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Women's Rights: Archives

What the International Community Can Do to Support the Protest Against the Delhi Gang Rape

India protestThis week’s horrifying incident is a tangible chance to advocate for stronger policies to protect women from violence, harassment, and discrimination.

By Sabina Dewan | Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Reproductive Justice and Faith Victories of 2012

Nancy PelosiFaith leaders this year have helped win 12 important victories in the fight for reproductive justice for all.

By Eleni Towns | Friday, December 21, 2012

No-Cost Preventive Services Benefits Go into Effect for Many Women on January 1

Most women with employer-based health insurance will gain access to no-cost preventive care in the new year.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Women and Warfare: Denying Combat Recognition Creates ‘Brass Ceiling’

Capt. HellieU.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that women can no longer be shielded from enemy fire, but the military still denies them due recognition for their service.

By Katie Miller and Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, December 20, 2012

How Women Changed the Outcome of the Election

Women vote in Oklahoma City article icon Issue Brief With women deciding the presidential election, and with record numbers of women in both the House and the Senate, policies helping women must now be on the front burner.

By Margie Omero and Tara McGuinness | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video: Our Voices, Our Agenda

play_alt icon Video CAP asks women from around the country what is on their agenda the next four years.

By Andrew Satter | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Infographic: Emergency Contraception over the Counter

The age restriction to emergency contraception creates barriers not just for teens but also for adult women. These barriers should be removed so that emergency contraception is available over the counter without a prescription to all.

By Liz Chen and Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, December 7, 2012

Where the War on Voting Meets the War on Women

Woman preparing to voteThis election season women voters of color may face a dual disenfranchisement when the war on women meets the war on voters.

By Liz Chen and Jessica Arons | Monday, November 5, 2012

A Dual Disenfranchisement

African American woman in the voting booth book_alt2 icon Report When women of color are denied the opportunity to participate in civic life because of voter ID laws, they also lose the ability to voice their opinions and hold lawmakers accountable on the reproductive health issues that directly affect them.

By Liz Chen | Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Abortion Is the Battle, but Women’s Health Is the War

Dr. Boyd shows two different ultrasound devices. Emilie Openchowski explains why the recent debate about abortion is just a piece of women’s health under assault by social conservatives.

By Emilie Openchowski | Thursday, August 23, 2012

FAQ: No-Cost Preventive Services for Women

Elizabeth Rich explains how to find out if and when the Affordable Care Act’s promise of no-cost coverage for women’s preventive services will apply to you.

By Elizabeth Rich | Wednesday, August 8, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Religion and Contraception

Eleni Towns examines the faith perspective on no-cost contraception that kicks off today under Obamacare.

By Eleni Towns | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

State Efforts to Reject Contraceptive Coverage Laws on Religious Grounds

Jessica Arons and Elizabeth Rich provides an update on state-level efforts to undermine the Obamacare provision to guarantee no-cost contraception.

By Jessica Arons and Elizabeth Rich | Monday, July 30, 2012

Young Women and Reproductive Health Care

Jessica Arons, Lucy Panza, and Lindsay Rosenthal explain why the Affordable Care Act helps young women access the health care they need in an affordable way.

By Jessica Arons, Lucy Panza, and Lindsay Rosenthal | Monday, July 30, 2012

Young Americans: What No-Cost Contraception Means to Us

play_alt icon Video CAP asks young Americans what no-cost coverage of birth control will mean to them.

Monday, July 30, 2012