Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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"Today is a win, but it is only the first step in what will undoubtedly be a long and difficult fight," said one pro-choice advocate.

Texas abortion law reflects GOP turn towards citizen enforcement

Is this the highest-profile example of a growing push by Republicans to give supporters broad power to sue over issues important to their base?

A chill wind: Texas unleashes bounty hunters on women

Texas' latest abortion ban deputizes ordinary citizens to hunt down and sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion after 6 weeks (e.g. clinic staff, taxi drivers, someone who provided money for the procedure).

Trade policy won’t work for workers till it works for women

The Biden administration needs to adopt a gender and social inclusion framework for future trade negotiations and agreements.

Federal judges blocks Arkansas abortion ban

This law “is categorically unconstitutional, and plaintiffs have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits.”

#FreeBrittney and all Saudi women too!

If any woman can relate to Brittney’s struggle to free herself from her father’s rule, it is Saudi women’s rights activist Samar Badawi.

Billie Jean King, foremother

And still in the game...

Male voices dominate the news. Here’s how journalists and female experts can turn this...

You might expect the gender ratio of people quoted in the news would mirror the gender split of our society. But that's not the case.

Women’s pain is routinely underestimated, and gender stereotypes are to blame—new research

A new study has found gender stereotypes are particularly decisive in the estimation of patients’ pain.

Lessons from the past: Protecting women and girls from violence during COVID-19

Little attention has been paid to women and girls in humanitarian settings, those whose safety has already been reduced due to conflict, natural disaster or displacement.

WHO finds violence against women ‘remains devastatingly pervasive,’ affecting 1 in 3 worldwide

"Violence against women is endemic in every country and culture, causing harm to millions of women and their families, and has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic."

#MeToo

Women power

NationofChange was founded by Board President, Donna Luca. We make women’s rights issues a priority, and we feature the voices of powerful women.

Alexandra Jacobo is a progressive writer, activist, and mother who began her political involvement in earnest passing out blankets to occupiers in Zuccotti Park in 2011. She is concerned with educating the public and inspiring them to take action on progressive issues that promote positive change at home and abroad.
Emily Molli is an internationally published photo and video journalist from Chicago where she wrote and produced videos as a regional correspondent for Xinhua News Agency. Her work has appeared in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Guardian, and many more.
Amy Goodman is the host of "Democracy Now!," a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of "Breaking the Sound Barrier," recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the peace group CODEPINK and the human rights organization Global Exchange. She is the author of eight books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
Rebeca Theodore is a syndicated op-ed columnist based in Washington, D.C. She writes on the platform of national security, politics and human rights.
Jessica’s writing has been published by The Nation, In These Times, The Ithaca Voice, London’s Peace News, and Common Dreams. Her work in journalism primarily explores the intersection of politics, public health, and environmental policy. She also writes about human and civil rights, gender, and labor issues.