Women’s Rights

Women’s rights are human rights. Legal and ethical rights should not be limited due to sex or gender, and women the world over fight for the right to live free from violence and discrimination, to have access to education, to own property, to work and earn an equal wage to men, to vote, to have access to health care, and to have control over our bodies and independent movement from place to place. Women and girls face gender-discriminatory treatment, policies, and cultural norms that routinely deny them of some or many of these rights. Increasing and protecting women’s rights has been shown to make the world a better place in economic, social, sustainability, and development arenas. The more equity we all have as global citizens, the more we can use our collective power and creativity to solve our problems. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


What Islam Really Says About Women | Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit's family moved from Canada to Libya when she was 15. Before, she’d felt equal to her brothers, but in this new environment she sensed big prohibitions on what she could accomplish.


Filled with powerful imagery, this poem relates the tragic story of Indios, a native woman falsely accused of the death of her children.

“Psychological Abuse Exists Everywhere.”

Sherin Khankan, 45, is Denmark’s first female Imam and the founder of Exitcircle, an NGO for victims of psychological abuse.

A right delayed is a right denied.


Roxane Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist

When writer Roxane Gay dubbed herself a "bad feminist," she was making a joke, acknowledging that she couldn't possibly live up to the demands for perfection of the feminist movement. But she's realized that the joke rang hollow.

Moving Beyond Words

Gloria Steinem is one of the country's most influential and innovative writers and activists. In Revolution From Within, Marilyn: Norma Jean, And Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions, she created a dialogue with her readers that shapes the way we think about human possibilities.

A Timely Collection of Vital Writing by Audre Lorde

In her public appearances, Audre Lorde famously introduced herself the same way: “I am a Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.”

Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.


Sister Joan Chittister at TEDxWomen 2012

Sister Joan Chittister talks about new ideas in faith and contemporary science that are challenging the traditional hierarchical view of women's place and role in society.

My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both.


Women’s Well-Being