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Women's Rights: Archives

Reproductive Justice, Religious Liberty, and Pluralistic Democracy

Sally Steenland talks with Rabbi Dennis Ross, a religious advocate and congregational rabbi, in the third interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

There Is a Lot to Celebrate for Women’s Health on the Third Anniversary of Obamacare

Women and MedicaidThis month marks the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which has led to numerous successes for women’s health but also reminds us that we have a lot left on our agenda.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, March 29, 2013

Future Choices II

Guadalupe Benitez, Joanne Clark, Gabriel Clark Benitez, book_alt2 icon Report The longer we put off the regulation and oversight of assisted reproductive technologies, the more complications that will ensue for an untold number of families.

By Jessica Arons and Liz Chen | Monday, March 25, 2013

Interview with Viviana Waisman

Viviana Waisman, executive director of Women's Link Worldwide, explains some of the successful strategies she has employed to enforce human rights standards before a number of foreign and international courts and shares lessons that advocates around the world can adopt.

By Jessica Arons | Friday, March 22, 2013

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Are Key to Addressing Global Poverty

Faustine JanjiraEradicating extreme poverty globally, as outlined in the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, is achievable only if inequality and discrimination against women and girls is eradicated first.

By Rebecca Lefton | Monday, March 11, 2013

Infographic: Where Are U.S. Women in 2013?

Despite making up a majority of the population, women are still missing where it can matter most: positions of power and leadership in elected office and the private sector.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

Rethinking How to Address the Growing Female Prison Population

InmatesClimbing U.S. incarceration rates for women continue to devastate families and communities with few societal benefits.

By Julie Ajinkya | Friday, March 8, 2013

The Faces of Indian Women

play_alt icon Video This video highlights the struggles and the resilience of Indian women in a male-dominated society. Until women feel safe, until they are free to leave their homes without having to seek permission from members of their household, and until they are given respect in and out of the workplace, women cannot realize their economic potential.

By Sabina Dewan and Anand Bhaskar Morla | Friday, March 8, 2013

Continuing Former Secretary of State Clinton’s Efforts to Elevate the Global Status of Women and Girls Is a Must

Hillary Clinton and John KerryTaking the baton from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Kerry must ensure that women’s issues remain center stage in world affairs.

By Peter Juul and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, March 8, 2013

We Can’t Afford to Ignore the Benefits of Breastfeeding

BreastfeedingWe must institute policies in America that support and assist new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies but can’t afford to take time off or who need counseling through the process.

By Jane Farrell | Friday, March 8, 2013

Cutting Title X Family Planning in the Sequester Hurts Women’s Reproductive Health

Community health careUnder the sequester, Title X could be cut by $15 million, which would significantly impact critical family-planning and reproductive-health services for women nationwide.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Low-Income Victims of Domestic Violence Facing a Political Super Storm

Reauthorization of Violence Against Women ActDeep domestic spending cuts under sequestration coupled with the stalled reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act will make a bad situation worse for poor victims of domestic violence and their families.

By Erik Stegman and Katie Wright | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Interactive Map: Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Could Leave 4 Million Women Without Coverage

cursor icon Interactive Nearly 4 million women would be eligible to gain coverage through Medicaid in states that have not yet committed to expanding their Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act or that have explicitly rejected the program.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

House Leadership Proposes an Expansive Loophole for Abusive Non-Native American Men on Tribal Land

Violence Against Women Reauthorization ActThe most recent Violence Against Women Act reauthorization proposal from House Republican leadership abandons those Native American women who are abused by non-Native American men on tribal land.

By Erik Stegman | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

5 Ways Sequestration Harms Women

Low-income health careLow-income women and women of color would be hit hardest if sequestration takes effect on Friday.

By Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, February 25, 2013