Posts tagged "human rights"

A New Policy Will Make Plan B More Accessible To Native American Women

Women’s health advocates have been pushing for a policy that allows easier and more affordable access to the emergency contraception pill, Plan B, in the Native communities for many years,…

Katrin Higher | October 17, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Happy International Women’s Day!

Countries around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day today and for good reason. It has been 106 years since the first International Women’s Day, which occurred in New York…

Katrin Higher | March 8, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Desperate Pleas For Help From Factory Workers Are Turning Up In Shoppers’ Clothes

A desperate note from a factory worker has been found in a pair of pants from discount retailer Primark, making even more of a case for steering clear of our

Claire Hannum | June 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Sudan Frees Woman Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Renounce Christianity

Sudan has freed Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for not renouncing her Christian faith. Ibrahim was born to a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

This Pregnant Sudanese Woman Was Sentenced To Death Because Of Who She Chose To Marry

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who is eight months pregnant, was sentenced to death last week for marrying a Christian man.

In Sudan, a woman is considered…

Claire Hannum | May 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

6 Young Iranians Arrested For “Happy” Music Video Finally Freed

Police in Iran arrested six young adults over the weekend for posting a music video on YouTube in which they dance and lip synch to “Happy.” Tehran’s police chief reportedly…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Matthew Shepard’s Mother Judy Shepard Releases Statement Regarding Fred Phelps’ Death

“Regarding the passing of Fred Phelps, [husband] Dennis and I know how solemn these moments are for anyone who loses a loved one. Out of respect for all people and…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Pussy Riot Is Headed To Brooklyn!

Just two months after being released from a Russian penal colony, members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot are coming to America. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will appear…

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Iranian Woman Might Be Hanged Instead Of Stoned To Death

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, may be hanged instead. She was allegedly complicit with her lover in murdering her…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Transsexual Inmate Has A Beef With The System

Here’s a brainteaser: If someone is born a man, but becomes legally female aside one special male part, and then they kill someone, which prison should they be held in—male…

Daniela Guernica | July 24, 2009 - 8:50 pm

Saudi Arabia: Where The Recession Is A Real Slap in The Face

Have you ever spent so much money you wanted slap yourself? Well, now you don’t have to! Thanks to a Saudi Arabian court, if a wife spends too much of…

Simcha | May 11, 2009 - 6:45 pm

Death By Firing Squad For Pregnant British Woman

A pregnant woman awaiting trial doesn’t usually make international headlines. But add the fact that the woman is facing death by firing squad, and you’ve got a story that’s getting…

Annika Harris | May 4, 2009 - 6:00 pm

What A Dame!

The founder of The Body Shop, an international chain of bath & beauty products, Dame Anita Roddick, has sadly passed, but she also passed on an estimated 100 million dollars…

Simcha | April 16, 2008 - 4:45 pm