Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.
It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.
Campaigns like #Pizza4Equality are trying to match the massive outpouring of support for two anti-marriage equality pizza store owners in Indiana.
The ACLU says that the government hasn’t responded for six months to its requests for documentation about how often Catholic-run charities deny immigrant minors access to reproductive health services.
Youtuber Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey and animator Kat Blaque team up to create an absolutely adorable children’s tale about the friendship between a caterpillar and a snail and how not everyone has the same struggles in life.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Lynn Paltrow explains the Purvi Patel case in Indiana, and host Amanda Marcotte discusses the “religious freedom” debate. In another segment, Marcotte examines how conservative rhetoric on rape is getting uglier.
Four intersex activists explain what it was like navigating a world in which they were told not to talk about their bodies. [via BuzzFeed]
Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.
The combination of mass incarceration and inflexible foster laws leads to an extraordinary, disproportionate punishment that overwhelmingly affects poor and minority women, an expert told RH Reality Check.