Ozan KOSE / AFP Turkish police arrested 12 women’s rights activists in southeastern Diyarbakır province on Wednesday morning after raiding their homes, Turkish media reported. Adalet Kaya from the Diyarbakır-based Rosa Women’s Association, former Diyarbakır co-mayor from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Filiz Buluttekin and Fatma Yıldızhan from the UnionRead More →

Former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and Vice President Kamala Harris of using sexism as a shield against legitimate criticism on “Fox News” Primetime “Monday. Fox host Rachel Campos-Duffy said Harris failed to take responsibility for many of his failures and that the vice presidentRead More →

Three women’s rights activists – Baia Pataraia, Eliso Rukhadze and Tozu Gulmamedli – received the Kato Mikeladze Award from the Women’s Fund for their dedication to gender equality and the protection of women’s rights in Georgia. Tozu Gulmamedli is an activist working with ethnic minority women and founder of theRead More →

Bandana Rana, who is the former vice-chair of the United Nations Association for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee and currently chair of the CEDAW Investigations Working Group , says she plans to talk about amplifying the voices and visibility of women through United Nations mechanisms during herRead More →

Marcia Freedman, an Israeli lawmaker who pioneered LGBTQ and women’s rights in the 1970s and started the country’s first women’s shelter, died Tuesday at the age of 83. The US-born left-winger was also an early advocate of the two-state solution, advocating for recognition of an independent Palestinian state. She divorcedRead More →

Jamie Lee Curtis, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday night ahead of the out-of-competition screening of “Halloween Kills,” responded to accusations that the franchise’s first film was “Anti-feminist” and “women bashing” at a press conference earlier today. Curtis said she thoughtRead More →

Outreach groups were the foundation of second wave feminism, awakening women to their struggles and the sexism of the social structures in which they lived. An article from 1979 gives a fascinating insight into their purpose and structure. Bonnie Moore Randolph and Clydene Ross-Valliere, both nurses in the field ofRead 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 →