As a mother, I have a moral obligation to protect girls and women all over the world from abortion laws like El Salvador’s, which put their very lives in danger.
Campaigns like It’s On Us, from the White House, and HeForShe, launched by Emma Watson as part of her UN ambassadorship, are part of a cultural shift toward recognizing that women’s rights can’t be considered in a vacuum.
Reproductive justice is about human rights, including the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments. This week at the United Nations, South Africa Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini focused on reproductive justice as a global framework.
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson speaks at a UN summit about the launch of the HeForShe campaign, an effort to galvanize men and boys on behalf of gender equality.
Those of us directly affected by immigration policies are tired of being used as a talking point. When it comes to deciding our future, the administration seems to consult everyone but us.
The All* Above All Be Bold Road Trip stopped in Philadelphia on September 9 at Love Park, a symbol of great pride to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. However, as low-income families and women in the city have experienced, the motto certainly isn’t a reflection of the city’s stewardship to communities in need.
Chris Hayes and Trymaine Lee discuss the Ferguson City Council meeting during which the city announced several reforms in response to unrest following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. [via MSNBC]
Joyce and Karen Koch are not related to the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers—David and Charles Koch—or to each other. The women say, however, that they are sisters where it counts: in spirit, in union solidarity, and in their shared values.
For at least several years, Alameda County sheriffs and medical personnel have routinely conducted pregnancy tests on thousands of prisoners, old and young, fertile and sterile, willing or not. It’s a practice that isn’t shared by any other jails in California. No one can say for exactly how long Alameda County jails have been forcing arrested women to take pregnancy tests, and no one can really explain why.
The circle of victims of misogynist harassment is getting bigger, and the Supreme Court is playing a role.