by Gloria Allred When I began to practice law, almost 42 years ago, I had no idea that there was so much sexual harassment, so much sexual abuse of women and so much violence against women. I decided to accept some cases involving women’s rights, not understanding that this problem was so pervasive and so...
Women’s rights groups say change will discourage reports The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints, the APreports. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Obama’s policy had been unfairly skewed against...
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