RJS Panel #2: Burden of Roe

Tuyet Duong Tuyet Duong has spent two decades championing human rights, civil rights, equity, and economic justice issues. Her career has spanned across nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors. She currently serves as the Chief Policy and Government Affairs Officer at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), where she leads the policy department’s work Read more …

Caitlin Clark Making Women’s Sports a Slam Dunk 

Women’s basketball has long been overshadowed by its male counterpart. As someone who played women’s basketball for 12 years, it was painfully obvious how much viewers preferred to watch men’s games. Our varsity girls’ basketball team would have an average of 8 students at each home game compared to the men’s full student section. While Read more …

Pews to Politics: How American Christian Antiabortionists Have Influenced Abortion and Reproductive Care in the United States

The current state of reproductive access and care in the United States is disheartening, marked by a decline in accessibility since 2017 and a surge in barriers such as limited birth control access, geographical distances to clinics, and instances of physical harassment.1 The overturn of Roe v. Wade in 2022 shifted the responsibility of protecting Read more …

A Love Letter to Public Libraries

Some of my favorite childhood memories are going to the local library during the summer. I loved searching for the perfect book to escape into or a DVD to borrow. There were fantastic programs with fun snacks and crafts. I’m still a regular patron of my local library, though my relationship with the library looks Read more …

How Climate Change and Instability Exacerbate Sexual- and Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Women and Girls 

The dangerous consequences of climate change, crises, and conflict are not new topics in human rights discussions. However, it is imperative that we discuss how they affect women, children, and marginalized communities through an intersectional lens to implement appropriate solutions, services, and resources.  Sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV) and violence against women and girls (VAWG) Read more …