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When Being HIV-Positive Becomes a Prison Sentence

People discovering they are HIV-positive may find themselves facing prison time. And that has got to stop.

People discovering they are HIV-positive may find themselves facing prison time. And that has got to stop.

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Stoking Fire: Right Rejects Disabilities Treaty on Grounds It Threatens Anti-Choice Movement

Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Farris and Santorum, defeated ratification of a U.N. treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?

Why is the right rejecting a treaty that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people with disabilities around the world? Because of women’s reproductive health and the perceived weakening of parental rights and U.S. primacy.

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Finally, Domestic Workers Get Basic Labor Protections

The White House approved regulations extending minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.

On Tuesday, the White House approved regulations extending basic labor protections for domestic workers. A confluence of events enabled these regulations to come about—some political, but more movement-driven.

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In Memory of Sunila Abeysekera: A Fearless Feminist Activist for Sri Lanka

Sunila Abersekera speaks for One Billion Rising earlier this year.

A fiercely committed activist for Sri Lankan human rights and women’s human rights globally, Abeysekera is one of the most important feminist activists whose name you might not know.

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Ode to Sunila Abeysekera, 1952-2013

This is a special edition of the Boston Lanka created to honor Sunila Abeysekera, who died on September 9 after a long battle with cancer. Abeysekera was an extraordinary human rights (and specifically women’s rights) activist, and a fearless voice for marginalized populations around the world.

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We Stood #4ImmigrantWomen … and Got Arrested

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health leaders were arrested on Thursday, September 12, for acts of civil disobedience for immigration reform.

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Today We Stood #4ImmigrantWomen and Got Arrested

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded "salud, dignidad y justicia"—health, dignity and justice—for immigrant women.

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded “salud, dignidad, y justicia”—health, dignity, and justice—for immigrant women.

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Being a Transgender Student in the United States: An Uneven Landscape

The decision marks the first time a state court has ruled that students must be allowed to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Federal courts have not yet ruled on the issue.

While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.

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How the Military Discriminates Against Transgender Individuals

Chelsea Manning's now public transition highlights the needs of a vulnerable population.

Chelsea Manning’s now public transition highlights the needs of a vulnerable population.

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Time to Act: Women Have the RIGHT to Reproductive Health

Extremist politicians sank to new lows this year in their relentless efforts to deny women their reproductive rights. Here’s a video from Draw the Line encouraging us all to tell Congress to protect women’s reproductive rights.

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