CEDAW is the international treaty that affirms equal rights for women around the world. The United States has never ratified this agreement. It’s far past time to do so.
During the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, healthcare in the U.S. was analyzed regarding whether the U.S. healthcare system is actually set up to ensure that people can get the medical services that they need.
A recent report on the sex trade illustrates how stigmatization and criminalization of sex workers in the United States result in widespread abuses of civil and human rights.
My adventure on Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan on NPR. How playing golf leads to national media attention.
The Department of State has strongly condemned the stoning of a woman by Taliban militants. The reason? She was seen in public with a man.
Every day, I’m grateful to all the women who fought so tenaciously for universal suffrage; we are the beneficiaries of their vision for a better world. I’m grateful to my great grandmother for helping me understand civic responsibility and the tenuousness of our rights if we do not remain diligent. Without our foremothers, we would not have gained the rights we enjoy today. Yet even today, millions of women do not enjoy these same rights.
The widely-celebrated court decision striking down Proposition 8 is important for many reasons, not least because it underscores that reproductive and sexual rights are integrally and intimately linked.
The centrality of human rights in the “public health” response to an epidemic that has largely marginalized the individual, especially the already marginalized individual was seen as key to addressing the HIV epidemic at the IAC.
Find out what REALLY WORKS in improving reproductive health and women’s empowerment around the world.
NPR recounts chilling tales by women who were shackled during labor and childbirth, and reports on the ongoing efforts to end this practice.