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united nations puts world-renowned women-abuser on women’s rights panel


our foremost international body has intentionally put saudi arabia, a country notorious for its women’s rights problems, on a commission dedicated to promoting women’s rights.






resistance to the equal rights amendment shows fairness for women sadly is still


to the editor: it’s worth remembering just how straightforward the equal rights amendment is. the entire text has three sentences. (“unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the constitution,” opinion, jan. 5) the first reads, “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or...






us marches for women's rights slam trump, encourage voting


demonstrators from los angeles to new york marched in support of female empowerment and denounced president donald trump's views on immigration, abortion, lgbt rights and women's rights on saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration.






at galvanize chicago, women learn to turn activism into action


one hundred and sixty-nine years (almost to the day) after hundreds of women and men met in seneca falls, n.y., for the first-ever women’s rights convention, another group of change-makers will gather in chicago to advocate for a world in which those hard-won rights and opportunities are fully...






women’s march ignores saudi arabia’s long-awaited step for women’s rights


that saudi arabia will let women drive cars next year is an incredibly big deal for women’s rights. so why hasn’t the women’s march praised this big step yet?






obituary: koryne horbal championed women's rights worldwide


koryne horbal crusaded for women’s rights, knocked down barriers and mentored countless young women.






women across u.s. rally against trump


people participating in rallies and marches in the u.s. and around the world saturday denounced trump's views on immigration, abortion, lgbt rights, women's rights and more.






suzete's battle: women's rights in mozambique


activist suzete educates girls and young women about their rights and teaches them strategies to defend themselves.






honduras election: women's rights put on the agenda


women's rights have 'never been talked about so much' in poverty and violence-stricken honduras ahead of sunday's vote.






this is what the war on abortion rights looks like now


this is what the war on abortion rights looks like saturday is usually the busiest day for protests outside emw women’s clinic in louisville, the last remaining abortion provider in kentucky that came dangerously close to shutting down last week. as women walk to and from the clinic and the parking ...






group calls for indonesia gov’t to investigate raid on women


jakarta, indonesia (ap) — a rights group is calling on the indonesian government to immediately investigate a raid by police and village leaders that forced 12 women described as lesbians out of their community. human rights watch says wednesday that the sept. 2 raid and eviction in west java province’s tugu jaya village violated rights […]






center for family and human rights protest by lgbt group, outright, as a hate gr


the hate group center for family and human rights (c-fam) has used its place on the official us delegation to the annual united nations women’s rights meeting, commission on the status of women, to fundraise for itself in what appears to be a violation of federal ethics rules. outright action international calls for c-fam’s immediate […]






around the world — and near trump's home — women march in show of political forc


demonstrators from los angeles to new york marched in support of female empowerment and denounced president donald trump's views on immigration, abortion, lgbt rights and women's rights on saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration. people marched in casper, wyoming, and cambridge, massachusetts,...






around the world — and near trump's home — women march in show of political forc


people participating in marches in the united states and around the world walked in support of female empowerment and denounced president donald trump's views on immigration, abortion, lgbt rights and women's rights on the anniversary of his inauguration. tens of thousands of them marched in cities...






catholic group fires social worker for women’s rights advocacy on international


catholic charities, a non-profit that’s “working to reduce poverty in america,” has fired a social worker for her women’s rights advocacy, the guardian reports. lori gregory lost her job at hope haven, a mental health facility for children in mississippi, on wednesday—interna...






groups launch legal challenge of quebec's face veil ban


rights groups say the province's bill 62 violates the constitutional rights of muslim women who wear the niqab.






saudi king’s new order loosens guardianship rules on women


dubai, united arab emirates (ap) — saudi arabia’s king salman has issued a directive to government offices that allows women greater access to government services without the consent of a male relative. women’s rights activists say the memo, which has been circulating in government offices this week, codifies the rights of saudi women to access […]






al franken: is he truly a ‘champion of women’s rights’?


