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Russian Police Detain Feminist Summer Camp Guests Over 'Extremism' Concerns

Police in the southern region of Krasnodar detained 11 women's rights activists who just wanted to hang out in an environment free of "sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and any sort of xenophobia."
Zing Tsjeng
8.17.17
crime
crime

Female Recruits Forced to Undergo Vaginal Exams by Nebraska State Patrol, Lawsuit Claims

A lawsuit alleges that a female state trooper was forced to submit to a "medically unnecessary and sexually invasive" procedure before she was hired, and it has prompted a criminal investigation.
Kimberly Lawson
8.3.17
women's rights
women's rights

Afghan Women Are Fighting for the Right to Be Called By Their Names

Some Afghan men believe that sharing a woman's birth name dishonors her, using phrases like "my goat" or "my chicken" to refer to them instead. Now, women are fighting back with a social media campaign that asks: Where is my name?
Mitchell Sunderland
8.3.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

Hundreds of Extremists Plan to Descend on Kentucky's Last Abortion Clinic

The EMW Women's Surgical Center is bracing itself for a week-long protest that's bringing together anti-abortion zealots from across the US.
Gabby Bess
7.20.17
women's health
women's health

Trump Is the First President to Single Out a Health Care Provider in Budget

On the first page of his new budget proposal, Donald Trump has both named Planned Parenthood and called for its absolute defunding—among other cuts that disproportionally affect low income women.
Leila Ettachfini
5.23.17
Pregnancy
Pregnancy

Pregnant Women Are Being Arrested for Crimes They Didn't Know They Committed

In the United States, state-level legislation is being used to prosecute pregnant women who use drugs—violating their civil rights and making it impossible for them to get the help they need.
Kimberly Lawson
5.23.17
Religious Freedom
Religious Freedom

Doctors Argue That Female Genital Mutilation Is Protected Under First Amendment

In a landmark case, lawyers are claiming religious freedom to defend doctors facing charges for performing FGM on seven-year-olds in Michigan.
Gabby Bess
5.22.17
rape
rape

In Most States, Forcibly Continuing Sex After a Partner Says 'No' Is Not Rape

Only eight states recognize a person's right to withdraw consent after penetration has occurred, leaving rape victims vulnerable.
Gabby Bess
5.4.17
Broadly Voices
Broadly Voices

Malala Shares What She Would Tell President Trump About the Refugee Crisis

Malala Yousafzai talks with Broadly about the refugee crisis, her work advocating for women's rights and education, and to discuss her new project, Girl Power Trip, which kicked off its global tour in April, 2017.
Broadly Staff
4.27.17
feminism
feminism

The Teens Going Door to Door to Stop Child Marriages

Child marriage is technically illegal in Bangladesh, but six in 10 girls are still married off before the age of 18. Now, teens across the country are adopting grassroots approaches to fight for their rights—and it's working.
Madeline Moitozo
3.30.17
Equal Pay
Equal Pay

Iceland Announces Plan to Enforce Equal Pay Across All Companies

"The fact that the Icelandic government is taking this action represents an endorsement of the importance of gender equity. The government is leading by example, showing that it recognizes that what's good for women is good for men, business...
Kimberly Lawson
3.10.17
women's rights
women's rights

Former ISIS Sex Slave Nadia Murad Tells Her Story of Survival to Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem sits down with human trafficking survivor and human rights activist, Nadia Murad.
Broadly Staff
3.8.17