Posts Categorized: Global Feminisim

In Honor of International Women’s Day, NOW Stands with Our Sisters in Saudi Arabia

By Jihane Bergaoui and Jan Erickson The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long enjoyed a strategically fruitful relationship with the United States. In return for providing the U.S. with a geo-politically important Arab ally in the Middle East, and a significant economic and energy partner, Saudi Arabia has benefited from a complete lack of accountability… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Women and Immigration

In many cases immigrant women are more hesitant to report incidents of harassment because the perpetrator holds a position of power and may threaten to fire them or call immigration if they seek help. Undocumented women in abusive relationships often face similar barriers to reporting acts of violence. A partner may discourage the woman from leaving the relationship using the threat of deportation or separation from their children.

Abortion Around the World – An Overview

Women’s reproductive health advocates believe that — as a fundamental human right — all women everywhere should have access to reproductive health and family planning services, including abortion. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, women face serious and sometimes insurmountable barriers in obtaining those services. Women’s health and their families’ well-being suffer as a consequence. Tragically, women’s lives are lost unnecessarily because of abortion restrictions and lack of access to medical services.

Feminist Lessons to Learn from Muslim Nation of Bangladesh

On April 9, 2012, the New York Times published an article about the strides women are making in Bangladesh . . . Despite the obstacles, Bangladesh has three percent more women in elected positions than the United States. In addition, it has had female heads of state for decades — an advancement the U.S. has not been able to make during its 200-plus years of independence.