Women’s rights activists Hoda Amid and Najmeh Vahedi were arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intelligence organization in Tehran on September 1, 2018 and taken to an unknown location, the Center for Human Rights learned. Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Their arrest took place at their home threeRead More →

(Beirut) – Saudi authorities have arrested internationally recognized women’s rights activist Samar Badawi and Eastern Province activist Nassima al-Sadah in the past two days, Human Rights Watch said today. . Badawi and al-Sadah are the latest victims of an unprecedented government crackdown on the women’s rights movement that began onRead More →

If you haven’t already seen Recent column by Cleta Mitchell in the New York Times, it is a must-read. Mitchell, a Washington lawyer who represents conservative causes, joined the women’s movement in the early 1970s. She campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment and, as a lawmaker in Oklahoma, supported abortionRead More →

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, despite decades of activism and promises, women remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from the workplace and home to the highest levels of business and government. Policies and systems continue to neglect women’s needs, leaving them, for example, without access to reproductive healthRead More →

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women’s rights activists condemned the Nigerian Senate on Thursday for rejecting a Gender and Equality Bill that pledged to eliminate discrimination in politics, education and employment , protect women’s land rights and combat violence against women. The Gender andRead More →

William Barnett, my paternal grandfather, came to America in 1910 and became a labor organizer with the International Cap Makers Union. Although William was enamored with his newfound freedoms in America and angered by the appalling working conditions of his fellow workers, my grandmother Lottie was not amused. With fourRead More →

Amid all the dissection of John F. Kennedy’s legacy this week, one achievement has gone largely unnoticed: her role in launching the modern women’s movement. To be sure, JFK’s record on women (especially in his personal life) was mixed, and his cabinet and political staff were overwhelmingly male. Nevertheless, inRead More →