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12 Ways Young People Organized for Human Rights in 2014

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can't wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

Contrary to a narrative that young people are apathetic or lazy or too busy texting to care about human rights, in fact young people are at the helm of the movement for justice for all people. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they pull off in 2015.

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‘No Victories Are Permanent,’ Recalls Film About Feminism’s Beginnings

She's Beautiful When She's Angry, Mary Dore's new film about the birth of contemporary feminism, is an insightful, inspiring look at the struggles and triumphs of our foremothers.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Mary Dore’s new film about the birth of contemporary feminism, is an insightful, inspiring look at the struggles and triumphs of our foremothers.

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We Respected Albuquerque Women and Won: Lessons Learned From Albuquerque

Two women from Young Women United protest for the rights of Albuquerque women.

Young Women United and Strong Families New Mexico are two of the reproductive justice groups that recently helped defeat a significant anti-abortion ballot measure in Albuquerque. Here’s how they won.

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But Not a Drop to Drink: How Trans and Intersex Groups Struggle to Make Ends Meet

“As we’re T-specific,” said an interviewee, “it is difficult to access LGBT funding.” The irony of this should be lost on no one.

A new report from the American Jewish World Service and Global Action for Trans Equality looks at the funding landscape for trans and intersex activism. “As we’re T-specific,” said one interviewee, “it is difficult to access LGBT funding.” The irony of this should be lost on no one.

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Thank You, Malala Yousafzai, for Inspiring Us to Activism

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Although many activists are not threatened to the extent that Yousafzai was, it is important to remember that no matter where you come from, how old you are, or what your background is, your voice can have an impact on the world.

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Grassroots Effort Credited With Defeating Albuquerque Anti-Choice Ordinance

Reproductive rights activists behind the campaign against the proposed Albuquerque 20-week abortion ban credit a grassroots effort to educate and turn out voters for the decisive victory.

Reproductive rights activists behind the campaign against the proposed Albuquerque 20-week abortion ban credit a grassroots effort to educate and turn out voters for the decisive victory.

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‘If We Each Have a Torch, There’s a Lot More Light': Gloria Steinem Accepts the Presidential Medal of Freedom

(From left) Ms. Magazine and Women's Media Center co-founder Gloria Steinem, National Press Club President Angela Greiling Keane, and Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal at the National Press Club lunch.

“I’d be crazy if I didn’t understand that this is a medal for the entire women’s movement,” Steinem told a gathering at the National Press Club Monday.

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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Attendees of the recent #femfuture retreat.

Many feminist activists are no longer content with having a martyrdom complex, which almost makes it a competition to see who has sacrificed more for the cause.

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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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It’s Time to ‘Draw the Line’ on Attacks Against Reproductive Freedom

Today the Center for Reproductive Rights launched an innovative new campaign called DRAW THE LINE, calling on people across the country to fight back against anti-choice measures, by signing our Bill of Reproductive Rights.

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