abortion Clinic Violence Tied to Extremist Rhetoric

| April 18, 2016

A new report from the National Abortion Federation reveals an alarming spike in violence and threats against abortion providers. More »

We Deserve More: The Critical Role of Women in the Fight for $15

We Deserve More: The Critical Role of Women in the Fight for $15

| April 13, 2016

As the Fight for $15 movement for fair wages and workers' rights prepares for a major strike and protest on April 14, the author, a leading advocate, spotlights women's leadership—and the stakes for women workers. More »

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WMC News: Equal Pay Day, Forensic Evidence, Nude Selfies, Naming Online Harassment, WMC Live & more

| April 12, 2016

A round up of original content from the Women's Media Center - WMC Features, WMC Women Under Siege, WMC Speech Project, WMC Fbomb, and WMC. Live More »

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Equal Pay Day: Don’t Celebrate, Organize!

Equal Pay Day: Don’t Celebrate, Organize!

| April 11, 2016

On the day that draws attention to the gender wage gap, the author, a leading expert on workers' rights, calls for a "movement for women's economic freedom." More »

Tags: Economy
The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

| April 7, 2016

Five years after Pakistan passed a law to punish acid attacks, the violence continues even as more survivors seek justice. More »

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

| April 4, 2016

The new North Carolina law is just the latest in a wave of backlash legislation targeting LGBT equality. More »

Tags: Politics, LGBT
“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

| March 29, 2016

The TV show, which is about to begin its last season, has been a very surprising source for authentic portrayals of people with disabilities. More »

Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

| March 22, 2016

The number of women in prison has been increasing at nearly double the rate of men. Advocates—including formerly incarcerated women—are taking a closer look at the reasons, and what can be done to stem the tide. More »