Politics

Denmark’s New Feministisk Initiativ Political Party Is All About Intersectionality & Dismantling Racism

Denmark’s New Feministisk Initiativ Political Party Is All About Intersectionality & Dismantling Racism

Denmark has a new political party, and it is all about intersectional feminism and destroying racism. The Feministisk Initiativ is an off-shoot of the Feminist Initiative parties that have already […]

December 14, 2017 ×
Senator Kamala Harris Sponsoring The First Federal US Bill Criminalizing Revenge Porn

Senator Kamala Harris Sponsoring The First Federal US Bill Criminalizing Revenge Porn

She made history in 2016 as the first Indian-American person to enter the US senate, and the first black senator from California, and now Kamala Harris could make history once […]

December 12, 2017 ×
This Organization Is Encouraging Young Black & Brown Girls To Run For Political Positions

This Organization Is Encouraging Young Black & Brown Girls To Run For Political Positions

The November 7 elections this year overwhelmingly proved the diversity of America, and that we are ready to see a new kind of political representation at all levels. The most […]

December 5, 2017 ×
US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s Bill Requiring Women To Be Part Of Conflict Prevention Becomes Law

US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s Bill Requiring Women To Be Part Of Conflict Prevention Becomes Law

We love the saying: “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu”. It can be applied to a number of situations, when talking about […]

October 20, 2017 ×
Protecting The Girl Child: Indian Supreme Court Rules Sex With A Child Bride Is Rape

Protecting The Girl Child: Indian Supreme Court Rules Sex With A Child Bride Is Rape

This year, India marked International Day of the Girl Child with a very significant Supreme Court ruling – sex with a child bride will now be considered rape. ThisĀ is a […]

October 19, 2017 ×
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 ×