as the women line up (i think it’s 6 as of today) accusing minnesota senator and comedian, al franken of playing “grab ass”, shoving his tongue in their mouths or general “feeling up”, i wonder if left-wing mouthpiece, howard fineman still thinks franken is a “champion of women’s rights”? (see tweet dated nov 18) these […]






french women rights activists denounce deneuve's open letter


french women rights activists have denounced an open letter signed by movie star catherine deneuve and others that said say men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations.






rights group chides poland for 'harassment' of protesters


klementyna suchanow, a women's rights activist, was filming an anti-government protest in warsaw in july when she says a police officer grabbed her without warning, pushed her against a traffic light pole and elbowed her in the face.






san jose: thousands rally to support planned parenthood, women’s rights


as part of a thunderous response to anti-abortion groups targeting planned parenthood locations nationwide, thousands of pro-abortion rights demonstrators lined the alameda on saturday, rallying in support of the nonprofit that provides abortions and other medical services to women throughout the united states.






monitoring group offers mixed review of rights in pakistan


islamabad (ap) — an independent group on wednesday offered a mixed report card in its annual look at the state of human rights in pakistan, welcoming the enactment of new laws to protect women but decrying an uptick in religiously motivated vigilantism. the human rights commission of pakistan said the country was among the world’s […]






israeli army 'among world's child rights violators'


documented cases of killing and maiming of children prove that israel is a child rights violator, rights groups say.






no matter how intelligent apes are, giving them legal rights like humans is absu


animal rights groups argue that primates are deserving of legal personhood and the basic rights that come with such designation. they're wrong.






belgium sorry it helped get saudi arabia on un rights panel


belgian prime minister charles michel says it was a mistake for his nation to help vote saudi arabia onto a united nations women's rights committee, arguing that the country does not respect gender equality.






nevada backs equal rights amendment decades after deadline


carson city, nev. (ap) — nevada on wednesday became the first state to approve the equal rights amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the u.s. constitution that women and men are equal under the law. lawmakers who backed the amendment say it is a profound and overdue gesture for women who continue to […]






visit the birthplace of the 'pussyhat' at the l.a. county yarn crawl


the little knittery gained worldwide exposure in january when the “pussyhat project” — pink knit caps with cat ears symbolizing women’s rights — originated at the atwater village yarn shop. “it helped put an awareness on what you can do to make something by hand that makes a statement or helps...






ugandan troops face sexual abuse charges in central africa


kampala, uganda (ap) — ugandan soldiers in central african republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, human rights watch said monday. the rights group said in a report monday that two of the women were girls when the abuse happened, charging that some […]






fox news host shames women’s day protestors for ‘shirking responsibility’ and ‘h


fox news anchor dagen mcdowell on wednesday mocked ‘a day without women’ protests erupting across the nation, insisting the movement—which supports “equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people”—“actually hurts women and hurts women’s empowerment.” “i thi...






monitoring group offers mixed review of rights in pakistan


an independent watchdog on wednesday offered a mixed report card in its annual look at the state of human rights in pakistan, welcoming the enactment of new laws to protect women but decrying an uptick in religiously motivated vigilantism.






unbelievably, women still don't have equal rights in the constitution


the current wave of female rage started with the women’s march on washington: millions of women coming together and rising up around the country, even around the world. now it’s #metoo — an explosion of pent-up rage after decades, even generations, of women putting up with sexual harassment from...






rights group says chechen officials humiliated gay detainees


rights activists from human rights watch say in a new report that high-level officials in russia's chechnya have visited detention facilities where gay people allegedly were illegally held and tortured.






one year under trump: 'an assault on women's health'


rights advocates and health experts say trump has 'attacked' reproductive rights during his first year in office.






ex-doj lawyer: ‘i’ve never seen an administration so intent on pursuing an anti-


after a career pushing for civil rights in washington, the former acting head of the justice department’s civil rights division said she’s stunned by the trump administration’s “anti-civil rights agenda.” in a washington post podcast, civil rights lawyer vanita gupta sa...






wealth, not just wages, is the way to measure women's equality


on aug. 26, we celebrate the day in 1920 that women in the united states finally won the right to vote, a historic victory in the long march toward equal rights. almost a century later, we still have to address the economic disparities women face in order to achieve full equality. today, women...