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Muslim American Women Are Finding Their Voice and Confronting Islamophobia

Standing down a rising wave of discrimination and hate, Muslim American women across the United States are working together, learning how to defend themselves, and reclaiming their rightful place in American society.

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How Reproductive Justice Serves as a Model for Progressive Organizing  

Groundswell Fund’s Naa Hammond explains why reproductive justice is about more than reproductive rights, and why movements for transformative change must be intersectional.

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What’s Life Like for Women Who Use Drugs in Indonesia? It’s Time We Asked Them

Police violence, social stigma, and poor access to health care are a daily—and poorly understood—reality for many women who use drugs. A new report is finally letting them tell their story.

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The University That’s Educating—and Empowering—Women from across Asia

Critical thinking reigns at the Asian University for Women, where students get the kind of education usually found at small liberal arts schools.

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The Lebanese Nationality Law That Leaves Children Stateless

A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

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The Problem with Criminalizing Sex Workers’ Clients  

Kate McGrew, coordinator at Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, explains how labor rights can protect sex workers in ways criminalization can’t.