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Women's Rights

Notre Dame Enters the Minefield, Plus the Other Businesses Who Will Deny Contraceptive Care After Hobby Lobby

After SCOTUS' ruling Monday, other lower courts will follow suit. A selection of the businesses--and one big university--that will challenge Obamacare's contraceptive care mandate.  Read More »

Iranian Women Defy Ban from Watching Sports with Men for World Cup

Iranian women arrested for watching The World Cup in public with men.  Read More »

Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Family

A 25-year-old Pakistani woman was stoned to death today by her father and family for registering to marry a man of whom they did not approve.  Read More »

#YesAllWomen but #NotAllMen: Two Shootings and a Social Media Movement

After two shootings aimed at women in one weekend, the country has responded with a social media movement around women's issues.  The hashtag #YesAllWomen has gone viral, amassing 1.5 million tweets so far, and calls for an end to violence against women.  Read More »

Breaking Down the Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

Women's rights have come a long way, but what we can't forget is that on average, women still only make .77 cents on the dollar for every dollar that a man makes. That's not a wage gap from 50 years ago, or even 25 years ago, it's the wage gap that exists today. Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: The Lawsuit That Led To Women in the NYC Firehouse

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we highlight the class-action lawsuit filed by MAKER Brenda Berkman that successfully led to women in the NYC Firehouse. Read More »

Women in Combat: A 50-Year View

Well, how about that? Last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced the end of existing combat exclusion policies which for decades have prevented military women from being assigned to units performing direct combat roles. Read More »