Politics

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 ×
Oxfam Engaging Indigenous Australian Women In Policy-Making Process With National Forum

Oxfam Engaging Indigenous Australian Women In Policy-Making Process With National Forum

When more women have a seat at the decision-making table, change happens. That is precisely the goal of Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk forum – to create change, led by Indigenous […]

January 30, 2017 ×
Australia’s First Female Muslim MP, Anne Aly, Gives Powerful Feminist Speech In Parliament

Australia’s First Female Muslim MP, Anne Aly, Gives Powerful Feminist Speech In Parliament

When we look at global politics right now, it is easy to get disheartened about the uprising of hatred, fear, racism and strong sentiments that seek to divide people based […]

January 16, 2017 ×
How Japanese Women Are Shaking Up The World Of Political Leadership On A Number Of Levels

How Japanese Women Are Shaking Up The World Of Political Leadership On A Number Of Levels

We know many of us have political fatigue, especially in the wake of the recent US Presidential election which left many of us shocked and angry with the results. With […]

December 15, 2016 ×
Trevor Noah’s Powerful Reminder That Existing In The World As A Person Of Color Is A Political Act

Trevor Noah’s Powerful Reminder That Existing In The World As A Person Of Color Is A Political Act

We are in the midst of a turbulent political period here in the United States, yet it is a moment not unique to Americans by any means. Following the election […]

November 29, 2016 ×
The Silver Lining – These Progressive Women Just Made History In The US Election

The Silver Lining – These Progressive Women Just Made History In The US Election

For many of us, this has been a rough week in politics. The GTHQ team is still processing the shock of seeing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton losing to outward bigot, […]

November 10, 2016 ×
Meet The Feminist Founder Of A Site Dedicated To Championing Repro Rights In Ireland

Meet The Feminist Founder Of A Site Dedicated To Championing Repro Rights In Ireland

Most people are familiar with the current heightened hysteria around the issue of abortion in the United States. We have covered numerous aspects of the issue, from the various state […]

August 25, 2016 ×
Afghanistan’s Lone Female Governors Defying Sexism & Religious Conservatism To Do Their Job

Afghanistan’s Lone Female Governors Defying Sexism & Religious Conservatism To Do Their Job

We’ve posted quite a few articles on the women who are pushing through long-held gender barriers in Afghanistan, and it should be noted that one of the biggest proponents of […]

August 24, 2016 ×
Massachusetts Just Became The First US State To Sign This Type Of Equal Pay Bill Into Law

Massachusetts Just Became The First US State To Sign This Type Of Equal Pay Bill Into Law

Now this is what progress looks like! In case you missed it, Massachusetts just became the first US state to sign an equal pay law that includes specific types of […]

August 17, 2016 ×
Following Qandeel Baloch’s Murder, Pakistan Unanimously Passes “Honor Killings” Bill

Following Qandeel Baloch’s Murder, Pakistan Unanimously Passes “Honor Killings” Bill

Last month the world was shocked to hear of the horrific murder of Pakistani social media personality and singer Qandeel Baloch, an outspoken feminist who was a voice for many […]

August 15, 2016 ×
India Updates Its National Policy For Women Promising More Action Toward Gender Equality

India Updates Its National Policy For Women Promising More Action Toward Gender Equality

More of this, world leaders! Recent news out of India shows the call for gender equality and more government accountability in the country’s deeply ingrained violence epidemic is slowly being […]

July 28, 2016 ×