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It’s Legal Again to Discriminate Against Houston’s LGBTQ Community

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which banned discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, was rejected by the city’s residents by a vote of 61 percent to 39 percent.

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which banned discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, was rejected by the city’s residents by a vote of 61 percent to 39 percent.

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‘Coming Out of Concrete Closets’: LGBTQ Criminalization as Reproductive Injustice

The data in Coming Out of Concrete Closets sheds light on the ways in which systemic discrimination of LGBTQ communities—particularly low-income communities and communities of color—forms a dragnet of criminalization for the most marginalized.

The data in Coming Out of Concrete Closets sheds light on the ways in which systemic discrimination of LGBTQ communities—particularly low-income communities and communities of color—forms a dragnet of criminalization for the most marginalized.

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‘Why Such Violent Treatment of These Women in El Salvador?’ Asks Commission on Human Rights

Earlier this month, Christina Quintanilla, who spent four years in prison after experiencing a miscarriage, testified in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the effects of the El Salvador's total abortion ban on the country's women.

Earlier this month, Christina Quintanilla, who spent four years in prison after experiencing a miscarriage, testified in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the effects of the El Salvador’s total abortion ban on the country’s women.

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Pioneering Female Runner Participates in Afghanistan’s First Official Marathon

Zainab, 25, ran earlier this month in Afghanistan’s first official marathon in Bamiyan. Here, she opens up about her dream to pave the way for women in Afghanistan to play an influential role in both sports and society.

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From ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ to ‘Flawless’: Ms. Foundation CEO Teresa Younger on the #MyFeminismIs Campaign

I recently chatted with the Ms. Foundation's Teresa Younger, pictured here with Gloria Steinem, about its new "MyFeminismIs" campaign, the importance of lifting up all-inclusive feminism, and the role of foundations in bolstering movement building.

I recently chatted with the Ms. Foundation’s Teresa Younger about its new “MyFeminismIs” campaign, the importance of lifting up all-inclusive feminism, and the role of foundations in bolstering movement building.

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Now Is the Time to Push Iran on Women’s Rights

The world’s governments looking to build stronger ties with Iran must redouble their efforts to hold Iran’s leaders accountable for advancing women’s issues in the wake of the nuclear deal, not excuse them.

The world’s governments looking to build stronger ties with Iran must redouble their efforts to hold Iran’s leaders accountable for advancing women’s issues in the wake of the nuclear deal, not excuse them.

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New Billboards Bring Messages to Empower and Inspire Black Community

Our goal is to refocus the dialogue about Black women's reproductive health decisions back to the real conditions of our lives. Conditions which, if unmet, leave us vulnerable in many instances, with abortion as a choice we have been forced into.

Our goal is to refocus the dialogue about Black women’s reproductive health decisions back to the real conditions of our lives. Conditions which, if unmet, leave us vulnerable in many instances, with abortion as a choice we have been forced into.

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Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners Could Soon End in New York

Shackling, which can include placing handcuffs, waist chains, and leg irons on a pregnant woman, has been widely denounced by the medical community.

Shackling, which can include placing handcuffs, waist chains, and leg irons on a pregnant woman, has been widely denounced by the medical community.

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Voting in Alabama May Have Gotten Even More Difficult for Black Residents

It’s hard not to see this decision to eliminate 31 driver’s license satellite offices as intentionally burdening already-burdened people.

It’s hard not to see this decision to eliminate 31 driver’s license satellite offices as intentionally burdening already-burdened people.

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Advocates Push Bail Reform to Stop ‘Penalizing People for Being Poor’

A new free, downloadable book explains the changes in Colorado law, and it emphasizes that certain practices, such as using a formula to set bail based on types of crimes, are flat-out unconstitutional.

A new free, downloadable book explains the changes in Colorado law, and it emphasizes that certain practices, such as using a formula to set bail based on types of crimes, are flat-out unconstitutional.

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