Politics

Tunisia Overturns Ban Preventing Muslim Women From Marrying Non-Muslim Men

Tunisia Overturns Ban Preventing Muslim Women From Marrying Non-Muslim Men

The right and freedom to marry, or not marry, the person of our choice is one of the most fundamental human rights today. Throughout history this has been a constant […]

October 2, 2017 ×
New Study – Harsher Sentencing For Rape Shows Countries Less Likely To Descend Into War

New Study – Harsher Sentencing For Rape Shows Countries Less Likely To Descend Into War

Whenever governments, politicians, activists or NGOs talk about the need for gender equality, it’s important to recognize the implications of focusing on this issue are far-reaching, especially when it comes […]

September 29, 2017 ×
Indian Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Community’s Freedom To Express Sexual Orientation

Indian Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Community’s Freedom To Express Sexual Orientation

While the Trump administration here in the United States has been busy attacking the LGBTQ community by announcing they will kick transgender members out of the military, over in India, […]

September 14, 2017 ×
A Win For Gender Equality, Indian Supreme Court Rules Triple Talaq Law “Unconstitutional”

A Win For Gender Equality, Indian Supreme Court Rules Triple Talaq Law “Unconstitutional”

The Supreme Court in India just delivered a major ruling that is said to be a major win for gender equality, especially for Muslim women. The ruling concerns the triple […]

September 12, 2017 ×
Pakistan Introduces New Legislation Increasing Rights & Protections For Transgender People

Pakistan Introduces New Legislation Increasing Rights & Protections For Transgender People

While the US continues to see discrimination toward the transgender community from conservative groups and politicians, most notably in Donald Trump’s recent transgender military ban as well as the continual […]

August 30, 2017 ×
Nepal Outlaws Hindu Menstrual Shaming Tradition “Chhaupadi” Which Shuns Women From Society

Nepal Outlaws Hindu Menstrual Shaming Tradition “Chhaupadi” Which Shuns Women From Society

We’ve talked a lot about menstrual stigma and period shaming. How it affects women in developed countries like America and the US with ridiculous “tampon taxes” and women being denied […]

August 30, 2017 ×
Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Feminist Activists Challenging The Male-Dominated Political Landscape

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Feminist Activists Challenging The Male-Dominated Political Landscape

It’s no secret that women are not equally represented in the majority of nations around the world in government. Well, except for Rwanda, where women actually outnumber men at a […]

August 14, 2017 ×
Bahrain Leading The Middle East With A Pioneer Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Program

Bahrain Leading The Middle East With A Pioneer Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Program

It’s shocking to think that in parts of the world today, laws criminalizing domestic and sexual violence still may not exist. Or in other cases, they are being rolled back […]

July 31, 2017 ×
Indigenous Woman From The Zapatista Resistance Mov’t To Run For President Of Mexico In 2018

Indigenous Woman From The Zapatista Resistance Mov’t To Run For President Of Mexico In 2018

We know most people are still recovering from the 2016 Presidential election, and are keeping track of many other federal elections happening around the world (most notably the UK, France […]

July 6, 2017 ×
SuperPAC Of Progressive Female Filmmakers Dedicated To Helping Turn Virginia Blue In 2017

SuperPAC Of Progressive Female Filmmakers Dedicated To Helping Turn Virginia Blue In 2017

When people in the United States hear the term “SuperPAC” it can potentially make them nervous. It conjures up images of bought-and-paid-for politicians, lobby money, corporate greed, and basically a […]

June 7, 2017 ×
Norway’s “Jegertroppen” Is The World’s First All-Female Special Forces Military Unit

Norway’s “Jegertroppen” Is The World’s First All-Female Special Forces Military Unit

Women in military is certainly not a new concept, but women in special elite units and combat roles definitely it. In 2016, the US military finally allowed women to apply […]

May 25, 2017 ×
Afghanistan Government Lays Out New Penalties To Curb Sexual Slavery & Abuse Of Boys

Afghanistan Government Lays Out New Penalties To Curb Sexual Slavery & Abuse Of Boys

In 2015 the New York Times published a ground-breaking article outlining the way ISIS uses rape and the sexual slavery of girls as part of their recruitment. It was a […]

April 5, 2017 ×
India’s First National Women’s Parliament Launched To Inspire Political Leadership In Girls

India’s First National Women’s Parliament Launched To Inspire Political Leadership In Girls

In a country of 1.2 billion people, it’s hard to stomach that nationally, the percentage of women in Indian government is a meager 12%. It is the second most populated […]

March 30, 2017 ×
Meet The Congresswoman Who Introduced The First Federal Bill Tackling Menstrual Stigma

Meet The Congresswoman Who Introduced The First Federal Bill Tackling Menstrual Stigma

If you’ve been paying attention to a certain issue over the past few years, you will be familiar with conversations about menstrual stigma and the tampon tax. In 2015, Canada […]

March 24, 2017 ×
Political Leaders Hold Summit To Discuss Women’s Pivotal Role In Climate Change Policy

Political Leaders Hold Summit To Discuss Women’s Pivotal Role In Climate Change Policy

In case you missed it, an important political conference was held in New York City to discuss one of the most urgent issues affecting literally every person on the planet […]

March 22, 2017 ×