Today, the United States Supreme Court reversed Roe v Wade, a decision that protected the right of millions of people across the country to an abortion without government interference. Today’s decision changes that, and now people across the country find their reproductive rights further restricted and access to abortions considerably limited.
This decision has serious consequences for reproductive rights and
On Saturday, homeless women who are members of Picture the Homeless helped lead a march through Harlem for International Working Women’s Day. Why?
Women and families represent the fastest growing groups of the homeless population nationally. Approximately half of the homeless population are families with children. Among
Amidst national protests against police brutality and violence against Black communities in the United States, young Black women and LGBTQI youth are taking a leadership role in organizing demonstrations and mobilizing their communities to stand up for justice.
Two organizations, Streetwise and Safe (SAS) and BreakOut! have been building networks of young Black women and LGBTQI youth leaders who are
Quetzalli Enrique is still a high school student, but she is already a leader. During her freshman year, she delivered a statement for the Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
As a young Indigenous woman living in Arizona, Quetzalli says she is driven by a desire “to preserve her culture for the generations
The Situation: In April 2010, Arizona’s infamous immigration bill SB 1070 was signed into law. It requires police officers to interrogate and detain anyone they think might be an undocumented immigrant, and criminalizes legal immigrants for not carrying their papers. Harsh immigration laws have particularly impacted women and children, since the law separates families and women face physical abuse by
The Situation: In March 2011 the state of Virginia General Assembly passed a bill involving the “targeted regulation of abortion providers,” or “TRAP.” The TRAP bill represents an emerging trend of anti-choice legislation in which regulations are put in place that make abortion difficult or impossible to access. Soon after the March legislation passed, the state also required women’s health
The Situation: In 2010, the State of Arizona passed Senate Bill 1070. The legislation required police officers to interrogate and detain anyone they think might be an undocumented immigrant, and criminalized legal immigrants for not carrying their papers.
Harsh immigration laws have a particularly horrific effect on women and children, since they are separated from their families and can face