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Asian American and Pacific Islander women fighting for equality in the U.S.

By Velu Ochoa Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women in the United States have been fighting for equality and justice for generations. From advocating for immigrant rights to combating anti-Asian hate crimes, AAPI women continue to make their voices heard and drive positive change in the United States. We…

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The Importance of Fat Representation

The Representation Project’s #AllBodies Report was recently featured in a Healthline article about the impact of inadequate fat representation. Our 2022 report examined representations of fat women and girls in entertainment media from 2011 to 2021–the first quantitative study of its kind. Our key findings reflect what fat activists have…

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Addressing Sexism and Bias in Mental Health Therapy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the American Psychological Association is making sure that women of diverse backgrounds feel heard and validated by their therapists with revamped guidelines for the treatment of girls and women in the era of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. The new guidelines help therapists to: Recognize…

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The Gail Awards 2023

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to The Gail Awards for their incredible support in raising $20,362.12 to go to the Fund for Women's Equality and our work of promoting equality for all. Their recognition and advocacy have been invaluable in our mission to make a positive…

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Republicans Block Senate Vote on ERA—But Advocates Vow to Continue the Fight

By Roxy Szal and Oliver C. Haug The Senate on Thursday had its first vote on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 40 years. At a press conference after the Thursday vote, advocates and lawmakers vowed to not give up the fight for the ERA. (ERA Coalition / Twitter) Republican…

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Feminism in Sports: the Breakthroughs and the Setbacks

By Ava Lee-Green Women’s and girls’ participation in sports is on the rise. With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup right around the corner, there has been a lot of conversation about not only the United States Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) chances of bringing home a fifth World Cup title…

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For People With Disabilities, Vacationing is Often Anything But!

By Dawn Grabowski Women with disabilities are even more likely to be victims of violence or rape than non-disabled women, and are less likely to be able to obtain police intervention, legal protection, or prophylactic care. With the summer months fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, it is again time…

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Strengthening Our Economy Through the Equal Rights Amendment & Equality for All

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has been a topic of debate for decades. The amendment was first introduced in 1923 and seeks to guarantee equal rights under the law regardless of sex. Despite the continued push for the amendment it has yet to be published in the U.S. Constitution, despite…

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The Intersection of Gender and Race: How the Equal Rights Amendment Advances Racial Justice

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Step Toward Racial Justice The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights and protections under the law for all citizens, regardless of gender. Although the amendment has not yet been added to the Constitution,…

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Top Strategies for Improving Maternal Mortality: Lessons from Haiti

By David Vanderpool, MD As a humanitarian and medical nonprofit founder working in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, I discovered several issues contributing to extremely high maternal and infant mortality rates in the region we served. By implementing a few key strategies to improve both, we decreased maternal mortality by…

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