Change

While some men are marking the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling of Roe vs. Wade with an anti-abortion protest today, actor Mark Ruffalo is speaking out in support of women's reproductive rights.

Kayli Vee Levitan has disrupted the recycling of clothing. The creator of Street Store, describes her pop-up shop in South Africa's Cape Town as “the world’s first rent-free, premises-free, free 'pop-up clothing store' for the poor, found entirely on the street and curated by you.”

A new campaign asks the question: What if we cared about living in poverty as much as we care about celebrities.To raise awareness a Canadian organization has launched a provocative campaign that prompts people to care about those living in poverty as much as they care about celebrities.

A moving video by 28-year-old Mumbai-based filmmaker Pooja Batura Pathak, titled Bol or “speak up,” urges Indian women to break their silence and stop the cycle of sexual violence. The text with the video says, “The more you talk, the less it will happen.” It's start, but now a film educating boys and men needs to made.

If Alex Sink wins a special congressional election in Florida, the U.S. Congress for the first time in history will have 100 women serving at once. Close the Gap's Laurie Kretchmar explains what this milestone could mean.
Parenting is the word now—which implies a bit more equity. And men are sharing more in taking care of their children these days. It’s a fact. Good job dads! The Centers for Disease Control recently released a study with details on diapering.

In yet another PSA, Milwaukee “Sex Myths” is helping to start a dialogue with that know-it-all teenager and clueless parent. The campaign tackles mythologic birth control methods such as hot tubs or Mountain Dew But is it working?

A female commando force trained in martial arts will patrol Delhi streets in an effort to increase safety measures. Yet, critics say the new plan is not enough and officials should recruit more female police officers and strengthen the police force instead.

Gender stereotypes can be dangerous. Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the Miss Representation Project, are back with another film that explores gender narratives and the long-term impact of America's idea of masculinity.

Women's organizations are at the forefront of finding ways to fix some of America's flaws. We asked some of the larger groups what they accomplished in the last year and what they hope to get done in the coming 12 months. From pushing through legislation, to changing corporate practices to increasing access to health care, women are putting in the groundwork to create change.
As if you needed more reasons to love her, Laverne Cox is producing a documentary about CeCe McDonald. This star of "Orange is the New Black" has taken on this story of injustice to a trans woman of color; McDonald is in prison after defending herself in an attack.

On a recent trip to Armenia, Judy Norsigian met young women organizing around the lack of sexuality education in their community. Despite the numerous issues women face in Armenia, the intergenerational advocacy is contributing to a growing grassroots movement that will improve the health and well-being of women and girls.

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