Gruesome billboards of a woman in a bloodied and torn bridal gown appeared around Beirut recently, captioned in Arabic: “A white dress doesn’t cover up rape.” This spring, a women’s rights group, Abaad, hung similarly defiled gowns along the city’s famous seaside promenade. Source: One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle...
Guns are used in more than half of murders of women, and the highest frequency is among non-Hispanic black victims, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Source: Women Murder Victims: Guns Used in Majority of Homicides
President Donald Trump is set to revoke a federal rule that requires employers to cover birth control in their health insurance plans at no cost to women, The New York Times reports. Source: Trump Set To Roll Back Mandate For Birth Control Coverage
Donald Trump has been ridiculed on social media for comments he made during a speech on women’s history. Source: Donald Trump gives speech on women’s rights without irony | The Independent
A judge’s decision might let Missouri, which has just one operating abortion clinic, get four more. Source: The week in women’s rights: States are attempting to modify their definitions of rape and sex.
Angelina Jolie and her son Maddox reportedly visited Buckingham Palace on Tuesday Source: Angelina Jolie Visits Buckingham Palace with Maddox After Women’s Rights Lecture
Our quest to raise money for Planned Parenthood taught us about sacrifice and staying the course. Source: I Ran From NY To D.C. For Women’s Rights. Here’s What I Learned. | The Huffington Post
Washington DC and London among 30 cities rallying against ‘politics of fear’ on day after inauguration Source: Donald Trump victory sparks global women’s rights marches | Politics | The Guardian
A women’s rights promotion body, Reseau des Femmes, has called on policymakers to develop a framework that can help entrench values in girls and boys at early age to ensure they are shaped into future generation that is respectful of gender and women’s rights. Source: Women rights body calls for break of cultural barriers...
The new administration would like to put an end to free birth control, among things. Source: Trump could end free birth control and threaten American women’s reproductive rights — Quartz