By Linda Nwoke Several misconceptions exist on the issue of violence against women. However, key facts about violence against women are that it can be physical, psychological, or sexual and takes place in private and public spaces like the victims’ homes, the streets, or during the war. Secondly, violence against women and girls is a […]
By Emma Specter, Vogue In what feels like an increasingly rare win for progressive values in the U.S., the House of Representatives voted 235-189 on Friday to pass the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act, a bill that seeks to ban race-based hair discrimination in employment and against those participating […]
By Ralph Ellis, WebMD The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act, a lapsed law designed to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault, The New York Times reported. The VAWA provides funding for programs that support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, such as rape crisis centers, as […]
By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive The European Institute for Gender Equality describes sexual exploitation as any attempt or actual abuse of someone’s position of vulnerability, trust, or less power, for sexual purposes, bringing about social, political, or monetary gain by the perpetrator. Sexual exploitation exists in various forms, including prostitution (window, brothels, and street prostitution), […]
The New Majority: Women Finally Make up Most of the New York City Council. How Will That Change the Body’s Priorities?
City Council Member Carlina Rivera and Mayoral candidate Eric Adams at rally for Adams with Latino leaders at Grand Slam Banquet Hall. – New York, NY – October 13, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Annie McDonough, City & State New York WITH 31 WOMEN, the New York City Council has for the first time in its history […]
How a Supreme Court Decision Limiting Access to Abortion Could Harm the Economy and Women’s Well-Being
Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court as the court revisits Roe v. Wade and the issue of abortion rights in Washington, DC on December 1, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Michele Gilman, The Conversation The Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, heard oral arguments in a case that may result in a ruling that overturns Roe v. […]