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Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: A Barely Addressed Human Rights Crisis

Marriage is founded in the "idea" of love, but it's always been complicated. It's become even more complex throughout time and cultural shifts. In fac... Read More »

Jimmy Carter: "The Number One Abuse of Human Rights On Earth... Is the Abuse of Women and Girls"

Though violence against women remains a continued point of discu ion around the world, little significant progre has been made over the last few year... Read More »

Meet The Women Fighting Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban

In 1967, the Abortion Act made it lawful for any British woman to have an abortion, so long as it was administered by a registered practitioner and tw... Read More »

Amal Clooney to Represent Nadia Murad and Survivors of Yazidi Genocide

Amal Clooney will be representing ISIS survivors of the Yazidi genocide including Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad, who bravely spoke out against... Read More »

How Periods — Yes, Periods — Force Girls Out of School

By Shay Maunz You're a woman, so you know the cycle: Get your period. Get a little annoyed you have to deal with it. Deal with it and move on with you... Read More »

It's Been Two Years, So Why Haven't We Been Able to #BringBackOurGirls?

By Shay Maunz Thursday marked the second anniversary of the night that 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. The abducto... Read More »

We Can All Take a Cue From Amal Clooney On Using Fame for Good

By Meredith Lepore Amal Clooney is an internationally-acclaimed human-rights lawyer and campaigner who has been working for over 15 years. She has act... Read More »

Exclusive Q&A With Human Rights Lawyer Meaza Ashenafi

Meaza Ashenafi is a leading human rights advocate whose pa ion for equality and activism has propelled her into the global spotlight. A native of Ethi... Read More »

6 Quotes to Honor the Legacy of Grace Lee Boggs

Human rights advocate, philosopher and author Grace Lee Boggs pa ed away on Monday at the age of 100.  Boggs was a visionary. She notably spoke out on... Read More »

Meet Aqeela Asifi, the Afghan Woman Who Devotes Her Life to Educating Girls in Refugee Villages

By Jennifer Memmolo This year, the number of refugees and people seeking asylum from war-torn countries has reached levels not seen since World War II... Read More »

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