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Missouri GOP Lawmaker Creates Abortion Bill Requiring Father's Consent
State Representative Rick Brattin says "legitimate rape" and incest would be the only exceptions....


MC Lyte Co-Curates Planned Parenthood Playlist to Encourage Women to Vote
Don’t forget to go to the polls on Nov. 4....


Commentary: Why the Transgender Day of Remembrance Matters
The African-American transgender community disproportionately faces violence and homicide....


Commentary: Why Are Black Abortion Rates So High?
Why are Black abortion rates so high? Black teens are four times more likely to terminate their pre...


Kenya Women March for Right to Wear Mini-Skirts
A group of protesters, mostly women, flooded Nairobi on Nov. 17 to condemn a series of recent attac...


The Supreme Price Focuses on Empowering Girls in Nigeria
Joanna Lipper's "The Supreme Price" provides a historical and social context for Nigeria's Pro-Demo...


This Day in Black History: May 29, 1851
Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at...


Girl Power: Organizations Launch Offense Against Threats to Women’s Rights
Women's groups form coalition to use the power of the vote to protect threats against women's right...


Black Sororities, Fraternities Differ on Protests
Two sororities had previously told members not wear the groups' letters or symbols at protests agai...


This Day in Black History: March 24, 1912
Civil rights activist Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 24, 1912....


5 Women Charged Under Senegal's Anti-Gay Law
A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country's anti-gay law that imp...


Rights Group: Extremists Abduct Females in Nigeria
Human Rights Watch says Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are abducting and apparently raping...


Meet the Georgia Five: Black Women Running for Statewide Office
Voters could elect five Black women to statewide office in the Peach state....


Commentary: I Vote to Give Voice to the Women Who Weren’t Allowed To
Black women can create a more representative political body that will fight for pay equity, health ...


Commentary: Marissa Alexander and Gun Rights
Why "Stand Your Ground" laws don't apply to women....


Get Ready for a Voting Rights Revolution
Voting rights activists call for a movement to fight disenfranchisement while states ready to imple...


Black Presidents Tout Women's Rights
Africa's female leaders are fighting entrenched cultural and religious ideas about family planning....


Commentary: President Obama Supports Women's Rights to Choose
In a post on 90 Days, 90 Reasons, Jamaica Kincaid says that President Obama's support of women's ri...


Anita Hill on Race, Sexual Harassment and Her New Documentary
The civil rights icon shares her journey in ANITA....


Proposed Rules on Funding for Abortion Could Chip Away at Women's Rights
New bill raises questions about the current definition of rape....

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