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."
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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