SIGN UP FOR JOBS NEWS & ALERTS:
print Print    Share Share  
Weekly Email Weekly News Email RSS Feed News RSS

Feminist News

Search Feminist News by keyword

Search News


first record   previous record  News Stories 1 to 25 of 173  next record   last record

 

3/12/2014 - Feminist Majority Endorses Marisa DeFranco For US House of Representatives from MA-06
The Feminist Majority is proud to announce our endorsement of Marisa DeFranco for U.S....

2/13/2014 - One Billion People Worldwide Will Rise for Justice Tomorrow
Millions of people will rise for justice tomorrow for One Billion Rising's global V-Day events, including a rally in Washington, DC. One Billion Rising "is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice - courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not....

1/30/2014 - New York State Assembly Passes Omnibus Women's Equality Act
The New York State Assembly passed the Women's Equality Act on Monday, an omnibus bill designed to strengthen women's rights in 10 different areas. The Women's Equality Act codifies Roe v....

10/18/2013 - Nearly 30 Million in Slavery Worldwide
The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based organization, released its first Global Slavery Index Report Wednesday estimating 29.8 million people live in various forms of modern slavery worldwide....

10/10/2013 - Registration to Run in Afghanistan Elections Closed This Week
Registration wrapped up on October 6 for both the Afghanistan presidential and provincial council elections....

9/18/2013 - UN Agencies Condemn Violence Against Women in Afghanistan
UN Women, the United Nations agency committed to gender equality and women's empowerment, condemned the recent intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan women government officials....

8/30/2013 - US Won't Challenge State Laws Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it would not interfere with state laws legalizing recreational marijuana....

8/23/2013 - American Photojournalist Gang-raped in India
A 22-year-old American photojournalist was gang-raped in an isolated Mumbai neighborhood Thursday night, Indian police said....

6/21/2013 - Supreme Court Deems Anti-Prostitution Clause Unconstitutional
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday with a six-justice majority that the "Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath" (APLO) in the 2003 United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria act violated the First Amendment and was unconstitutional....

6/6/2013 - NY Governor Cuomo Officially Introduces Women's Equality Act
On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) officially introduced the long-awaited Women's Equality Act....

2/12/2013 - Senate Leads the Way And Passes a Strong VAWA
The Senate, by a wide margin of 78-22, passed a strong inclusive Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act today....

2/12/2013 - Senate Leads the Way And Passes a Strong VAWA
The Senate, by a wide margin of 78-22, passed a strong inclusive Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act today....

2/4/2013 - India Enacts Harsher Punishments for Sexual Assault
Over the weekend, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and the Union Cabinet approved new provisions to the Indian Penal Code that create harsher punishments for sexual assault and rape....

6/14/2012 - Report Shows Best and Worst G20 Countries for Girls
A global poll released yesterday found that of the G20 countries, India is the most dangerous country for girls and women's rights and Canada offers the most protections....

4/26/2012 - DOJ Announces New Human Trafficking Coordinator
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Tuesday that the Justice Department will establish a new coordinator within DOJ to specifically focus on human trafficking....

2/28/2012 - Girls Learn International Delegates at UN Commission on Status of Women
A delegation of 20 high school and middle school student leaders of Girls Learn International chapters from across the country, together with 25 parents, teachers, GLI Board members and staff are participating in six full days of workshops, panels and presentations in and around the U.N....

11/1/2011 - HHS Ends Grant to Catholic Church for Failure to Make Reproductive Health Referrals
The Catholic Church is at odds with the Obama Administration over a recent decision to end Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding to the U.S....

10/10/2011 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs Passes Amendment to Trafficking Act
On Thursday, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs voted to pass an amendment as part of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act that would "encourage companies with over $100 million in gross global receipts to post on their websites what policies they have in place to ensure their supply chains are free of slavery and human trafficking." Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, co-chair of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, authored the legislation, which she indicated will both help customers to make better informed decisions and encourage businesses to adopt practices to reduce human trafficking....

10/6/2011 - UNFPA Fights Gender- Based Sex Selection
On Wednesday, Nobuko Horibe, director of the Asia and Pacific Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) issued a statement before the International Workshop on Prenatal Sex Selection describing the UNFPA's renewed commitment to ending gender-based sex selection and discrimination against women and girls....

8/15/2011 - IL Governor Signs Law to Help Sex Trafficking Victims
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) signed the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Crimes Act into law, which will enable victims of human trafficking charged with prostitution to petition to expunge their prostitution convictions....

6/17/2011 - New Treaty to Establish Labor Protections for Domestic Workers
The International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a groundbreaking treaty yesterday to extend labor protections to domestic workers....

2/2/2011 - Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Seeks to Discredit Planned Parenthood
Live Action, an anti-abortion rights group, is distributing an edited undercover video that appears to show an employee at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey advising paid actors posing as a pimp and a prostitute on where they can obtain abortion services for girls under the age of 14 and illegal immigrants....

12/23/2010 - Domestic Sex Trafficking Bill Passed in the House
The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act, sponsored by Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), passed the House on Tuesday night....

12/2/2010 - First Woman Attorney General Elected in California
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris claimed her victory on Tuesday in the November 2 race for California State Attorney General....

9/17/2010 - Hearing Held on Trafficking of Minors in US
A hearing was held Wednesday by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security that addressed sex trafficking of domestic minors within the United States....