Category: Advocates/Activists

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Pink Ribbon Awareness Campaigns Will Never Deliver Public Health

Pink Ribbon Awareness Campaigns Will Never Deliver Public Health

Many disease awareness campaigns ignore key issues like health care access and environmental health hazards. Source: Pink Ribbon Awareness Campaigns [...]
9 inspiring stories from women fighting injustice around the world

9 inspiring stories from women fighting injustice around the world

On International Women's Day this collection of the inspiring women, including a disability campaigner, an investigative journalist, two lawyers and a [...]
When Will We Finally Be Done Talking About Violence and Abuse?

When Will We Finally Be Done Talking About Violence and Abuse?

The answer to that question depends on all of us.  When we collectively get our acts together so that rape, abuse, and violence isn't so commonpla [...]
Why Black Women Really Face Domestic Violence at Higher Rates

Why Black Women Really Face Domestic Violence at Higher Rates

[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="240"][/media-credit] I recently read an article in a mainstream Black publication that disappointed me. [...]
‘Until her bones are broken’: Myanmar activists fight to outlaw domestic violence

‘Until her bones are broken’: Myanmar activists fight to outlaw domestic violence

Cradling her one-year-old daughter in a house in southern Myanmar, 22-year-old Nu Nu Aye recalled the reasons her husband gave for beating her. She ha [...]
BOLD Authors Required: Telling Stories of Intimate Personal Violence

BOLD Authors Required: Telling Stories of Intimate Personal Violence

[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="333"][/media-credit] Two issues that take courage, innovation, and dedication. Two courageous, innov [...]
Do Not Break a Bird’s Wing and Then Tell It to Fly

Do Not Break a Bird’s Wing and Then Tell It to Fly

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How These Women Got Hair Discrimination Outlawed in NYC via NowThis

How These Women Got Hair Discrimination Outlawed in NYC via NowThis

Consider this, Black women are already paid so much less for the same work as their white counterparts. The issue of Natural Hair discrimination di [...]
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